This SMARTboard activity could easily be broken down into 5 mini lessons or just used as practice. Students choose which of the 2 words on each slide has either a long or a short vowel. Each slide has its own directions. It is organized so that there are 8 slides for each vowel totaling 40 practice slides. 4 of each vowel are asking students to find the short vowel and 4 of each vowel are asking students to find the long vowel. The first 8 slides are for the vowel "a"; the second 8 slides are for the vowel "e" and so on. Great to use in a small group or even as independent practice. All slides are self checking by clicking on the pumpkin. Cute, bright, autumn graphics. Would be very appropriate to introduce vowel sounds to students at the beginning of the year or use as a review. Created with Smart Notebook 11.