When readers and writers start comparing the differences between short and long vowels, sometimes they have difficulty hearing the differences between the sounds. Long U can be extra difficult, as it can make two different sounds, /oo/ and /yoo/. Students who are English Language Learners or who have a reading difficulty, may have an even more challenging time hearing and applying these sounds. These students need opportunities to use pictures that require listening and hearing, rather than relying on the visual cues from written words. This game plays like Uno and is a fun and social way for students to enjoy practicing short and long vowel comparison work. This is appropriate for use during word study, at the end of a guided reading group for extra practice, during a literacy station, as part of an intervention lesson, and/or with a parent volunteer or paraprofessional.
This product includes a print-ready card game, that requires minimal laminating and cutting to be used. Also included are labels for a storage envelope and a cheat sheet/answer key for the playing card pictures.
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