Saturday, October 20, 2012

Vowels (freebie)

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.)

Vowel exercises:
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.


  1. I like the visual and kinesthetic aspects of these ideas. Thanks!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I love this idea! I have first graders who still don't seem to understand long and short vowels, maybe this will do the trick! Thanks for the freebie, it printing as I'm typing. : )

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. I l-o-v-e the vowel exercise idea! Thank you SO much!

  4. Great ideas- I have several firsties who still need this! Thanks for sharing:-)

  5. I love the song! Thanks for sharing- I definitely need to use this!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

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  8. Thank you for this. Definitely will use it to teach my son

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  10. Great idea! I was looking for something like this to teach the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh where can I hear this song??? I need to hear to teach it.

  12. Do you have a YouTube video link where we can see this in action? I definitely want to use this with my kinders