Since the beginning of the year we have been tackling the short and long sounds a, e, i , o, and u.
At the beginning of each new vowel sound I write a poem on the board that focuses on that particular letter sound. If you would like the long sound poems, go over to our Pinterest board and pin them for yourselves.
After we read the poem together out loud, the boys took turns underlining the words with long A sound.
As an activity we picked this fast and fun game, where the boys had to match the words with the right letter group. I wrote the 3 groups on posted notes and stuck them to the pan this way.
I also wrote the long A sound words on posted notes and the kids took turns matching them.
This is how it looks finished. The boys learned about what letters help the letter A become long and where we would find them in the words.