Long I and Short I Resources

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Long and Short Vowel Review
Long and Short Vowel Review
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Review
Distinguishing between long and short vowel sounds is one of the first steps in mastering vowels. Gauge student understanding of long and short vowels with this review activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
Workbook
Reading: Phonics to Vocabulary
This workbook focuses on the fundamentals of reading and spelling from vowel sounds to sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Lesson Plan
All Long Vowels Please Stand Up!
Students will learn long vowel tricks to expose impostor vowels who “say” their name in this fun game that teaches the long vowel rule.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
Lesson Plan
A-E-I-O-U! Vowels Game
What do the letters A, E, I, O, and U have in common? They're all featured in this engaging reading lesson. Give your young learners a chance to play a version of Red Light, Green Light that doubles as a vowel review.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sound Sorting
Sound Sorting
Workbook
Sound Sorting
Sort out the short vowel sounds with this comprehensive phonics packet! Beginning readers will review vowel families and practice differentiating between "short" vowels and "long" vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Words That Begin with "K"
Words That Begin with "K"
Worksheet
Words That Begin with "K"
Using sight words, help your beginning reader master words that begin with the letter "K". He'll strengthen his vocabulary and spelling as he goes!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short I Rhyme Hopper
Short I Rhyme Hopper
Game
Short I Rhyme Hopper
Hop, hop, hop! Kids practice short i word families in this splash-happy game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A 2
Short A 2
Guided Lesson
Short A 2
Having a strong understanding of short A words like bag, hand and bat can help first graders with reading fluency. This guided lesson helps to support first graders as they expand their comprehension of short A words. With targeted exercises and familiar examples, the lesson will take kids through the short A words they will most commonly come acrsoos in first grade texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Color by Short Vowel Sound
Color by Short Vowel Sound
Worksheet
Color by Short Vowel Sound
Help your first grader practice sounding out short vowels with a fun coloring activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Phonics Practice Test: Vowel Sounds
Phonics Practice Test: Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Phonics Practice Test: Vowel Sounds
Gear up for a phonics quiz with this nifty practice test covering short and long vowel sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short I Cat Food
Short I Cat Food
Game
Short I Cat Food
Kids must feed Roly by to spell words in this short I reading game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Short I 1
Short I 1
Guided Lesson
Short I 1
Being able to recognize the short I sound, as in dig, fin and kid, is one of the foundations of kindergarten phonics. This guided lesson teaches kids all about the short I, and offers lots of practice to encourage retention. You can get even more practice with this phonics skill by checking out the printables that work in partership with this lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Sounds
Boost reading skills with an activity in vowel sounds! Match each picture to the word with a similar vowel sound.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
L-o-o-o-o-ng Vowels
L-o-o-o-o-ng Vowels
Workbook
L-o-o-o-o-ng Vowels
Go long for this collection of vowel sheets focused on long vowel sounds. Kids will work with some common long vowel words and then practice identifying long vowels versus short vowels.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Long Vowel Sounds #1
Long Vowel Sounds #1
Worksheet
Long Vowel Sounds #1
Children will enjoy circling the words with long vowel sounds —and crossing out the words that don't — in this fun word matching worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "I" Practice
Long "I" Practice
Worksheet
Long "I" Practice
Kids practice sounding out and writing long i words as they complete the sentences with a word from the word bank.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowels Quiz
Short Vowels Quiz
Worksheet
Short Vowels Quiz
Can you tell the difference between a short vowel sound and a long vowel sound? Get a great review with this fill-in-the-bubble quiz.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our First Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of fun and diverse learning activities to prepare children for their first grade year.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Get your first grader geared up for a new year of learning with Week 3 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Long Vowel Practice
Long Vowel Practice
Worksheet
Long Vowel Practice
Time for some long vowel practice! Go over all the vowels from A to U, and decide which words have the matching vowel sound and circle them!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "I"
Short Vowel Sounds: "I"
Worksheet
Short Vowel Sounds: "I"
Focus on word families featuring the short i sound with this helpful worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Read and Find: Long "I"
Read and Find: Long "I"
Worksheet
Read and Find: Long "I"
Understanding letter-sound relationships is an important skill for young readers. Give your students the practice they need distinguishing between long and short vowel sounds in this long “i” search.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Short Vowel Round-Up
Short Vowel Round-Up
Lesson Plan
Short Vowel Round-Up
Bingo! Short vowel word recognition turns into a fun and engaging game in this teacher-approved reading lesson. Your students will have a blast identifying vowel sounds and using their knowledge to fill in bingo spaces.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning Long Vowels: A to U
Learning Long Vowels: A to U
Worksheet
Learning Long Vowels: A to U
Kids find the words that match the long vowel given in this phonics worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
Easter Sight Words #2
Worksheet
Easter Sight Words #2
The most popular animal at Easter time is the rabbit. Your child will learn to write and spell the word "rabbit" in this Easter sight words worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Long I and Short I Resources

Most students are familiar with the letter I, but they might not realize there are different ways of pronouncing it. Using Education.com’s worksheets, you can help students understand the difference between the long I and short I. To take the focus off of oneself, but continue learning about the letter I and other vowels, let your students play some of the group learning game ideas listed below.
Understanding the phonetic sounds each letter makes is something students typically learn as they learn the alphabet. As we memorize the sequence, we associate each letter with an object starting with that letter. But some letters make more than one sound. Vowels, like the letter i, have two different sounds they can make based on how they’re used: the long vowel sound and the short vowel sound.
The short i makes the vowel sound most commonly associated with the letter as seen in bit, clip, hid, and tip. The long i sound makes the sound of the name of the letter in question as seen in bite, hide, sight, and might.
There are certain rules that you can teach students that will help them to know what sound the vowel is making in a particular word:
  • If a word only has one syllable and the vowel comes at the beginning, it will make the short vowel sound (e.g. in, if, is)
  • When a word ends in with a silent e, sometimes called the magic e, the vowel will make the long sound (e.g. hide, bite, site)
  • If the vowel is in a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) word, it will typically make the short vowel sound (e.g. hit, bit, sit)
  • The vowel digraph (vowel pairs that make a single vowel sound) “ei” will sometimes make the long I sound (e.g. height and sleight)

Practicing with the resources provided by Education.com above may help you students learn to identify these rules in real world scenarios and apply them to their pronunciation.