A resource to help familiarize students with short and long vowel sounds in words. The activity can be used with lower primary mainstream students, or in middle primary special education, as part of a remedial phonics program.
The resource may be used in several different ways:
(i) Students say each word, and then mark the vowel sound with a highlighter pen in each list.
(ii) After the pages are printed, the words and vowel headings are cut out. The headings (such as “long a”, “short e” etc) are placed on a table, and the words are mixed together in a pile. Students pick out words at random from the pile, say each word, and then place it under the correct vowel heading on the table. Students may also mark the vowel sound with a highlighter pen if required.
The “say and sort” task may be done individually, or by groups of students taking turns.
Students may also work in pairs, and test each other's vowel sound knowledge, with words they choose.
(iii) The word set may also be used for Yr K, 1 and 2 spelling.