Step 93: The long sound of u.
The pupil has already learned the first two ways of spelling the long sound of u, as in valUE, cUbE, using ue and u.e (magic e). The third column of words is similar, that ANY vowel two letters after a u can make the u say its name. The 4th column is UI, with only about half a dozen words, and finally EW. To remember blew from blue, make the connection with the W (OW, EW), that blow and blew go together, also grow, grew; throw, threw (not through).
ue u.e ‑u‑ ui ew
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cl __ t_b_ p_pil fr __ t f __
gl __ t_n_ ‑niform recr __ t st __
c __ f _ m _ s _ nion purs __ t gr __ (grow)
val __ c _ r _ t_ lip j __ ce thr __ (throw)
tiss __ ac _ t _ h _ mid br __ se bl __ (blow)
stat __ st_d_nt _ s_al cr __ se fl__ (fly)
resc __ ‑s‑ grad_al purs__t scr __
aven __ am _ s _ pec_liar st __ ard
que __ exc _ s _ st_pid vi __
purs __ comp_t_r d _ ty revi __
end __ d_ k_ _niversi ty p __
ã Copyright 2000 by Elliot Right Way Books where copied or adapted from “c-a-t=CAT”. Other material ã copyright 2001 by Mona McNee