Distinguishing Long and Short Vowel Sounds
When a vowel has a long sound, it says its name.
To hear the differences between short and long vowel sounds, remember these rhymes:
|A’s my name.||E’s my name.||I’s my name.|
|Two sounds I make:||Two sounds for me:||Two sounds have I:|
|Short a in lamb,||Short e in hen,||Short i in pig,|
|Long a in rake.||Long e in he.||Long i in mite.|
|O’s my name.||U’s my name.|
|Two sounds I know:||Two sounds I use:|
|Short o in stop,||Short u in cub,|
|Long o in go.||Long u in fuse.|
Read the words below to help you hear the difference between short and long vowel sounds.
|/a/ and /ā/||pan||pane||ran||rain|
|/e/ and /ē/||deck||deep||head||heel|
|/i/ and /ī/||bit||bite||hid||hide|
|/o/ and /ō/||hop||hope||sock||soak|
|/u/ and /ū/||mud||mule||fuss||fuse|
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