Long vowel sounds may be easy to recite, but learning to decode them by remembering all their different spellings is a much tougher proposition. To help teachers introduce the many vowel digraphs involved and to make mastering them more enjoyable for students, I’ve created the five concentration style card games included in this download. They highlight the many different English spellings used to represent each of the five long vowel sounds.
Each game provides the teacher with thirty-six picture cards and their thirty-six matching word cards. After laying out all the cards face down, students turn two cards over at a time seeking a match. Remembering where a particular card might be when it’s finally needed is what makes the game a challenge. Designed to be played by two students, three or four can manage it at a time.