Cut apart and use these cards to teach students how to flip vowel sounds from Short to Long and Long to Short. These words are "rule breakers." Each card has a matching word, based on the part that is Underlined. One of the match has a long vowel and one has a short vowel.
"Hive" and "Shiver" both have I V E, and based on the Silent Magic E Rule, the "I" in Shiver should be a long I, but it is a rule-breaker. Flippy dolphin words are rule-breakers.
In the case of "Apron" and "Gap," Apron has a long A sound, but it does not follow any rule that makes the A long; it is a rule-breaker. S students can use their knowledge of Flippy Dolphin to make sense of a words' sounds.
Use these cards to play memory.