These are the five vowels in the English language. But they represent a variety of sounds. To master these vowel sounds, first and foremost we have to learn the difference between a short vowel and long vowel sound. We have already covered the short vowels sound words. Today, we shall discuss long vowels which are relatively easier for children to learn compared to short vowels.
A long vowel is used to refer to the vowel sounds whose pronunciation is the same as its letter name. They are also called ‘alphabet sounds.’
They are called long because we hold them longer than short vowel sounds. But these sounds are not a longer version of short vowels. In fact, they are completely different from each other.
In this pack, we will write words for the sounds ai ay ee ea ie igh oa ow ue and ew.
These long vowel worksheets are ideal for beginners. The words are to be completed by adding the ‘ai sound’ in the above blanks to complete the words. ‘ai words’ in the snail. The picture also represents the sound.
After completing the words, the children can color the picture.
‘ay words’ in the spray. Pictures help register sounds better. It helps children associate the sound with a picture. Also, it’s fun. Do practice my long a sound pack. It is a detailed introductory pack with ai and ay sound covered separately.
‘ee words’ on the tree. My little ones really enjoy these simple worksheets. You can add more words if you wish to. You could also make your own worksheets like these. ‘ee words’ on the sweets?
‘ea words’ on the leaf. Do try my long e words worksheets pack that covers ee and ea sound. You can also design a worksheet for ‘ea’ words in the sea. The possibilities are endless.
‘ie words’ on the fries. The above long vowel sound worksheet is for ‘ie words.’ There are very few words with this sound but it is an important sound nonetheless.
With a worksheet like this, children will have a tough time forgetting that fries have the ‘ie sound.’
‘igh words’ on the light.
‘oa words’ on the boat. Complete the words by adding ‘oa’ and read the words.
Do try my long o sound pack for introductory worksheets on oa and ow.
‘ow’ words on the bow. ‘ow’ is a confusing sound. Sometimes, ow makes the long o sound as in show but sometimes it makes the diphthong sound as in owl.
‘ue words’ on the glue bottle.
‘ew words’ in the news.
This long vowel worksheets are free for subscribers to download.