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Learn How to Read Long and Short Vowels


Hello, this is the third part of our Reading Lesson 3 and we are learning about the long and short vowels. I bet you're wondering how you'll know if you see a vowel in a word when you should say the short sound and when you should say the long sound. Let's see how it works...

Now here we have an 'a' and a 't'. You know when we put them together they says 'at' ~ the vowel sound here is short /a/. When we put 'f' in front it says 'fat', we still hear the short vowel sound. So we already know one rule for the short vowel sound. When there's one vowel in the word, beginning or in the middle, the vowel sound is short. 

Let's see what will happen when the vowel comes at the end... M-e the word is 'me' ~ we could hear the long vowel sound /e/. So we already know one rule for the long vowel sound. When the one vowel in the word, comes at the end, then vowel sound is long. 

Some words end with two /e/ like 'bee and see' ~ you always give these two vowels at the end the long vowel sound.