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- Paul H., Teacher
- Lakewood, NJ
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.
Have your class read these words with short vowel sounds to complete the sentences on this worksheet. Learners match the words that have the same vowel sound as the underlined word in a sentence from the story Allie's Basketball Dream. They complete 10 problems. This could be used for standardized test preparation.
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 lesson is amazing! Perfect for Special Ed.
Scholars are introduced to the short /u/ sound. Youngsters read The Ugly Duckling and discuss the animals whose names begin with or contain the target sound. Then they complete a word sort, complete a vowel twister activity, watch a PowerPoint presentation, and color a worksheet. They also sing Old MacDonald with all five vowel sounds!
Engaging activities associated with the long u sound are presented in this plan about vowel sounds. Young readers practice saying the long u sound, listening for it, and recognizing where it occurs in words. Additionally, a PowerPoint presentation on vowel sounds is embedded in this fine plan.
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.
Fifth graders examine patterns as they compare and contrast long and short vowels by looking a word lists. In the text comprehension section, they read a passage about cells before answering questions and participating in a class discussion. Finally, they participate in vocabulary instruction about homonyms, antonyms, synonyms, analogies, idioms, proverbs, metaphors, similes, root words, prefixes, and suffixes.
Ninth graders review vowel digraphs using a given list of words which they examine for the position of the digraph and add words to. Next they read, and mark up the text on a short story by Bel Tower, "Frog." After reading the answer comprehension questions. Finally, they practice reciting words from the Instant Word List.
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.
Use this resource to have your class practice reading and writing words with the short /u/ sound. Learners fill in the correct letters of the word below each picture. All of the words contain the short vowel sound. Consider having them trace the target words with a highlighter to develop spelling skills!