Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday Spotlight – Long Vowel FUN

Sunday Spotlight

This week we are featuring our Long Vowel FUN unit.  It includes a variety of activities that reinforce long vowel sounds.  Each week students can practice working with long vowel words that go with the target vowel pattern you are teaching.  We use these activities each week during guided reading, during our tiered reading intervention time and as independent practice.  Our kids absolutely LOVE the decodable word games.  Once we have introduced a new skill and played the game throughout the week we leave them out for the students to play when they have spare time with a partner or small group.  Believe it or not . . . they actually fight over which game they are going to play!!!

Activities include: 

(8)cut/paste real and nonsense word sorts
(8) rhyming word production worksheets
(8) cut/paste sentence scrambles with missing punctuation and capitalization
(8) decodable word games that can be played in small groups

Here’s a {sneak} peek at a sample of each activity included in the unit.


Here is a listing of all the long vowel patterns that are included in each set of activitiesclip_image002

Our Long Vowel FUN unit will be on sale all week.

Enjoy some savings today on every item in our TpT store.  Through the end of the day everything is on sale.  We wanted to offer you a “Quarterback” but 20% was the best TpT would let us do!!!

superbowl sale



  1. I can't wait to check out your TpT!!!

  2. I am just wondering about the long vowel u. Collegues and I had discussions a few weeks ago about the vowel patterns /ui/and /ue/, and whether they could be called long U. The conclusion we came to was no they could not, because they did not actually sound like /u/. Would these actually be vowel digraphs or dipthongs? I am just asking because we had such discussions about this and checked various resources. We are waiting for the speech pathologist to return to our school this month to ask what she thinks. All the other long vowel patters do sound correct but the u is they only one that puzzels me. I'd be interested in what others have to say about this.

    1. Beegirl,
      We also teach first grade and the way we teach the kids the long u sound in our class is that it can change its sound, depending on the word. The method of phonics we use in our classroom is Orton Gillingham (The Language Tool Kit, which is what is taught at the Dyslexia Institute). It puzzles me, too...and the kids get a weird look on their face when they hear the two different sounds...then when you throw the Visual Phonics symbols in there, it gets even more confusing. It would be interesting to hear what your SLP says about it! Drop me an email when you hear back. Our SLP is retiring this year and she is hardly ever in our building.

      C&C Teach First
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  3. Diane and Kelly,

    This looks like an awesome unit! Your products are all great!

    C&C Teach First