Vowel Teacher Resources
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Here are two great worksheets that cover totally different topics. The first requires learners to find, match, and write words from the word bank under the correct long vowel spelling patter. The second has them practice identifying prismatic shapes by writing the name and coloring each one as indicated in the key.
Long o Vowels: oa and ow Words
What do you get when you have four great worksheets that all relate to a single topic? A spelling packet! Second and third graders fill in blanks, complete sentences, identify rhyming words, divide words into syllables, unscramble words, and write sentences for target words that all have /oa/ spelling pattern. They write a total of 45 answers; so consider breaking up this assignment over the course of a few days or sending it home to be completed throughout the week.
Phonemic Awareness of Short Vowel Sounds
Get those kids ready to read with increased phonemic awareness! Children in grades K-2 will participate in a variety of stimulating activities to practice sounding out, identifying, and reading simple cvc words. Pupils will sign, sing, read, and write short vowel sounds, then put it all together by playing the game Word Maker. The thinking that went into this instructional activity is amazing! Perfect for Special Ed.
First graders identify consonants and vowels in various words from stories they have read. They examine the consonant/vowel word pattern.
Short Vowels, Hard and Soft C Practice
In this short vowel and hard and soft c worksheet, students first read a riddle above a picture, then circle the correct answer to the riddle. Answers all have short vowels. Students then say the names of pictures, circling either hard or soft to identify the sound of c in each word.
Pupils reinforce their knowledge of different vowel sounds while playing a form of tag.
Short Vowel Movements
Students use gestures to recognize the short vowel sounds. In this cvc lesson, students use a cue to recognize the vowel sound. Students practice various words with the cues.
Vowels, Reading Fluency
Third graders practice identifying words with the short o vowel sound. They use the strategy will reading a page from The Hare and the Tortoise. They read the passage while focusing on increasing their reading fluency and practice reading given phrases with a partner. They complete the associated questions.
Short Vowel Discrimination
Students read a Dr. Seuss book and complete activities for short vowel sound words. In this short vowels lesson plan, students read Hop on Pop and analyze the rhyming words in the text. Students complete rhyming activities and practice reading sentences with the words. Students complete a matching activity for the rhyming words.
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.
Phonics: Words with More Than One Syllable (CV/C) Rule A
Knowing basic phonics rules can help learners increase their reading accuracy, pronunciation, and spelling. Third graders practice breaking or chunking words based on the cv/c syllable rule. They take note of where to break each word, why, and what it does to the ending vowel.
Here is an engaging cross-curicular instructional activity 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!
Words Under Construction
Second graders practice spelling correctly words with short and long vowel sounds, r-controlled vowels, and consonant blend patterns. Students build words using consonant cards with a vowel pattern or word family cards.
Your scholars will be underlining, circling, sorting, and writing in this 6-page activity guide on syllables and vowels. They practice skills by circling words with certain syllable counts, splitting words into syllables, finding unstressed syllables with the "schwa" sound, using vocabulary words in a sentence, and sorting words into categories based on number of syllables. Review boxes offer tips on some pages, and the activities are graphically arranged for visual learners.
Making Words From Sounds
First graders practice matching sounds by looking at a series of pictures that begin with a targeted consonant sound, include a targeted vowel sound, or include a targeted consonant digraph sound. Students then put together a new word they created with sounds from other words.
Blake's Brave Race
Students distinguish the difference between the short and long vowel sounds. They practice correspondences that are spelled and pronounced differently working with a_e=/A/ vowel sounds. Elkonin Letter boxes and class set of books are covered in depth within this lesson.
To Make a Cake you must say /A/
Here is a great way for learners to practice identifying sounds made by both short and long vowels. This lesson stresses the a_e=/A/ correspondence along with letterboxes. They read their spelled words, whole text selection and pseudo-words utilizing the a_e=/a/ correspondences.
Phonics: Diphthongs and Digraphs
In this recognizing diphthongs and digraphs worksheet, students identify the vowel sounds in words with the letter combinations au, aw, ew, and ou. Students write fifteen answers.
Lesson Plan for the Long I
Explore language arts by reading a children's story in class. In this letter I lesson, 2nd graders identify the different sounds the vowel I makes and discuss words which use the long I sound. Students read the book Diary of a Worm and complete a K-W-L chart about worms.
Stage an "Orange Olympics" in the gym while completing phonics work on the vowel "o" and learning about the Olympics. This interdisciplinary unit provides practice with the vowel sound for "o" while integrating a social studies unit on the Winter Olympics and several physical education activities. Little Olympians play hockey, bowling and run relay races all with oranges. Afterward, they write about the experience using pictures from the events and computers.