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OU Stories: Have fun with words mouse, group, dough, tough, pour

OU Stories is a magnificent rhyming book that goes beyond the “trout soup” lesson. The book explores numerous words that contain OU in them as a digraph “group”, trigraph “pour”, tetragraph “dough”, suffix “famous” and lots more.

This fun book of OU stories is useful for story time, spelling improvement classes, poetry sessions, phonological and phonemic awareness lessons, reading intervention programmes, adult literacy classes, and English as a second language classes. Stories are entertaining and suitable for anyone who enjoys rhymes.

Words with OU in them are displayed in full bloom in this exciting and entertaining book of short stories with colourful illustrations for readers to grasp the concept of words with the same rimes and the different sounds letters make with the presence of other letters.

CLICK HERE to Improve Spelling and Reading Skills with OU STORIES book filled with words that include OU.

OU Stories

OU Stories book for improving spelling and reading

Persons of all ages will see and hear the words “mouse”, “group”, “dough”, “tough” and “thought” in one book and learn that the vowel sounds in all these words do not sound the same even though they look the same.

The OU Stories book comes in both e-book and paperback formats for your pleasure. It is one of a series of fun books that are having a spelling party on the inside.

About OU Stories

The author of OU Stories is Joyanne James and publisher is Culturama Publishing Company. It was launched in December 2022 as part of a 10-book series called Improve Spelling and Reading Skills on Amazon. There are also AI Stories, EA Stories, EE Stories, EI Stories, EY Stories, IE Stories, OA Stories, OO Stories and OW Stories that are all having their own fun with words.

OU Stories is educational material that supports articles on phonics found on Study Zone Institute. The website offers students, parents and teachers – instructions, word lists, posters and videos to help improve spelling skills, understand rime and rhyme, sharpen phonological and phonemic awareness, decode faster and read fluently.

OU in the word list

Use the word list below at home or in the classroom. Create posters, flashcards, write poems or use for journaling.


found, mouse, our, house, proud, bounce, around, about, pound, flour, ground, out, shout, mouth, count, pout, south, doubt, cloud, bound, sour, loud, announce, mountain, louse, doused, lounge

you, soup, wound, group, cougar, coupon, youth, route, routine, bouquet, souvenir, boutique, acoustic

couple, country, courage, encourage, young, limousine


four, pour, tour, mourn, courtesy, court

British English – rumour, humour, tumour, honour, labour, colour, flavour, armour, savour, vapour, neighbour, behaviour


dangerous, jealous, gorgeous, numerous, generous, famous, humongous, fabulous, joyous

pompous, nervous, wondrous, enormous, righteous, courteous, poisonous


delicious, obvious, ambitious, precious, vicious, ferocious, gracious, spacious, glorious, cautious, notorious


though, dough, although, borough, doughnut, thorough

thought, bought, brought, ought, fought, sought, wrought

tough, rough, cough, enough

through, throughout




could, would, should


touch, couch, slouch, pouch, vouch, grouch, ouch


double, trouble


shoulder, boulder, moulder

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