What are vowel teams?
A vowel team is a set of two vowels that work together to make one sound. For e.g. rain, bee, heap, pie, goat, clue, juice etc. In a vowel team, we see two vowels (and sometimes a consonant too e.g. ay, ow, ew, etc. You hear these sounds in words like pray, grow, brew ) that work together to make one sound.
In this post, I will be sharing ten sentences printables for vowel teams ai ay ee ea ie igh oa ow ue ew.
The first vowel team is for long vowel a – ai and ay. There are five sentences for ai words and five for ay words. I have mostly used telling sentences but you might also find a few interrogative ones. I have prepared a set of ai and ay flashcards that are ideal when introducing these sounds.
It is a good time to tell the children about basic punctuation rules. Sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period/question mark. This rule will also make the unscrambling process easier.
The second vowel team is for long vowel e – ee and ea.
I have prepared a set of ee and ea flashcards that are ideal when introducing these sounds.
Before trying these ‘build sentences’ worksheets in class, we read long vowel sentences. The above pack has 12 worksheets with sentences for vowel teams. Read the sentence and match it to the correct picture. These worksheets are ideal for reading fluency.
The third vowel team is for long vowel i – ie and igh. I have prepared a set of worksheets for ie words and also a set of worksheets for igh words. They will be helpful when introducing the long vowel i sounds.
I quite enjoy doing these sentences worksheets in the classroom with children. By the time we are finished with the set, children are well aware of the basic punctuation rules to form sentences.
The above long vowel word charts come highly recommended. These can also be used as a wall display.
The last vowel team is for long vowel u – ue and ew. There are 50 sentences in all in these 10 worksheets.
These long vowel sentence worksheets are free for subscribers to download.