Vowels are the glue that stick words together!
A few things we do when we talk about a vowel:
Sing the vowel song:
Caution: your class will break out and spontaneously sing this many times during the day!
When we talk about a vowel we use our fingers and say:
A is a Vowel (hold up 2 fingers to make a V).
It has 2 sounds (point to your 2 fingers).
A long sound (put 2 fingers together and point to the long finger) and a short sound (point to the short finger.)
We become long and short vowels and do vowel exercises. I'll say let's do 5 a exercises (or 3 e exercises, etc.) and the kids will stand straight and tall, arms in the air and say the long sound of a. Then we'll crouch down low and say the short sound of a. We'll do that 5 times.
My class definitely knows their vowels!
For a copy of these posters and a few independent worksheets click HERE.