You should find this product versatile and very useful in building early literacy skills. There are a variety of long vowel patterns included for all 5 vowels. I use this activity during small group Reading instruction…and once students are familiar with the rules and format of the activity, I put it out into my independent literacy centers. You may choose to isolate segmenting...or blending...or practice the skills in tandem…you may choose to focus strictly on decoding and blending a particular long vowel sound/pattern...you may use the deck for drill work and/or sorting. My students love when I bring out a new set of these cards! Practicing with these helps them to recognize and quickly decode these patterns in close texts! I hope you enjoy this download!