Long vowels are used to refer to the vowel sounds whose pronunciation is the same as its letter name.
Long vowel sounds are also called ‘alphabet sounds.’ They are called long vowel sounds because we hold them longer than short vowel sounds.
Let’s take an example. Hear the sound of the vowel ‘e’ in the word ten. It is the short vowel sound /e/.
Now hear the sound of ‘ee’ in the word teen. It makes the alphabet sound of alphabet ‘e.’
Let me share a few more examples.
short vowel long vowel
I will be sharing Pack 2 of ‘ee sound words.’ You can find Pack 1 of ‘ee words’ on my blog.
The first worksheet is the ee sound words for reading and colouring words with the ‘ee’ sound. Instead of the whole word, make your child colour only the ‘ee’ sound of the word. It helps register the sound better.
Do not forget to check my ‘Long vowel e’ words with pictures FlashCards.
The next ‘ee sound words’ worksheet is a picture sort, ‘cut and paste’ worksheet. Cut the picture tiles and let your child read the words and paste the pictures under the correct word.
In the next ‘ee words’ worksheet children have to read the words and match it to its picture. Do not forget to trace the word.
This Pack is the second part of my ‘ee sound’ Pack. The words in this pack are longer and accompanied with digraphs and consonant blends. If you are just beginning with the ‘ee sound’, I suggest you try Pack 1 of ee sound first. The words in that pack are shorter, simpler and ideal for beginners.
The above worksheet is a crossword worksheet for sound ‘ee.’ It will surely be fun and challenging for the kids. The words are provided in the word bank.