Vowels and Consonants

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Teaching the Difference Between Vowels and Consonants

vowel song, teaching vowels, vowel activities, consonant activities, CVC wordsDiscovering that letters are divided into vowels and consonants are fun for my students to learn about.

I teach them a vowel song to the tune of B-I-N-G-O so they have that concept nailed by the end of the day.

Click on the link to view/print a copy of the Vowel Song.

vowel posters, vowel song, teaching vowels, vowel activities, teaching consonants, consonant activities, vowel games, consonant games, CVC wordsI also hang up a set of vowel posters and then let them sort tubs of plastic letters, and numbers that I have collected over the years. 

Click on the link to view/print a copy of the Vowel Posters. 

They enjoy sorting them into two piles: one for numbers and one for letters.  When I’m sure they aren’t confusing them, I’ll have them sort the vowels from the consonants.

 

Speed Games: 

My Y5’s enjoy “Speed” games.  This is when I have them do a skill sheet as fast as they can.  Some take the full minute, others are done as quickly as 15 seconds.


 

Playing in this game-like fashion relieves tension and anxiety and prepares them for future timed-tests that the state mandates as they get into higher grades.

I reward everyone with a sticker.  The first 3 done correctly, get to choose their stickers.

vowel song, vowel posters, vowel certificate, vowel games, vowel activities, vowel lessons, vowel booklet, long vowels, short vowels, consonant activities, consonant games, alphabet activities, alphabet letters cards, One of their favorite “Speed” games is to circle the vowels and underline the consonants in a themed drawing.

I have a booklet: Vowel & Consonant Help, filled with 10 (One for each month from September through June).

These skill sheets also double as “I spy an upper or lowercase letter” that your little ones will enjoy playing, when your students are working on letter recognition.

consonant search, vowel search, vowel song, vowel posters, vowel cards, vowel activities, vowel games, vowel booklet, long vowels, short vowels, vowel puzzles, consonant activities, consonant games, alphabet cards, Click on the link to look at the bookletThe book also includes an upper and lowercase bookmark where students trace the vowels in one color and the consonants in another. 

Afterwards, these can be laminated and used as “I Spy” game strips as well. You'll also find a certificate of praise to reward your students with after they have learned their vowels!

More Fun and Games:

bingo dot consonants, vowel song, vowel posters, vowel cards, vowel activities, vowel lessons, vowel certificate, vowel games, consonant activities, consonant lessons, consonant games, Another helpful booklet is entitled A Little Bit Of This and a Little Bit Of That

It's FREE and 136-pages long!

Chock full of interesting vowel and consonant help, your students will enjoy vowel puzzles, vowel song, vowel certificate, vowel booklet, vowel games, vowel posters, vowel activities, vowel lessons, consonant games, consonant activities, consonant lessons, vowel and consonant "searches", Bingo Dot the consonants or vowels, letter puzzles, alphabet wheels, a long and short vowel booklet + long and short vowel writing skill sheets

rip and tear alphabet, vowel lessons, vowel activities, vowel games, vowel booklet, vowel song, vowel posters, vowel certificate, consonant activities, consonant lessons, consonant games, My Y5's really love making a rip and tear vowel booklet, or pinching a golf tee and poking holes around a letter (Pinch & Pokes) to not only help with letter recognition in this fun way, but strengthen their finger muscles at the same time. 

All of these vowel/consonant and letter activities are included in this FREE book. Click on the link to view/print this booklet.  


Be sure and stop in tomorrow for tips on teaching CVC words with lots more freebies!
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