As a second grade teacher, some of my struggling readers were having quite a time with all the different long and short vowel patterns. I created this match game to use in my literary centers. To create the cards I used as many different vowel patterns that I could remember and I created a word to match each of them. In addition to the basic long and short vowel sounds, I included vowel diagraphs, diphthongs, r-controlled vowels. I also included several blank cards so that you may add any patterns that were left out.
Although I created these cards for my centers, the cards can be used as flash cards for the words OR vowel sounds. I used 4 different color themes when I created my cards so that you may easily separate the cards into 4 different games if you so desire. I hope your students enjoy my cards as they are learning to become better readers!!