Long E and Short E Resources

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Long Vowel Words
Long Vowel Words
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Long Vowel Words
If your first grader needs help differentiating between short and long o, this worksheet can help.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Search: Railroad
Word Search: Railroad
Worksheet
Word Search: Railroad
All aboard! Hidden in this word search are words associated with the railroad. Challenge your child to see how many of them he can find.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Missing Vowels: Practice Reading and Writing
Missing Vowels: Practice Reading and Writing
Worksheet
Missing Vowels: Practice Reading and Writing
To complete this worksheet your first grader will need to look at the different pictures, and write the vowels that are missing in their names.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Red and Green: Practicing Vowel E Sounds
Red and Green: Practicing Vowel E Sounds
Worksheet
Red and Green: Practicing Vowel E Sounds
This worksheet will help your first grader understand the difference between a long vowel e and a short vowel e.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #1
Easter Sight Words #1
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #1
Your kid might want to write about colorful eggs this Easter, but first he'll need to spell the word. Help your child write the word "eggs" with this worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Parts of a Bike
Parts of a Bike
Worksheet
Parts of a Bike
As your little one learns to ride a bike, help her get familiar with all the different parts! She'll get to cut and paste these sight words onto the picture.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Activity
Play Letter-Sound Hopscotch!
Play hopscotch with numbers, but also with letters, to get kids ready for reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make a Double "ee" Eel to Practice Phonics!
Make a Double "ee" Eel to Practice Phonics!
Activity
Make a Double "ee" Eel to Practice Phonics!
Here's a rainy day phonics craft project for you and your first grader. Reel in those double "ee" words on this do-it-yourself eel!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Bowling for Phonics
Bowling for Phonics
Activity
Bowling for Phonics
Help your first grader gain new reading skills in this fun, homemade phonics game that the whole family can enjoy!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
We Are We Book
We Are We Book
Story
We Are We Book
Short and long vowels team up for the short story about two friends that have a whole bunch of items with vowels in them.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story
Little Red Hen Story
Little Red Hen Story
Story
Little Red Hen Story
The Little Red Hen is a great story for sight word learning. Practice some sight word vocabulary in this interactive version of The Little Red Hen.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Long E and Short E Resources

Helping students learn the difference between the long E and short E, found in queen or best, for instance, is a lot easier when you have examples to work with. That’s why Education.com has put together the worksheets below that help with teaching long e and short e. Some of the games will even help students deal with the tricky silent E.
In the English language, there are several letters and letter combinations that make different sounds depending on how they’re used. One of the first encounters your student will have with this concept is long and short vowel sounds, such as e.
Short e, written phonetically as ĕ, makes the vowel sound of e, as in west, bet, fed, and less. The long e, written phonetically as ē, makes the sound of the name of the vowel, as in beet, feet, eat, and sheet.
While the short e is simple, identifying when to use the long e sound can be more difficult. There are several rules that you can teach your students about when and how to use the long e sound:
  • Vowels at the end of the syllable may be long as in emu and hero.
  • When a word ends with a silent e, the vowel in the middle will be long as in scene and extreme.
  • Vowel pairs and combinations can produce the sound of a long e. For example, sheep and eat.
  • The letter e isn’t always necessary to produce the long e sound. Words ending in y like puppy and fluffy are examples of this.

Most students begin to learn to read shortly after learning the alphabet. The thought that the sounds they just learned are not the only sounds these letters make can be intimidating to early learners. Spending time practicing these sounds with the resources provided by Eduation.com may help children understand and further their early reading.