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Christmas Around the World Word Search
Christmas Around the World Word Search
Worksheet
Christmas Around the World Word Search
Children will discover a few Christmas traditions from around the world in this word search puzzle.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Game
Long and Short Vowel Sort
Time to shop! Kids must sort short and long vowel words at the toy store.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Short A Rhyme Match-Up
Short A Rhyme Match-Up
Game
Short A Rhyme Match-Up
Your kid matches rhyming words to activate Muggo's friend-making machine.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Long O Words Spelling
Long O Words Spelling
Game
Long O Words Spelling
What letter combinations make the long O sound? Kids practice common long O spelling patterns in this interactive bus stop game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Bossy R Words Spelling
Bossy R Words Spelling
Game
Bossy R Words Spelling
Bossy R words feature r-controlled vowel sounds. Help kids learn how to properly sound out and spell these words in this interactive game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Long A Sound
Long A Sound
Worksheet
Long A Sound
In this worksheet, children will complete each sentence using a word with a long A sound.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vowel Team Spelling
Vowel Team Spelling
Game
Vowel Team Spelling
Feet or feat? Kids practice spelling common vowel team words and distinguishing between common homophones in this interactive vowel pair game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
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
Letter Sounds Quiz
Letter Sounds Quiz
Game
Letter Sounds Quiz
Your early reader matches vowel and consonant sounds with objects.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
Spell Out Short Vowel Words
Spell Out Short Vowel Words
Worksheet
Spell Out Short Vowel Words
These short vowel words are missing their vowels!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Worksheet
Long Vowels: Long A in Train
Introduce your first grader to ai words with this long vowels worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Silent E Bus Stop Spelling
Silent E Bus Stop Spelling
Game
Silent E Bus Stop Spelling
Kids help the bus get to school by spelling silent e words in this fun long vowel game.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Short Vowel Sort
Short Vowel Sort
Game
Short Vowel Sort
What short vowel do you hear? Kids must sort by sound in this phonics game.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Game
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
Short A 1
Short A 1
Guided Lesson
Short A 1
Bag, cat and cap are all examples of short A words that kindergarteners will be learning to read this year. You can support this learning with a guided exploration of the short A sound. Kids will be taught how to identify the short A within text, in addition to the corresponding sound. Check out our short A printables for more phonics practice.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Short and Long Vowel Review
Short and Long Vowel Review
Worksheet
Short and Long Vowel Review
By now, your child knows that not all vowel sounds are the same. Challenge him to determine whether words contain a short or long vowel sound.
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
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
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
Words That Begin with "E"
Words That Begin with "E"
Worksheet
Words That Begin with "E"
Using sight words, help your beginning reader master words that start with the letter "E". She will strengthen her vocabulary by matching pictures to words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Silent "e" Worksheet
Silent "e" Worksheet
Worksheet
Silent "e" Worksheet
Silent "e" worksheets are important to phonics success. In this silent "e" worksheet, kids learn how to make silent "e" words out of long vowels sounds.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
First Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Bolster your at-home learning resources with Week 5 of this independent study packet for first graders.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Silent E 1
Silent E 1
Guided Lesson
Silent E 1
Learning silent E rules is one of the trickiest concepts for early readers. Words such as cube/cub, robe/rob and tube/tub are particularly confusing to decipher. How can one little letter make so much of a difference? This lesson can help smooth the way with guided exercises and examples that bolster your student's ability to recognize, understand and read the letter E.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson

Vowels

Before young learners can get to sight words, they’ll need to be able to identify the core of every word: vowels. The defining characteristic of a vowel is that the tongue does not touch the roof of the mouth, teeth, or lips when pronounced. The good news is students have only a short list to master: A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y.

Get Started With Vowels

Sounding out vowels is a great way to understand their primary characteristic: that the tongue does not make contact with another part of the mouth during pronunciation. While the tongue doesn’t touch anything else, its position and motion are key to how vowels sound.

The International Phonetic Alphabet has identified several tongue and lip actions that affect how a vowel is articulated.

The three primary vowel articulation factors are:
  • Height: the vertical location of the tongue, as it relates to the roof of the mouth or the jaw. The terms close, near-close, close-mid, mid, open-mid, near-open, and open all relate to where on the spectrum the tongue is located, from high (close) to low (open).
  • Backness: the location of the tongue, in relation to the back of the mouth. There are five terms to describe backness: front, near-front, central, near-back, and back.
  • Roundedness: this characteristic refers to the lips, not the tongue. In general, more backness equals more rounded the lips.
Other types of vowel sounds include or are influenced by nasalization, vibrating vocal cords, advanced and retracted tongues, rhotic vowels, and contractions in the vocal tract.

To help young learners easily progress toward recognizing syllables, let them try their hand at the engaging Education.com vowel activities above. Your students will quickly remember that even though the letters A, E, I, O, U (and sometimes Y) can be pronounced in different ways, they are all important for how they connect to the consonants around them.