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Learn to read | Phonics for kids | Long I Vowels

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A, E, I, O, and U-- Every word has to have a vowel! But did you know that vowels can have more than one sound? Most people begin learning vowels by their short vowel sounds. Vowels, however, can also be paired up with other letters that help them to say their name. Today we're going to find out what happens when the letter i is paired up with certain letters. Who will help i make its long sound…

Understanding letter combinations that make long vowel sounds is really important for reading and writing words. The more easily you can recognize a long vowel pattern in your reading, the more quickly you can sound out a word and move on to understanding a story. The more quickly you can remember which patterns make a long vowel sound in your writing, the more easily you can write down your ideas and focus on your creativity. Learning long vowels can make you a stronger reader and writer!

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