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2.23: Review of Long and Short Vowels

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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Review of Long and Short Vowels

1. Read the following words and listen carefully to the vowel sounds in them:


2. Sort the twelve words into the blanks:

Vowel Sound The word with this vowel sound in it
Short <a>, [a] dance
Long <a>, [ā]
Short <e>, [e]
Long <e>, [ē]
Short <i>, [i]
Long <i>, [ī]
Short <o>, [o]
Long <o>, [ō]
Short <u>, [u]
Short <oo>, [oo˘]
Long <oo>, [oo¯]
Long <yu>, [yoo¯]

3. Mark the first vowel letter in each word below with a <v>. Then mark the next two letters either <v> or <c>. If you get to the end of the word before you mark all three letters, do these two things: (i) use the tic-tac-toe sign to mark the end of the word, (ii) mark the letter right in front of the VC# either <v> or <c>:


4. Now sort the words into this matrix:

5. In the patterns _________ and _________ the vowel is usually short, but in the pattern _________ the first vowel is usually long.

Word Pyramids. The following Pyramid is made up of words that contain a long or short <a>:

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