These worksheets focus on using and recoginizing words with short "i" and long "i" vowel sounds.

Long "i"s can also come from the letter combonation of i_e, igh, le, and plain old -y. Such as in the word "fry". Cool fact the word "set" has the most definitions of any other word in the English language.

The most common long a words are: ice, five, bike, mice, nice, nine, side, wide and fine. The most common short a words are: big, did, his, lip, pin, pig, sit, sip and zip (had to get a "z" in there!)

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Print Long I Short i Vowel Sounds Sounds Worksheets

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The Long I Sound

Color the objects that have a long I (ĭ) sound. Then write the word under the picture.

Short I (ĭ) Words

Circle the short i words. Where they at?

Long I, Short I

Color the Short I words RED. Color the Long I words GREEN. Color all other words BLUE.

Long Boxy Words

Complete each sentence with the best Long I word from the word box.

Circle and Name

Lots of animals and insects that you can't even process it all.

Short i Search

Say the name of the picture. Circle the word.

Long I Word Search

Underline the Long I words in the story and write them on the lines. Only write each word once.

Get Out The Glue

Cut out the pictures. Glue them next to the correct short I words.

Find the Longs

Where are all those pictures coming from?

Long I | Short I

Read each word. Does it have a long I (Ī) sound, or a short I (ĭ) sound? Color in the circle next to the correct sound.

Short i and i_e Words

Read each word. Then add an e. Read the new word and write it on the line.

i__e Words

Read each word. Then draw a picture of it.

Ice, Chins, Insects, and Fire

Draw a line to match each picture to the correct word.

The Wizard One

Bike, kite, pie, lips, cricket, film, die, six, kittern, and of course.... wizards!

Can You Hear the Short I (ĭ)?

Circle the word in each set that starts with a short i (ĭ) sound.