The short vowel sounds for the five vowels in the English language are a as in cat, e as in pet, i as in sit, o as in dog and u as in bug. The letter y used as a vowel makes the short i sound, as in mystic. More »

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Begin teaching long vowels after a child understands short vowel sounds, or when the child consistently spells consonant-vowel-consonant words correctly. Introduce each of the long vowel sounds individually. Provide the ... More »

Long vowel sounds are the name of the letter, such as the A in tape or the O in snow. When distinguishing between a long and short vowel, determine if the vowel sounds like the name of the letter itself, and if so, it is... More »

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One easy worksheet idea that educators can use to help students recognize the difference between consonants and vowels includes placing consonants or vowels in white boxes on a worksheet and having students fill consonan... More »

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Begin teaching long vowels after a child understands short vowel sounds, or when the child consistently spells consonant-vowel-consonant words correctly. Introduce each of the long vowel sounds individually. Provide the ... More »

Euphony is using several words with long vowels rather than short vowel sounds in the line of a poem, such as including words like "rain" and "day." Another example is using words that rhyme with each other or have simil... More »

Free vowel digraph worksheets are available at BogglesWorldESL.com, FunFonix.com and PrintableWorksheets.in, as of 2015. BogglesWorldESL.com offers worksheets aimed at younger learners that include basic tracing, writing... More »

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