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Vowel teams: picture match

Vowel teams: picture match


Two vowels can work together as a vowel team. This is called a digraph, when two letters make a single sound.

The first vowel in the team is bold. It says its name, making a long vowel sound. The second vowel in the team is shy. It stays silent.

Download our Vowel teams: picture match activity below.

Circle the picture that matches the vowel team word. Can you think of any other vowel team words? This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.


Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues and friends!