These are the five vowels in the English language. But they represent a variety of sounds. To master these sounds, first and foremost we have to learn the difference between short vowels and long vowels. We have already covered the short vowels. 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.
‘ai’ and ‘ay’ make the long ‘a’ sound. You can find more worksheets for ‘ai’ and ‘ay’ sound on my blog by clicking here.
Write words for ‘a’ – ai and ay.
‘ee’ and ‘ea’ make the long e sound. I have loads of free worksheets for long e sound. You can find them on my blog by clicking here.
Write ‘e’ – ee and ea words.
Write long vowel ‘i’ – ie and igh words.
Write long ‘o’ – oa and ow words.
I have a free detailed set for long ‘o’ sounds ‘oa’ and ‘ow.’ You can find it in my blog post by clicking here.
Write long ‘u’ – ue and ew words.
This pack will provide good writing practice and also enable the child to understand how different vowel combinations or combinations produce the same sound.