long vowel sounds

long vowel sounds

What are long vowel sounds?

Long vowel sounds are used to refer to the sounds whose pronunciation is the same as its letter name.

They are also called ‘alphabet sounds.’

They are also called ‘alphabet sounds.’ They are called long vowel sounds because we hold them longer than short vowel sounds. But long vowels are not a longer version of short vowels. Long and short vowel sounds are completely different from each other.

long a sound – ‘ai’ and ‘ay’ make the alphabet sound ‘a’

long e sound – ‘ee’ and ‘ea’ make the alphabet sound ‘e’

long i sound– ‘ie’ and ‘igh’ make the alphabet sound ‘i’

long o sound – ‘oa’ and ‘ow’ make the alphabet sound ‘o’

long u sound – ‘ue’ and ‘ew’ make the alphabet sound ‘u’

 

long vowel sounds worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 


 

In the above worksheet, we shall be covering long vowel sounds i, e and o.

‘ee’ and ‘ea’   come together to form the alphabet sound ‘e.’ It is also known as ‘vowel combination.’ Often in vowel combinations, the first letter has the long sound and the second is silent. See ‘ee’ and ‘ea’.

Since there is no rule whether to use ‘ie’ or ‘igh’ for a particular word, children need a lot of reading practice and with time they will develop an understanding for it.

 

 

long vowel ai ay ie igh ue ew worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 


 

I have covered long vowels in great detail on my blog as well as the website.

You will also find long vowel flashcards with pictures and words list to practice long vowel words and they shall also help increase your child’s vocabulary.

 

 

Match the long vowels worksheet for kindergarten and first grade

 


 

There are three worksheets in this pack. I have covered all the long vowel sounds. Identify the picture and then write the correct long vowel to complete the word.

The next pack that I will be sharing is a long vowel words list.
ai sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

ay sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

Read the long a words and highlight the ai and ay sound.

 

ee sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

ea sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

Read the long e words and highlight the ee and ea sound.
oa sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

 

ow sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

Read the long o words and highlight the oa and ow sound.
ie sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

igh sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

Read the long i words and highlight the ie and igh sound.
ue sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

ew sound words list for kindergarten and first grade

Read the long u words and highlight the ue and ew sound.
This long vowel words pack is free for subscribers to download.