We are working on long o and long u right now in spelling and reading. LONG O can be spelled with a sneaky e on the end like slope or with /oa/ in the middle like coat. LONG U makes a couple different sounds and can be spelled with a sneaky e on the end like mule, /oo/ in the middle like food, or /ui/ in the middle like fruit.
Today was a hands on kind of day all around.
THE WAY THINGS WORK...