Free Short Vowel and Long Vowel Sort

Free Short Vowel and Long Vowel Sort

Looking for a fun way to practice those tricky vowel sounds with kids? This complement to our popular CVC word sort helps students sort, match and compare short vowel and long vowel words. The hands-on freebie is great to use as literacy centers, guided reading...

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16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

16 Secret Long Vowel Sentences for Summer

Looking for a fun long vowel activity for kids?  These secret summer sentences give kids plenty of practice reading and writing words with long vowels including -ay, -ee, -igh and -oa. Children will love solving the mystery words and you'll love that they're getting...

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Magic E Wand

Magic E Wand

This DIY magic E wand is one of my favorite ways to teach kids what happens when a silent E is added to the end of a consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) word. It's a memorable, hands-on activity that helps kids magically transform short vowels into long vowels. Just....

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Christmas Vowel Sort

Christmas Vowel Sort

This playful Christmas vowel sort is a playful way to review long and short vowels! Helping students HEAR the difference between long and short vowels will help them SPELL the difference later. Snag your activity and then hop over and grab our awesome Vowel Team...

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Magic E Activities

Magic E Activities

If your kids are learning about the magic e, you'll love this game and bonus worksheet! As kids race to find their magic treasure, they practice reading ordinary CVC words plus their magical pairs - words that have a silent e at the end that makes the vowel say its...

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Apple Vowel Sort

Apple Vowel Sort

It's hard to think of fall and not have Johnny Appleseed come to mind. This playful, apple-themed short and long vowel sort is a must-try! Scroll below to snag your freebie and then hop over and grab our Vowel Team Centers as well! Getting Ready The prep for this...

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Apple Vowel Clip Cards

Apple Vowel Clip Cards

Back to school season is right around the corner, and with it comes all things apples.  Add some seasonal fun to your reading centers this fall with these hands-on medial vowel clip cards. Scroll below to grab your freebie and then jump over and grab our Vowel Team...

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Free Vowel Sound Sort

Free Vowel Sound Sort

Looking for a fun way to practice vowel sounds with kids?! We've got you covered. This free vowel sound sort is a great literacy center, guided reading activity or homeschool project. Just print, prep and play. Then, for more fun vowel work, check out or Vowel Team...

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Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Magic E Shamrock Puzzles

Learning to read is so exciting and, once kids build up confidence with their CVC words, they may be ready to tackle those "Magic E" long vowel words. These Shamrock magic e puzzles are great to add to your St. Patrick's day themed learning activities if your kids are...

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How to Teach Reading

How to Teach Reading

If you're wondering how to teach reading, you're in the right spot! This step-by-step guide covers everything from pre-reading skills to phonics, sight words and reading comprehension so that you can take kids from NON-readers to STRONG readers. Check out the...

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Phonics Games That Make Learning to Read Fun

Phonics Games That Make Learning to Read Fun

Teaching kids to read is one of the most important tasks a kindergarten and first grade teacher has. Some students learn quickly, while others need a bit more help.  Enter: phonics games! For those reluctant kids, nothing makes phonics more fun than games. These...

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