The word cluster –ough can be pronounced in more than one way. When your child sees –ough in different words, they might be confused and think that they all have the same pronunciation. Use this worksheet to teach them how the sound can change in different words. For example, -ough sometimes sounds like ‘aw’ as found in the word ‘bought’. Ask your child to give you some more examples to see how well they understand. Then, help them underline the correct words to fill in the blanks.
As your students advance in their education and learn more about reading and pronouncing words, they will see how some word patterns can be said in different ways. For example, the pattern ‘ough’ can be pronounced many different ways. In some words, it makes the sound ‘uff’ as seen in ‘enough’. Give your kids some more examples of common words that are pronounced similarly. Look through this worksheet with your students, and help them unscramble the ‘ough’ words. They should check the box next to the correct word.
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