Swim through the sea of phonics instruction with 12 lessons that concentrate on the long and short sounds of the vowels. Lively audio introductions set the stage for the vowel sound to be studied. Dramatization and humorous story-lines heighten interest. Students are guided through written exercises grouped around specific vowel sounds, while enjoying skill-building games, rhymes, puzzles and secret messages. Self-directing/Self-correcting lessons provide for individualized or small group instruction. Includes 12 specific-skill lessons, 6 multi-lesson MP3 audio files each averaging about 25 minutes in lesson length, 36 printable skill-specific activity sheets and a complete teacher's guide with answer keys and follow-up activities. Includes 12 audio files in an accompanying ZIP file.