Phonics

Vowel sounds chart

Phonemes, Graphemes, Phonemic Awareness, Early Reading, Letters and Sounds, ELA K-2, ELA 1st Grade, ELA Kindergarten

Phonics

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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.

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Deep Dive

Phonics is the method that helps children build systematic connections between letters and sounds. Phonics has a better impact on children’s reading ability than any other type of reading program. It has also been shown to improve spelling, particularly among kindergarteners and first graders.

To find out more, read our Deep Dive into Phonics report. This report provides an easy-to-understand overview of phonics and phonemic awareness - why they are important and how they are taught in the classroom - and explains all the relevant terminology. It's perfect for sharing with colleagues, friends, and to Google Classroom!

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