This is a multi-purpose hands on activity that helps students strengthen their long and short vowel sound recognition.
- determine the vowel sound
- determine if the word is real or nonsense
- sort the words into their respective vowel sounds
- print the words
Long vowels are presented in various ways:
- silent e
- vowel blends
- y as long i
The duck cards may be used all together or they may be pre-sorted by the teacher into a long vowel set and a short vowel set, allowing students to practice the skills particular to their needs.