Review of Long and Short Vowel Patterns
1. In each of the following words one of the vowels is marked . You are to mark the two letters after that vowel either or . If you get to the end of the word before you have marked two more letters, use the tic-tac-toe sign to mark the end of the word. Any cases of VV# should be marked Ve#, as we have done with agree. In words that end VC#, mark the letter in front of the either or :
2. Now sort the words into this matrix. This matrix has eight squares rather than the regular four, but don't let that bother you. It works just like the smaller ones:
3. In the patterns _____________ and _____________ the vowel will usually be short, and in the patterns _____________ and _____________ the first vowel will usually be long.
Word Squares. Fit these ten words into the Squares. To help you, we have marked the VCV, VCC, VC#, and Ve# strings in each of the ten words: