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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!

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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