Spelling the long vowel sounds: a, e, i, o, u

think back to spelling teaching The long vowels are those you hear at the
start of these words:

Spelling words with long vowel sounds Spelling words with long vowel sounds Spelling words with long vowel sounds Spelling words with long vowel sounds Spelling words with long vowel sounds
ape evening ice-cream oval unicorn

The short vowels are those you hear at the start of these words:

Spelling words with short vowel sounds Spelling words with short vowel sounds Spelling words with short vowel sounds Spelling words with short vowel sounds Spelling words with short vowel sounds
alligator elephant insect octopus umbrella

Read the sentences and work out which is the correct word:


Choose the correct word


Type the whole word

Help me get rid/ride of these flies.
I had to scrap/scrape the snow off my car.
Do you prefer red or white win/wine?
She had a long soak in the bath tub/tube.
A zebra has black and white strips/stripes.
Scan the bar cod/code to find the price.
A baby bear is called a cub/cube.
That was a hug/huge flash of lightning.
Sue is a very slim/slime girl.
Jim drew us a plan/plane of his new house.
Please wipe your feet on the mat/mate.
The family went to the them/theme park.


 


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Unit 7: Spelling the long vowel sounds

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