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Vowel sounds chart
Vowels

Vowel sounds chart

OVERVIEW

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 a in apple is a short vowel sound. The sound of ai in rain is a long vowel sound.

Download our Vowel sounds chart below.

Print out the vowel chart or display it on a screen. Read each word aloud and repeat the vowel sound in each word several times together.


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.

EXAMPLE

The sound of a in apple is a short vowel sound. The sound of ai in rain is a long vowel sound.

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