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".