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Long Vowel Simple Sight Words

Long Vowel Simple Sight Word Lesson: ( Free worksheets.)

Do a lesson for each long vowel sound.

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  • Make cards for the words  me, we, he, she.
  • Copy the long vowel worksheets. Worksheet for long vowel E words Worksheet for long vowel I words Worksheet for ay long vowel words (You may want to do another lesson on AY words. may, say, day and a lesson for I words. I, hi, sky, fly, why)
  • Locate  the book: He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Lesson:  Rule:  Vowels not followed by a consonant and end a syllable, especially the first syllable, are usually long.  

  • Discuss the rule.
  • Read together all the word cards.
  • Read the story He Bear, She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain.


  • Do the worksheet together. Write the letter to finish the word and review the sound, combine the consonant with the long vowel and sound out the word, then draw a picture  of each word.
  • Repeat with each word.
  •  Have the children read the words to as many people as possible for their homework.


  • On the back of the worksheet have them write some other long vowel E words and draw pictures for each.  ( tree, bee, free, see, )
  • Put this sentence on the back of the worksheet.  ( See the bee in the tree.)   Have the children draw the picture for this sentence.
  • Make a simple book where they draw the pictures with these words,  He sees  _____.  She sees_____.  We see _____. I see  ______.

Lesson Plan Ideas for the “AW” sound.

Teaching the “AW” Soundball


  •    Be prepared to talk about what you say when you see a cute puppy or kitten.
  •    Collect some pictures with the AW sound in the word.
  •    Decide on a worksheet (A great worksheet is in our reproducible work book called The Other Sounds.  Check out our website :  Here is a sample worksheet from our workbook; worksheet aw with pictures
  •  Use the reproducible simple book from, The Other Sounds, workbook or make a simple 4 page book called, Draw.  Have the children draw the pictures.  Here are some sample sentences for the pages.  (I can draw a ball.  I can draw a paw.  I can draw a saw.  I can draw an awesome picture.)
  •   Have their name cards.
  •   Have some rhyming words listed such as: saw, caw, jaw, paw, raw, thaw, draw,  call, ball, fall, hall, mall, tall, small.


  • Listen to at least 10 songs in Phonics By Spelling books including AW.   Johnny saw a cute puppy in front of the store.   “AH! Cute Puppy”.  Compare this sound with the short Oo sound. (This sound is made with the mouth not as open as the short Oo sound.  In some dialects they are the same sound.)  Talk about seeing a cute puppy or kitten and make the AW sound.
  • Show pictures of things that have the AW sound.  Help children recognize the sound in the beginning, middle, and end.   (ball, wall, hall, saw, paw, draw, talk, walk, etc.)
  • Discuss how “w” and “l” make the “a” have the AW sound. 
  • Read together the lists of words with the AW sound.  
  • Take the children’s name cards and see if anyone has the AW sound in their name.


  1.  Do together a worksheet that helps a child recognize the sound.
  2. Make a Draw book.

Lesson Plan Ideas for the “OY” sound.


*    Type OY words.  One word on each 1/4  of a piece of paper.   Print them with enough room to draw pictures.  Cut into 4 pieces of paper.  Some words for to use: boy, point, coin, trapezoid, oil, coil, poison, toy, cowboy, coin, joint.

*   Decide on a work sheet.  Free on website .

Play Phonics By Spelling songs including the one with the OY sounds.  Show how your mouth starts small and then opens up to make this sound.  Find a spring door stop and let each child flip the spring hear it make the OY sound.  If OY  sound is made by “oy” and “oi”.  It is spelled with OY if it ends a syllable, and with OI if a consonant comes after it in the syllable.  If they are together in a syllable it always has the OY sound.

Do a worksheet comparing the OY sound to the OW sound.

Read the words with the OY sound.  Give children one of the words to draw a picture for the word.  Display pictures with a OY wall card or page from the Phonics By Spelling book.

Lesson Tips for the OW sound.


*    Be prepared to talk about what you say when you get hurt.

*    Be prepared to write lists of words and to write poems with those words.

*    Decide on a worksheet (free on the website

*    Copy the Nursery Rhyme, “Hickory Dickory Dock” 

Play the “Ow! Hurt Knee” song from Phonics By Spelling.  Johnny fell off his skateboard.  “Ow! I hurt my knee”.   Talk about how it feels when you hurt yourself.  Make the OW sound together.   Compare with other Oo sounds.

Read the Nursery Rhyme, “Hickory Dickory Dock”.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock!

The mouse ran up the clock;

The clock struck one,

And down he run,

Hickory, Dickory, Dock!

Talk about the OW sound words in the Nursery Rhyme.  Make lists of words that rhyme with mouse, out, and down.

Write some silly rhyming poems with your lists of  words.  Have children draw pictures to illustrate the poems.  Display in your room.

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