Trouble with short & long VCe vowels (Quick Giveaway!)

Sometimes it clicks, and sometimes it doesn’t.. a few of my little cuties are struggling hard with remembering the vowel rules for short vowels and long VCe vowels. We have gone over each individually, but when they are all mixed together they just can’t seem to hang onto what they’ve learned.

To help them out, I made a little “cumulative review” activity packet.

To begin, we review how to make each sound using these cards that describe the movement of the mouth, placement of the tongue, etc.

We have been doing a lot of vowel sorts by sight (they see the word/read it aloud) or by sound (they hear me say the word).

We have also been incorporating some games into the mix so we can practice reading lots of different words, while still recognizing which rule they follow.

My kids really struggle with the long /u/ sounds because there are two and they are a little tricky to blend. Sometimes I’ll just pull out all the short and long /u/ words and we’ll just focus on them for a session.

Here are the contents of the packet:

As always, the first one to comment gets a freebie (just leave me your e-mail!)

Tomorrow’s Friday!


  1. Katie P. on April 18, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Do I win?!?! I would love it!

    I found you through the forum and just filled out the form to donate to your giveaway! πŸ™‚


    • Mrs. Dixon on April 18, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      All yours girl! Sending your way now.. πŸ™‚

  2. Bright Concepts 4 Teachers on April 19, 2013 at 5:44 am

    So glad I found your blog through the TpT forum! I just signed up to donate to your giveaway! Super fun idea!
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

  3. Katie Orr on April 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Such a cute blog! πŸ™‚ I am so glad I found it through TPT, as you have lots of great info I can use πŸ™‚

    Can't wait to read more!
    Mind Sparks

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