Long Vowel Worksheets

Worksheets focusing on words containing long vowel sounds. Worksheets are targeted for Kindergarten students who are new to the concept. Basic spelling and reading exercises for them to build up their phonetic knowledge.

Long Vowel Words Mind Map

A collection of mind maps focusing on long vowel words. Focusing on the sounds /a_e/, /ay/, /ee/, /i_e/, /o_e/, /oa/, ...
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Long Vowel Review

Kindergarten long vowel review worksheets. 4 worksheets to go through, designed for preschoolers and young learners. Basic sound identification and ...
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Long Vowel O: /oa/ /oe/ /ow/

Kindergarten phonics worksheets focusing on the topic of long vowel O: /oa/ /oe/ /ow/. 5 worksheets to go through, designed ...
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Long Vowel ‘ay’

Kindergarten long vowel phonics worksheets focusing on the long vowel sound 'ay'. 4 worksheets to go through, designed for preschoolers ...
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Long Vowel ‘ue’

Kindergarten long vowel phonics worksheets focusing on the long vowel sound 'ue'. 4 worksheets to go through, designed for preschoolers ...
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Long Vowel: ‘igh’

Kindergarten long vowel phonics worksheets focusing on the long vowel sound 'igh'. 5 worksheets to go through, designed for preschoolers ...
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Long Vowel: ‘oa’

Kindergarten long vowel phonics worksheets focusing on the long vowel sound 'oa'. 5 worksheets to go through, designed for preschoolers ...
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Long Vowel: ‘ee’

Kindergarten long vowel phonics worksheets focusing on the long vowel sound 'ee'. 5 worksheets to go through, designed for preschoolers ...
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Long Vowel: ‘ai’

Kindergarten long vowel phonics worksheets focusing on the long vowel sound 'ai'. 5 worksheets to go through, designed for preschoolers ...
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Long Vowel Sounds Tips

It is not easy introducing the concept to a child new sounds that do not follow the single sound process. It can take a while for a student to build up their recognition of these sounds. Time and practiced will prevail.

The greatest advice I can give is to use flashcards and get the students to practice recognising the sounds before trying out words containing the sound. When they are used to the combinations, they will be able to blend new words containing the sound without giving a second thought.

Transitioning from CVC/CVCC to Long Vowels

This is not an easy task for young learners. They are used to words that are presented to them in the CVC or CVCC format. All the words contain single sounds, making it easy to blend. Long vowel sounds are the complete opposite. They require more recognition and awareness of the letter combinations.

To make it easier for students to get used to long vowel sounds, stick to basic words that contain no more than 5 letters. Build up their confidence before attempting longer words. Split up the words to help with their final blend. I usually tell my students to colour in the long vowel part of the word, to show their awareness!