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Learn to read long vowels - AU and AW

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A, E, I, O, and U...every word has to have a vowel! Sometimes vowels can say new sounds when they stand next to different letters. Today we're going to find out what happens when "A" stands next to "W" or "U" in a word.

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Can't get enough of "AW" and "AU" words? Check out The Electric Company for even more words with these vowel diphthongs OR Kids VS Phonics for a silly "AW" and "AU" sentence story.Wait? What are vowel diphthongs? Want to learn more about these unique letter combinations? Watch this video on Vowel Diphthongs!Think you are a vowel diphthong expert? Try to read and answer the comprehension questions for the book, "I Saw a Scary Dinosaur," that is full of "AW" and "AU" words!
Vowels are important, but can be changed to create many unique sounds. Next time you are reading or writing, be sure to notice any words with the "AW" and "AU" sound!

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