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Long Vowel Search and Sort

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: 1, 2, 3
Group Size: Individual, Pair, Small Group, Large Group, Whole Class
Materials: Reading passages that have long vowels through out the text. The passages can focus on one vowel at a time or can incorporate multiple long vowels., A chart that has the vowel pattern at the top of each column.
Goal: Students will be able to sort and identify the different patterns associated with long vowels.
Items: Long Vowels

What to do

  1. Once you have taught a long vowel pattern to your students, you must select a book or passage that contains multiple words with the long vowel you have taught.
  2. Identify the patterns possible for that particular vowel.
  3. Have students take their Long Vowel Chart and begin reading the book or passage.
  4. As students read, they will come across a word that contains the long vowel they are searching for. Students are to analyze the pattern and place it in the appropriate column of their Long Vowel Charts.
  5. Have students compare their charts to determine if they have placed the words in the appropriate column.

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