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Long Vowel Sounds Activity Center
In this long vowel sounds worksheet, students place pictures next to the long vowel sound that is in their names. Students put 51 pictures next to sounds.
Practicing Short and Long Vowel Sounds
What are the differences between short and long vowel sounds? The class participates in a teacher ledlesson in which they add letters to words as they evolve from a three letter, short vowel word to a longer long vowel word. They complete a worksheet, participate in word sorts, and share their results with the group.
The Long and Short Of It! - Discriminating Short and Long Vowel Sounds
First graders recognize short and long vowel sounds, sing vowel sound songs, and hunt for particular vowel sounds in various books. They listen to a variety of books that focus on particular vowel sounds.
Recognizing Vowel Sounds
In this vowel sounds worksheet, students circle the vowel sound heard in a picture and circle pictures with the same vowel sound as one shown, tracing the letter that makes the sound.
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
Students view a slideshow presentation of the different sounds made by vowels. They create a document that displays pictures representing different vowel sounds and then locate further examples on the Internet.
Short Vowel Sounds
Review the letters in the alphabet that are vowels. Learners will view a list of short vowel sounds and recognize the difference from long vowel sounds. Then they identify words with short vowel sounds and analyze their patterns.
Short Vowel Sounds
Students write down all short vowel sounds. They read their spelling words and attach them to each short vowel sound. They practice writing each spelling word under each short vowel sound that they have listed on their paper. They discuss the spelling structure of all the words including syllables. They write the words in alphabetical order and identify the words that rhyme.
Vowel Sounds: /air/ and /er/
All the best readers started out the same way. Build the foundational skills needed to recognize vowel sounds like /air/ and /er/. Early readers write a word to label each of nine images. Each image focuses on a different spelling pattern that comprises the medial sound. An answer key is included.
Vowel Sound: i
As scholars become more comfortable with initial sound correspondence, introduce them to medial sounds. As they focus on the vowel sound /i/, youngsters examine a set of images and draw a line from the letter i to any with that middle phoneme. Next, there are six single-syllable words missing the i in the middle. Printers get writing practice as they fill in the letter to match the image with each word. If they do this with partners, challenge pupils to read the words to each other.
Vowel Sounds: O
This worksheet focuses on the medial vowel sound o. Pre-readers complete two tasks to practice the short o sound. They draw a line from the letter o to pictures that contain the medial /o/ sound. They then, fill in six cvc words with the letter o.
Vowel Sounds: A
Say aaaaa, because today your class will be practicing the short a vowel sound. They complete two activities. First the draw a line from the letter a to the objects that contain the medial /a/ sound. Then, they fill in the missing a to complete six cvc words.
Vowel Sounds: e
"Eh?" That is the short vowel sound the letter e makes when it is used in the middle of a word. Little ones will draw a line between the letter e and objects that make the short e sound. Then they will fill in the missing e in six different words.
Decoding Made Easy
A instructional activity on decoding skills is here for you. In it, young readers work hard to learn all of their consonant and vowel sounds and how to manipulate those sounds to read different words. The instructional activity may have been written by a speech teacher, because the techniques presented are very specific to that type of training. Shaving cream, colored markers, and attention to the shape of the mouth and vibrations in the throat are all utilized. A valuable instructional activity for any teacher who needs to help their struggling readers.
Vowel Sounds: I and O
Early readers put their short vowel know how to the test. They read a series of simple cvc words, circle all the words that contain the medial short vowel sound indicated, then write those words in the space provided. Phonics, reading, and writing skills are all rolled into one worksheet.
Learners will create a list of short vowel sound words and participate in computer phonics activities to practice. They will read an interactive storybook online. Next, they will complete words in order to better understand short vowel sounds.
Phonetic masters identify and recognize short vowel sounds by reading and listening to a story that highlights select words. They use picture clues to aid comprehension and construct a story by actively choosing and identifying short-vowel sounds that complete each C-V-C word. The instructional activity spans two days and includes several fun extension activities and good reading suggestions.
Now here is a great set of activities that will make learning about long vowel sounds a snap. The activities cover two days and include vowel identification, reading, and several great games. Kids will hunt for long vowel words, play long vowel hopscotch, and long vowel concentration.
Here is an engaging cross-curicular lesson which incorporates elements of language arts and heatlh. Groups of learners are assigned to one vowel sound. They work together to find pictures of food out of a booklet that have the long vowel sound that they were assigned. A clever idea!
The Long and Short of It!
Identify short and long vowel sounds. Scholars will sing a song to reinforce the vowel sounds. Then use slates and wipe-off markers to identify vowel sounds in words.
Long Vowel/Short Vowel Lesson Plan
Practice long and short vowel sounds with your studetns. They participate in a "Wheel of Fortune" game where they complete a phrase using vowels. Young scholars also participate in a short vowel sound sing-along.