Teaching the semantics of words isn’t the easiest thing. There are rules upon rules and then some rules break other rules. The way you teach kids about words can help mold how our kids react to future lessons and how they see reading. The activities and ideas for teaching long vowel sounds are fun and engaging to help your kids actually enjoy the learning experience.
Kids struggle with long vowel sounds since they are not as straightforward and easy to learn as short vowel sounds. Short vowel sounds are mostly all spelled the same each time. Long vowel sounds, as you know, definitely is harder to learn.
This resource helps you understand the semantics behind long vowel sounds and how to get your kids learning them fluently. Learning to master long vowel sounds is important to building strong foundational reading knowledge. It helps set the stage for new and more complex words as your kids grow.
The best way to start learning long vowel sounds is through fun activities and ideas like these to provide practice that helps kids remember.
Grab some of these long vowel posters and resources to help your kids tackle these with ease:
Scholastic Teacher’s Friend Long Vowels Chart, Multiple Colors (TF2518)Carson Dellosa Long Vowels Chart (114064)TREND enterprises, Inc. Vowels and Vowel Teams Skill Drill Flash CardsThe Nice Mice in the Rice: A Long Vowel Sounds Book (Sounds Like Reading ®)
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Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!