Vowels can make short and long sounds. Vowels usually make a short sound when they appear directly before a consonant, but there are some exceptions to this rule. Long vowels sound like the name of the letter, like the ee in feet or the o in go.
Download our Sort the short and long vowel words phonics worksheet below.
Sort the words into two groups: short vowel sounds and long vowel sounds. Repeat each word and isolate the vowel sound. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.
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.