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.’
I am sharing these colourful long vowel sounds chart for sounds ai ay ee ea ie igh oa ow ue ew. You can also display these on the wall.
These long vowel sound charts are best when long vowel sounds are being introduced. The sound ai is highlighted in pink colour so it is easy for our little readers to identify.
The sound ay is highlighted in green colour. In these words list, I have used the simplest of words for all the long vowel sounds.
To practice long vowel a, please check this introductory pack of 12 free ai and ay worksheets. It will be an ideal pack to try after the child has finished reading the ai and ay words.
The next two long vowel sounds chart are for long vowel sound e.
When children are introduced to long vowel sounds, it takes them time to register that two vowels are coming together to form one sound. Therefore, for ease in reading, the long vowel sounds are highlighted in a different colour.
Sound ea – pea, tea, sea etc. Watch your child read and understand the ea words with ease.
To practice long vowel e, please check this introductory pack of 12 free ee and ea worksheets. It will be an ideal pack to try after the child has finished reading the ea and ee words.
Long vowel i- ie
Sound igh can be trickier since 3 letters are coming to form the alphabet sound i.
Check this free pack to practice writing long vowel words.
Sound oa – boat, goat, toad, soap, load etc.
The oa sound is highlighted in green. These long vowel sounds will add 100’s of words to your child’s vocabulary.
Sound ow makes the alphabet sound ‘o.’
To practice long vowel o, please check this introductory pack of 12 free oa and ow worksheets. It will be an ideal pack to try after the child has finished reading the oa and ow words.
Sound ue makes the alphabet sound ‘u’ or ‘oo’. There are not many words with this ‘ue’ sound.
You can try this pack to practice matching ‘ue’ words with its pictures.
Sound ‘ew’ makes the alphabet sound ‘u’ or ‘oo’
Read the words and practice this and other long vowel sounds with this pack of worksheets.
I have also created these reading cards for long vowel sounds. There are 4 cards on each A4 sheet. Print out these ‘long vowel sounds chart’ on card stock. Since these cards will be used heavily, you can laminate them for durability. If card stock is not possible, try 100 GSM A4 sheets like these.
You can punch these cards to make holes and put a binder ring through these holes to keep the cards together.
This pack is a subscriber freebie.