Name the five main vowel sounds?
Vowels are special letters that help us create words. Each vowel has its own sound. Vowels can be short sounds (like 'a' in 'apple') or long sounds (like 'e' in 'elephant'). Vowels are important for understanding what words mean when we read or hear them!
Vowel Sounds for 2nd Graders
The sound of the letter 'A' is actually made up of two different sounds. The sound of the letter 'E' is the most commonly used vowel sound in the English language. The sound of the letter 'O' is the only vowel sound that does not require the use of the tongue.
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What are some examples of multi-syllable words with long vowel sounds?
What are some examples of common vowel teams?
How can you tell if the vowel sound is long or short?
How do vowel teams help you understand how to pronounce a word?
Brain break: Draw a dinosaur having a tea party with robots and aliens
Question: Can you spell the long vowel sounds (a, e, i, o, u)? Clues: • Long vowel sounds say their name - A says 'ay', E says 'ee', I says 'eye', O says 'oh', U says 'you'. • Long vowels usually come at the end of a word, like 'cane'. • Long vowels create the sound of a word, like 'cake' and 'gate'. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work with a partner to draw a picture that shows the long vowel sounds. B. Write a story using all five long vowel sounds.
Which of the following is a vowel sound?
Which letter represents the vowel sound in 'cat'?
'E' is a vowel. True or false?
'I' and 'E' make the same sound. True or false?
'O' represents a vowel sound in which word?
Work together in pairs: Q: What is the name of the letter that makes the "ah" sound? A: The letter that makes the "ah" sound is the letter "A".