Vowel sounds can be long or short. Long vowels can be made with a single letter or a digraph (two letters making one sound). The sound of i in igloo is a short vowel sound. The sound of i in night is a long vowel sound.
Download our Find the vowels activity below.
This activity helps children identify long and short vowel sounds. Repeat each word and isolate the vowel sound. Is the vowel sound long or short? Write S in the box if the vowel is short. Write L in the box if the vowel is long.
Common Core Alignment:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.A Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.