Phonics sounds: Learning Letter U and /u/ Sound

u sound story

phonics /u/ Sound story:

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Sound /u/ story

“Don’t touch it, it is still hot”, said Julia’s mum while cooking food in the kitchen. Julia was trying to touch the pan on the cooker. “alright mammy, I won’t”, Julia replied with a little smile. However, the mother went to bring some frozen meat from the deep freezer outside the kitchen. While she was returning, “uhhhh”, screamed Julia feeling pain in her fingers. “Julia, what did I tell you”, mum said with a noticeable disappointment., “Next time I am sure you will believe me”. “sorry mum, uhhhhh you are right”.

u sound video: How to pronounce the /u/ sound:

The /u/ letter is one of the vowels that can cause many different sounds. The one we are interested in here is the one in /cut/. But there are various sounds that can be produced by /u/ like the ones in June or tube. We make the sound ‘uh’ by opening the mouth as if we want to see the bottom of the mouth in a mirror. Watch the video and see how the instructor making the sound. It needs more patience to teach vowels.

Sound game: listen and mark true if you heard the sound

phonics u sound game
phonics u sound game

/u/ sound worksheets: write the letter sound /u/: 

Here’s the letter /u/ tracing worksheet to practice:  Letter U u Tracing Worksheets

phonics u tracing worksheets

Read the following words: 

Use our phonics phase 2 flashcards to practice some pronunciation activities with your kid: 

  • First level: Make combinations of the flashcards below and let the child recognize which letters are making the sound /u/.
  • Advanced level: Let the child assemble the words below by himself. keep telling him the pronunciation of the word until he can make the combination alone. 
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  • cut
  • bug
  • duck
  • hut
  • uncle

You can download and see all the flashcards in pdf printable designs.


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