Foundational Reading Lesson - Distinguish between Long U and Short U, Grade 1

  • Activity 1 / Letter U

  • Activity 2 / Long «u» Sound Worksheet

    Your child will find the bright and cheery pictures in this free PDF worksheet fun and engaging, and they'll practice differentiating between words with the long and short «u» sounds. They'll strengthen fine motor skills tracing circles around the appropriate words, and they'll learn to notice patterns (silent -e to make the «ū» sound) in closed-syllable words. It's a quick confidence builder for new readers!

  • Activity 3 / Long and Short U Worksheet

    Liven up your next lesson on long and short vowels with this entertaining printout! This worksheet uses reading, listening and coloring-in to teach your students the difference between long and short «Us». First, get the children to read the words «tube» and «tub» one after the other, making sure they hear the different «U» sounds. Then reinforce what you have taught them by letting them color in the words and matching pictures. This is a great tool for injecting a bit of fun into your phonics class.

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