Teaching or revising long vowels? These long vowel cards are just for you!
Long vowels can be confusing to an early reader. The key is revision, revision, revision! The more a student hears the different sounds, the easier it is to recognize them in a word to spell correctly. Make it fun and the learning will come easier too!
How to use the long vowel cards:
- Read the words on the cards over and over again to work on fluency.
- Play 30 seconds: try to explain all the words in 30 seconds to your friend without saying the actual word. For instance “leaf”- it is something that grows on trees and has the long e sound…
- Make a sentence with each word on the card.
- Make silly sentences trying to use more than one of the words in a sentence- The dogs eat meat or steal a leaf in my dream.
- Use the cards as a quick assessing tool. Let the student read through the words and see where he/she still struggles.
Print, laminate and cut the cards. Place all the cards of the same sound on a ring for easier handling. You can decide which cards will work for your students, ones you do introduce them to.