Vowel Digraphs Resources

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Vowel Pairs Cat Food Spelling
Vowel Pairs Cat Food Spelling
Game
Vowel Pairs Cat Food Spelling
How fast can you make vowel pair words and feed Roly? Kids race against the clock to spell as many words as possible in this fast-paced game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Complete this Sentence: Blends in Context
Complete this Sentence: Blends in Context
Worksheet
Complete this Sentence: Blends in Context
Help your second grader improve her reading fluency by reviewing consonant blends, with help from this complete the sentence worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ow
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ow
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ow
Help your second grader master sounding out and reading "ow" words like cow and towel.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ew
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ew
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ew
Give your second grader practice reading and decoding "ew" words with this worksheet that asks her to choose the word that completes each sentence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "a" Sound
Long "a" Sound
Worksheet
Long "a" Sound
These sentences are each missing a word! Can your child fix them? This worksheet will help her recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Phonics 1
Phonics 1
Guided Lesson
Phonics 1
Second grade phonics covers more advanced rules that build upon kids' foundational reading skills, such as vowel pairs (ai, ee, ea, oo), long and short vowels, and the silent E. This guided lesson covers these three areas in order to enhance kids' skills with decoding more challenging texts. You can boost reading fluency further by printing the phonics worksheets that go with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Word Play
Word Play
Guided Lesson
Word Play
This word play lesson teaches second graders about diphthongs (ow, ou, oi, oy and ew words) and tricky plural nouns (geese, feet, mice). It also introduces kids to the bossy R rule, which states that when the letter r follows a vowel it changes the way the word is pronouced, for example far, car, and fur. These rules can help second graders advance their reading fluency and spelling skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Practice Reading Vowel Digraphs: ea
Practice Reading Vowel Digraphs: ea
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Digraphs: ea
Improve your second grader's reading fluency by helping her practice reading and recognizing ea words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "e" Sound
Long "e" Sound
Worksheet
Long "e" Sound
The sentences on this worksheet are missing a word, each containing the long "e" sound. Choose words from the box to complete each sentence!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
Worksheet
Practice Reading Vowel Diphthongs: ou
In this worksheet, kids practice decoding and understanding words with the diphthong ou.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "o" Sound
Long "o" Sound
Worksheet
Long "o" Sound
In this worksheet, choose words from the box to complete each sentence. This worksheet helps kids recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "i" Sound
Long "i" Sound
Worksheet
Long "i" Sound
These sentences are each missing a word, and each missing word has the long "i" sound! Your child will choose words from the box to complete each sentence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Worksheet
Diphthongs: Oh Boy!
Kids choose from the diphthongs oi, oy, ou, and ow to fill in the missing letters in the words on this second grade reading and writing worksheet.
2nd 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
Phonics Fun: Vowels and Diphthongs
Phonics Fun: Vowels and Diphthongs
Workbook
Phonics Fun: Vowels and Diphthongs
Help your child solidify basic reading skills with these engaging phonics worksheets. Identifying vowels and vowel blends in this workbook will help your child practice fundamental reading skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
"Ow" Sounds Phonics: A Cow in the House!
"Ow" Sounds Phonics: A Cow in the House!
Worksheet
"Ow" Sounds Phonics: A Cow in the House!
Searching for a worksheet to help your kid gain practice spelling? This printable will give him experience spelling words with -ou and -ow.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long "u" Sound
Long "u" Sound
Worksheet
Long "u" Sound
Is your second grader learning her vowels? This worksheet helps kids recognize long-vowel patterns and spell them correctly.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Ladder
Word Ladder
Worksheet
Word Ladder
Word games are not only fun but a great way to put those spelling skills to the test! Have your little writer complete this word ladder.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Digraphs
Vowel Digraphs
Worksheet
Vowel Digraphs
Have your students mastered vowel digraph spelling patterns? It's time to find out! Use this assessment to check your students’ abilities to read words with vowel digraphs.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
'Til the Cows Come Home: Phonics Practice
'Til the Cows Come Home: Phonics Practice
Worksheet
'Til the Cows Come Home: Phonics Practice
This worksheet will help your first grader with his reading skills by focusing on the -ow sounds.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Phonics Fun: Double O Words
Phonics Fun: Double O Words
Worksheet
Phonics Fun: Double O Words
Boost your second grader's phonics knowledge with a lesson on double o words like "look".
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Rule Breakers: Diphthong Song
The Rule Breakers: Diphthong Song
Song
The Rule Breakers: Diphthong Song
Oy, oi, oy ... toy and coin! Learn all about common diphthongs with this silly song. Kids will love rocking out, and parents will love the learning benefits.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Song

Vowel Digraphs Resources

A-E-I-O-U (and sometimes Y) are the most abundant letters in the English language. The Learning Library provides a handful of vowel digraphs resources that center these essential letters and their sounds. New learners will master vital vowels with the catchy song videos, vibrantly illustrated worksheets, clear-cut lesson plans and more.
Some letters of the alphabet have more than one sound. Vowels already have at least two sounds with the long and short vowel sounds. Sometimes, though, they can make another sound as part of a vowel digraph.

The word digraph is made up of two morphemes that are greek in origin. The first, di, means two. The second, graph, refers to something that has been written down. We can infer, then, that a vowel digraph is when two vowels are written together.

Many digraphs make a single sound:
  • EE - feet, beep
  • OO - book, hook
  • OO - moon, cool
  • AI - pain, gain
  • AY - slay, gray
  • AW - paw, law
  • EA - head, bread
  • EA - each, seat
  • IE - thief, chief
  • OA - boat, float
This is an important concept because vowel digraphs often produce an altogether new sound.

This sound a vowel digraph makes is called a diphthong. The di, again, means two. The second part, phthong, means sound. Below are some vowel digraphs that make a sound with two parts:
  • OY and OI as in coin and toy
  • OW and OU as in bow and found
  • OO as in cool and tool
Not all diphthongs require a digraph, though. The long A sound and the long I are both considered diphthongs because you have to move your mouth in order to make the sound.

For students, learning these digraphs is almost like finding out there are more than the 26 letters they were originally taught. Practicing with the resources provided by Education.com may help your students be able to identify these new sounds easily.