A series of worksheets that work vowels that sound just like they look.

When a vowel sound, in a word, is pronounced the same way the letter is itself, we call this a long vowel. If a vowel does not sound as it does as an individual letter, it is referred to as a short vowel sound. A typical example of both vowel sounds can be found in the word cake. This word features the long a vowel and the short e vowel. The spelling of words and the way it sounds are not always on par. This is something you will need to remind yourself consistently as you progress with this skill. You will find that the long vowel sound is present very often when two vowels are positioned next to each other and when a word ends in the letter e. You will get the hang of this as you spend more time with the concepts and sounds here.

We cover all 5 vowels in here. We also have individual vowel worksheets. If you look at the blue navigation bar to the left, you will see the individual letters listed. We will also begin to add a bunch of short vowel worksheets over the next several season that will be intense. Long vowels sounds just as they appear on the page or screen for that matter. Interesting Fact: The only 15-letter word that is spelled without repeating a single letter is "uncopyrightable". Can you find the 2-long vowels in that word? It's "i" and "a".

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The Long A Sound

The long A sound is what you hear when the letter A says its name. You can hear the long A sound in words like: make, hay, play. Say the name of each picture. Color the pictures where you hear the long A sound.

Long Vowel Sounds

Say the name of each picture. Color in the box that contains the letter whose sound you hear.

Find Them

Give you a hint: plane, pancakes, cheese, phone, peacock, hippo, dinosaur.

Identifying Those Extra Vowel Sounds

Say the name of each picture aloud. Circle the correct sound for each.

Listening for Extended Vowels

Say the name of each picture out loud. Write the letter who says its name and makes a long vowel sound. Hint: You should name all the vowels once!

Box of Words and Sounds

Use the words in the box to complete each sentence.

Long Uu Worksheet

You can hear the long U sound in the word "cube". Say the name of each picture. If you hear the long Uu sound, circle the picture. Read each pair of words. Circle the word in each pair that contains the long Uu sound.

Push Those Sounds

Sort each word into the correct column, to show which sound that it contains.

Long Aa Worksheet

Where are they in: cat skates panda snail snake? Rake or rat? Sail or sad?

Long Oo Worksheet

Where do you hear Long Oo out of log, snow, coat, elephant, pot?

Match Game: Vowel Sounds

Draw lines to match the pictures that have the same sounds.

Long Ii Worksheet

You can hear the long Ii sound in the word "slide". Where else do you hear it: dice, brush, lion, bike, scissors

Sounds Letter Combinations

Sort each letter combination into the correct column, to show which sound that it makes.

Long Ee Worksheet

Do you hear the hard "e"? I don't always hear it, but I can.

Long O

The long O sound is what you hear when the letter O says its name. You can hear the long O sound in words like:    domino      Lego      toes