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Build a solid foundation for young readers with our engaging Phonics Skills Vowels Worksheets. Designed for early learners, these worksheets use colorful visuals and fun activities to teach short and long vowel sounds, word recognition, and pronunciation. Our carefully crafted exercises help children distinguish between different vowel sounds and enhance their reading fluency. Ideal for classroom or home use, our worksheets cater to different learning paces, ensuring every child’s success. Promote a love for reading and boost phonics skills with these effective teaching tools. Start your child’s phonics journey today at Kids Academy!


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The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet
The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet

The Long I Maze Reading Worksheet

Help your child learn phonics to help them read. Show them the difference between long and short "i" sounds. Guide them as they use a pencil to trace words with the long "i:" sound in the "Help the Boy in the Picture" worksheet exercise. This will help them find the kite in the picture.
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Long vs Short O Reading Worksheet
Long vs Short O Reading Worksheet

Long vs Short O Reading Worksheet

Help your child learn to identify the long and short «o» sound with this colourful worksheet. Guide them as they spot words with the long or short «o» sound. With practice, your child will find it easier to tell the difference between the two.
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Vowel team ee Worksheet
Vowel team ee Worksheet

Vowel team ee Worksheet

Revised: Kids will have a blast steering cars with the -ee digraph towards Street Three! This fast-paced worksheet reinforces that -ee makes the long -e sound while boosting fine motor skills. Kids will love the bright colors and stay engaged with this fun printable. Get ready for hours of off-road excitement!
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Reading: Long O and Short O Sounds Worksheet
Reading: Long O and Short O Sounds Worksheet

Reading: Long O and Short O Sounds Worksheet

Students practice distinguishing between short and long O sounds with this reading worksheet. They sound out each word, then circle the pictures with the long O sound. Perfect for individual practice or to work with peers! Improves understanding of this skill and helps avoid confusion.
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The Short I Words Reading Worksheet
The Short I Words Reading Worksheet

The Short I Words Reading Worksheet

Teach your kindergartner phonics with this printout worksheet! It introduces the short «i» sound and helps them differentiate and articulate sounds and letters of the alphabet. With practice, your child will soon find it easy to classify sounds into long and short vowels.
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Phonics Long O Reading Worksheet
Phonics Long O Reading Worksheet

Phonics Long O Reading Worksheet

Are you ready to help your child learn the phonics long «o» sound? This worksheet is designed to aid them in getting familiar with the sound. After completing the exercise, your child should be able to differentiate letters, and recognize words with the long «o» sound. Encourage them to circle the images that have the sound.
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Reading: OA or OW Worksheet
Reading: OA or OW Worksheet

Reading: OA or OW Worksheet

This printable worksheet helps young and emergent readers with decoding words and understanding digraphs (two letters with one sound). It requires students to complete the spelling for each word based on the picture, focusing on /oa/ and /ow/ spellings. It's ideal for a reading classroom and for spelling practice.
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Long /u/ Words Worksheet
Long /u/ Words Worksheet

Long /u/ Words Worksheet

Your child needs to learn phonetics to enunciate and differentiate words. This fun worksheet encourages them to find and draw lines connecting the long 'U' words in the word search. Help them read the words on the right side of the picture, then look for them in the word search (horizontally, backwards or vertically).
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Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound U | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Short Vowel Sound U | PDF Worksheet 1

Short Vowel Sound U Worksheet Worksheet

Help your early reader join the adorable dog on his way to the cup of tea with cookies. This traceable worksheet reinforces the short -u sound and strengthens fine motor skills. Kids don't realize they are practicing reading skills while having fun!
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Puss in Boots: OO Sound Worksheet
Puss in Boots: OO Sound Worksheet

Puss in Boots: OO Sound Worksheet

Read out the words in this printout with the correct pronunciation. Have your child repeat each word after you. Then have them read the words and identify the ones with the "oo" sound. Guide their hands as they trace the lines to the right words.
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Reading: Long O Digraphs Worksheet
Reading: Long O Digraphs Worksheet

Reading: Long O Digraphs Worksheet

Reading and decoding words can be complex for learners when they start studying digraphs, two letters that make one sound. This worksheet focuses on the long O sound, /oa/ and /ow/. With the understanding of digraphs, students can decode more words and build their reading confidence.
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Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound A | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound A | PDF Worksheet 1

Long Vowel Sound A Worksheet

Teach your young learner about the long vowel A with this colorful free printable phonics worksheet. The long vowel A says its name while the short vowel A does not. Complete the worksheet by tracing the root to the toy train and helping the dog by filling in the missing letter A. Have them practice writing and spelling with phonics while having fun!
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Short Vowels /e/, /i/, and /u/ Worksheet
Short Vowels /e/, /i/, and /u/ Worksheet

Short Vowels /e/, /i/, and /u/ Worksheet

Your emergent reader can have fun while practicing their short vowel sounds with this free, brightly colored worksheet. They'll identify one-syllable words by their pictures, then match the correct ending for each. They'll gain an understanding of how short vowel sounds vary in closed syllables with different endings, without even realizing it!
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Which's the OA Word? Worksheet
Which's the OA Word? Worksheet

Which's the OA Word? Worksheet

Encourage your kids to complete this fun worksheet. Ask them to identify the animals and objects in the pictures. Read the incomplete sentences aloud, and then find the correct word to finish the sentence. Check their work.
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What do you hear Worksheet
What do you hear Worksheet

What do you hear Worksheet

Kids can practice distinguishing between r-controlled vowel teams /ar/ and /or/ with this worksheet. The pictures help identify the words and the sounds heard. Tracing a line to the correct sound supports fine motor skills development.
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Reading: OW and OU Words Worksheet
Reading: OW and OU Words Worksheet

Reading: OW and OU Words Worksheet

Help your kids learn phonetics! Explain the different sounds and long/short variations. Emphasize that some vowel sounds are the same, e.g. ou = ow in cow. For practice, have them read aloud the words in the worksheet and check the box next to the spelling that matches the picture.
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Reading: OW and OU Words Worksheet
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Reading: Long U and Short U Sounds Worksheet
Reading: Long U and Short U Sounds Worksheet

Reading: Long U and Short U Sounds Worksheet

Learning about long and short vowel sounds can be tricky, especially with the letter U. Extra practice with this worksheet is recommended for mastering this sound. Children read words with the different vowel sounds and categorize them. Great for instruction, practice and reteaching in reading classes.
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Long Vowel Maze /o/ and /i/ Worksheet
Long Vowel Maze /o/ and /i/ Worksheet

Long Vowel Maze /o/ and /i/ Worksheet

Help your new readers have fun and build their sight word vocabulary! Guide the mice to their prize cheese by having them trace the route on the worksheet, using words with the long o and long i sounds. But watch out for the kitty!
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Reading: Long E and Short E Worksheet
Reading: Long E and Short E Worksheet

Reading: Long E and Short E Worksheet

Provide your students with valuable practice in distinguishing long and short E sounds with this worksheet. They'll look at pictures and read the words, then decide which sound is being used. It's an effective tool to help them master a difficult concept.
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What Sounds Like Float? Worksheet
What Sounds Like Float? Worksheet

What Sounds Like Float? Worksheet

Help your kids practice the long /o/ sound with words such as 'boat', 'goat' and 'float'. Ask them to identify and circle the images in the worksheet that have the same sound. Award bonus points if they come up with more words with 'oa' spelling!
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Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound E | PDF Worksheet 1
Phonics for Kids | Long Vowel Sound E | PDF Worksheet 1

Long Vowel Sound E Worksheet

Practice distinguishing long and short vowel sound E with this free printable! Kids must complete the word “bee” by tracing the maze and adding the missing letter E. Remind them to say the word aloud to help sharpen their phonics ear. Get more phonics fun with the vowel sound E here.
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Words with Long U Reading Worksheet
Words with Long U Reading Worksheet

Words with Long U Reading Worksheet

Help your new reader master vowel recognition with this fun worksheet. By using picture clues and practicing fine motor skills, they'll learn to differentiate between words with the long and short «u» sound. Your learner will also get to practice vowel discrimination in high-frequency words. It's a great way to learn the importance of vowels in reading!
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Middle Sounds in Words Worksheet
Middle Sounds in Words Worksheet

Middle Sounds in Words Worksheet

This worksheet helps emerging readers use picture clues to identify familiar words and practice tracing and fine-motor abilities. It also reinforces spelling by helping them distinguish middle sounds in words. A great way to build listening and literacy skills!
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Long or Short Reading Worksheet
Long or Short Reading Worksheet

Long or Short Reading Worksheet

Every new reader needs to learn to recognize long and short vowel sounds. This phonics worksheet uses pictures of high-frequency words to help. Kids read the words and then check off images with long vowel sounds. It helps them learn to decode words and improves fine motor skills.
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Parents and teachers should care about phonics skills, particularly vowels, because they form the foundation of early reading and writing development. Vowels are integral to the pronunciation and understanding of words. Strong phonics skills enable children to decode words, which is essential for fluent reading. By learning vowel sounds, children can recognize patterns and sound out unfamiliar words, boosting their confidence and independent reading abilities.

Proficiency in phonics also directly impacts spelling skills. When children grasp the sounds that vowels make, they can more accurately spell words by segmenting the sounds and matching them to appropriate letters or letter combinations. This understanding not only improves spelling but also enhances overall literacy, paving the way for academic success.

Moreover, phonics instruction enriches vocabulary as children decode new words and understand their meanings. Enhanced reading skills foster a love for reading, opening avenues to creativity and knowledge acquisition. In essence, phonics skills with a strong emphasis on vowels are fundamental in cultivating competent, enthusiastic, and life-long readers. Therefore, ensuring that children have adequate phonics instruction is critical for their academic growth and future learning opportunities.