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This reading passage has many words with "ou" and "ow." Both of these spellings can sound like the double vowel in "ouch." This is a big sound--you need to move your lips and open your jaw. Review the sound with the 500 words list.
Remember: "ow" can sound like a double vowel, as in "down," or just a long O, as in "snow." In this passage, "narrowed" is the only "ow" that has a the long O sound.
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