Review of Letters, Vowel Sounds, and Patterns
The letter <y> is a consonant only when it spells the [y] sound it spells in words like yes and beyond. Everyplace else it's a vowel.
2. Vowel Sounds.
The short vowel sounds:
Short <e> [e] bet
Short <o> [o] cot
The long vowel sounds:
Long <e> [ē] beet
Long <o> [ō] boat
Long <oo> [ū] coot
Long <yu> [yū] cute
3. Read the following words aloud and then fill in the blanks:
The word with short <e>, [e], is _________________.
The word with long <e>, [ē], is __________________.
The word with short <o>, [o], is _________________.
The word with long <o>, [ō], is __________________.
The word with long <oo>, [ū], is __________________.
The word with long <yu>, [yū], is __________________.
3. V's and C's. When we mark the vowel and consonant letters in words, we mark the vowels v and the consonants c.
Mark the vowel and consonant letters in the following words:
4. VCC and VCV. In the pattern VCC the vowel is usually short. In the pattern VCV the first vowel is usually long:
In each of the following words a vowel is marked v. Mark the next two letters either v or c and sort the words into the matrix:
In the pattern VCV the first vowel is usually __________, but in the pattern VCC the vowel is usually _________.
Word Pyramids. In a Word Pyramid you pile shorter words on top of longer ones to form a pyramid. We give you the bottom and longest word. Your job is to take one letter away from that word and rearrange the letters to form a new word that is one letter shorter than the one below it. You keep doing that until you get to the top.
In the following Pyramid each word must contain a long vowel sound: