This packet includes 5 activities that help students work on short and long u sounds.
Circle a picture: 2 pages (one short u and one long u) where students circle the desired sound
Highlight a story: 2 pages (one short u and one long u) where students find desired sounds in the passage, then choose 4 to write down below the story
Word search: 2 pages (one short u and one long u) where students find words with desired sounds
Cut and Sort: 1 page where students sort short u and long u words
Change a word: 1 page where students use an ending e to change the word from a short u word to a long u word
This packet is extremely versatile. It can be given as center work, homework, or used in small group instruction. For students who struggle with words in the passage or with any of the other activities, it can be used as a teaching tool where the teacher or another adult reads the words, and the student listens for the vowel sounds. The word search and the highlight a story page are especially beneficial for below grade level students in second or third grade that struggle with phonics because they are activities that students in those grade levels enjoy doing, but use content that they struggle with.
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