What are Long Vowels?
A long vowel can be explained as a vowel letter whose sound is pronounced in the same way as the name of the letter is pronounced. For example, long vowel U will have the sound of 'yoo' such as the sound of U in words like tube or lure. The placement of articles 'a' or 'an' is determined by whether a word first vowel letter is a long vowel or a short vowel. If it's a long vowel, the placement of 'an' or 'a' is decided by the sound that is made while a speaker starts to say/pronounce that word.
The letters ay and ai make the long a sound. Complete the words below by
writing ay or ai. Say each word and listen for the long a sound.
Circle the word that completes the sentence. Listen for the long a vowel
sound in each word. Write the word on the line.
Add ay to complete the words below. The ay usually has the long a vowel
Write an asking sentence using one of the long vowel words above.
When the only vowel in a word is an e at the end, the e usually has a long
sound. Add an e at the end of the words above the ship. Usually ee has a
long e sound. Add ee to complete the words below the ship.
Look at each picture and say the name. Circle the correct word and write it
on the line. Listen for long vowel sounds.
The letters y, igh, and i – e make the sound of Long i. Complete the words
below by writing y, igh, or i. Say each word; listen for the sound of Long i.
Read the words under each picture. Circle the word that names the picture
and write it on the line. Listen for the long vowel sound.
Usually ie, ight have the Complete the words below
long i sound.
The letters oa and ow make the sound of long o. Complete the words below
by writing oa or ow.
Read each sentence. Choose the word that completes the sentence. Circle
the word and write it on the line.
Help Jane complete the words. Add oe, oa, or ow to the words. Listen for
the sound of long o in each word.
Use these words to answer the riddles.
The words in Column 1 have a long vowel sound. Match the words to the pictures in
Look at the long vowel words at the top of the page. Write the correct word next to
Look at the words around the picture. Find the words that have a long
vowel sound and write them on the lines in the drum.
Use two vowels to complete the words in the dinosaurs.
Make rhyming words with these words that have a long vowel sound.
Help the bunnies make rhyming words. Listen for the long vowel sounds in
Look at each picture. Circle the correct word and write it on the line.
Listen for the long vowel sound in each word.
Read the questions. Circle the word that answers the question. Then write
the word on the line.
Add a consonant to make a rhyming word. Listen
for the long vowel sound in the words.
Add the letter e to the words. Say the new word and listen to the long vowel
Add e to the words to make a long vowel word. Use the words in the
Add an e to these words to make a long vowel sound. Circle the vowel that
has the long sound.
Say the name of each picture. Write the missing vowel and the silent e to
complete the word. Listen to the long vowel in each word.
Complete the words below by writing ew, ue, or u-e. Say each word and
listen for the sound of Long u.
Look at the words below. Circle the words
that have the sound of Long u.
Usually the ue and ui have the long u sound. Complete the words below by
adding ue or ui.
Match the pictures in column1 with the long u words in column 2.
Remember the ue and ui usually have a long u sound.
The long A sound is what you hear when the letter A says its name.
Say the name of each picture. Color in the box that contains the letter whose
long vowel sound you hear.
Say the name of each picture. Circle each picture that
has a long vowel sound somewhere in its name.
Say the name of each picture aloud. Circle the correct long vowel sound(s) for each.
Say the name of each picture out loud. Write the letter
who says its name and makes a long vowel sound. Hint: You should
name all the vowels once!
Use the long vowel words in the box to complete each sentence.
Say the name of each picture. If you hear the long Uu sound, circle
Sort each word into the correct column, to show which long vowel sound that it contains.
Look at each picture. What long vowel sound do you hear? Write it
on the line.
Read each pair of words. Circle the word in each pair that contains the long O
Draw lines to match the pictures that have the
Read each pair of words. Circle the word in each pair that contains the long Ii
Which long vowel sound does each letter combination make? Sort
each combination into the correct column.
A complete walk through with this bad boy?
See where that sound hangs in the pictures.
How to Spot Long Vowels?
We know that the English alphabets comprise of vowels and consonants. There are five vowels, including a, e, i, o, u, and sometimes even y is considered a vowel. The remaining letters are consonants.
There are two types of vowels, or two types of sounds when reading words with vowels in them. These are long vowels and short vowels. There are two different sounds of a vowel, and it confuses many students.
Starting with long vowels, let us see what these are and how do we spot them?
If a vowel in a word is pronounced in the same way as the name of the letter, then these are the long vowels.
In words such as alien, game, inflate, you can observe the long A sound. Then there are words such as bail, chain that are pronounced with a long AI sound, away, clay, betray are words with a long AY sound. When there is a long E sound, EA sound, EE sound, EI sound, then e is being used as a long vowel. For I to be treated as a long vowel, the words must have a long I sound, IE sound; long I sound using Y. When there is a long O sound, long A sound using OA, long O sound using OE, then O is serving its role as a long vowel. Similarly, when there is a long U sound or a long UY sound with other vowels, then u is acting as a long vowel.
This is how you spot long vowels!