Are you working on ou/ow diphthongs in phonics? This flower power sort is a fun diphthong activity that practices reading and focuses on those tricky spelling patterns. It’s perfect for use as a small group center or as a whole group read and write the room.

Make sure to scroll below to grab the freebie and then hop over and grab our Vowel Team Centers for more word work practice!

Getting Ready

Prep for this diphthong activity was super simple! I just cut out the cards and sorting mats using my trusty paper cutter.

Then, I copied just enough recording sheets for my class and we were all set!

(See? I told you it was easy!)

Flower Power Diphthong Activity

To start, I spread out the ow/ou sorting mats on a flat surface.

I explained that we were going to find the correct flower to go in the right sound pots.

The first student picked a flower card, read the word out loud and decided which spelling pattern her word used.

She placed her flower in the right spot and then we picked a new volunteer to pick a new word.

We went around the room until all the flowers had been planeted in the correct pot.

Once all of the words were correctly sorted, I passed out the record sheet for the students to complete.

It was a great way to give them writing practice and check for understanding!

Diphthong Activity Extension

For a fun twist, place the word cards around the room and have students walk around the room finding, reading and recording the words on their sheet.

Grab Your Download

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  1. Hello,
    I am trying to download the free phonics sort for OW and OU. The big blue button will not allow me to download. Would you be able to send me another link?

    This is just what I was looking for!

  2. As well big blue button won’t work. Could you send me the link as well.

  3. having difficulty downloading, the big blue button wont work.

  4. I can’t download. The blue button didn’t work. Can you please send me a link

  5. Can you email to me too please the link won’t work

  6. Hello, I signed up but will not let me click on download button, can you please email. Thank you. Lauren

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