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Learn to read | Phonics for kids | Long U Vowels

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A-E-I-O-U are special letters: they are vowels! Any word you write has to have a vowel, but did you know that vowels can make two sounds? Vowels can make a short sound AND a long sound. To make a long vowel sound you need different pairings of letters. In this video we'll learn what the long u sound sounds like and how you can make it!

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The long u sound is unique because it can make with pairs of letters that are not the letter u. Learn more words that make the long u sound by watching this video!Want to learn more about "Magic E?" Check out this video to understand how "Magic E" (or "Super E"!) helps vowels change their sound.Curious about other long vowels? Take a peek at this video to see what combinations of letters create the long A, E, I, O, and U sounds!
Long vowel patterns are helpful when you are reading and writing. If you see a long vowel pattern and recognize it, you can say it quickly! Then, you can spend more of your reading brain power on understanding the story you are reading. If you know a long vowel pattern, you can also easily remember how to spell a word in your writing. Then you can focus your writing brain power on the story you are crafting. Knowing long vowels can make you a better reader and writer!

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