Short Vowels

A collection of worksheets focusing on short vowels (a, e, i, o, u). Various different exercises to help build up their ability to identify the sound and differentiate from the long vowel sound.

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Phonics is essential for children to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill that makes independent reading more efficient. Phonetic reading is very important in the education of children. Phonetic reading can help children learn new words independently.

The main advantage of phonics is that is it helps increase a child’s fluency in reading. Fluency does not regard speed, it means reading the text accurately with the correct pronunciation. Through practice the speed that a child can read will be built up.

Blending is key when it comes to phonics. It involves combining all the sounds to make the word. The hardest obstacle for teachers is getting the students to understand the technique. Through practice and patient, students will be able to pick it up.

Teaching CVC

Consonant – Vowel – Consonant was designed to slowly introduce young learners to blending. The words are relatively easy due to only using single sounds and applying a one, two, three step motion which is easy to learn. I recommend before CVC, you should do the following:

  • Review the single sounds with the phonics song
  • Practice their vowel pronunciations.
  • When teaching the words, put more emphasis on the sounds so the students can pick them up.
  • Get them to sound out each individual letter first then blend them all at the end.

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Mr. Greg

An English teacher from Scotland who made a website to share resources for free with the whole world! Currently based in Hong Kong, teaching in an International Kindergarten and tutoring Primary students.

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