Long Vowel Sounds Activities and Ideas (FREE Posters)

August 1, 2019

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Is your young reader struggling with learning their long vowel sounds? Although learning short vowel sounds may have been a breeze for him/her, long vowel sounds are a whole other ball game. These activities and ideas for teaching long vowel sounds will help your child get through your lessons more smoothly.

Free Long Vowel Sounds Posters

While short vowel sounds are clear-cut and easily spelled, long vowel sounds tend to be more complicated for a young reader. If your child is already a struggling reader if English is a second language the difficulty level to tackle these can increase significantly.

Living in other countries where their first language isn’t English, I am constantly reminded how frustrating our language is to learn. It is true, especially when letters like “A” can be spelled with an  a_e, ai, ay, ey. I can’t really defend that dichotomy. There are even exceptions to the rules which would make anyone give up.

Regardless of how confusing long vowel sounds can be, mastering their decoding is crucial to building on more challenging vocabulary. Your kids will always need this skill in order to progress in their reading when deciphering and learning words that are more complex.

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  • Long Vowel Sound Bookmarks
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