Teaching Resource

Long and Short Vowel Sort

PDF | 15 pages|Grades: 1 - 2

A sorting by long vowel, short vowel printable.

Use this sorting activity with your students when they are learning to identify the long vowel sounds and short vowel sounds in words.

The vowel sounds needing to be sorted include:

  • short a, long a
  • short e, long e
  • short i, long i
  • short o, long o
  • short u, long u.

There are four words for each vowel sound. Choose to use all at once or just those for a specific letter.

A perfect literacy groups activity, that students can work together to complete.

An instruction card with three different activities for your students to play is included in the download as well as an answer sheet.

This resource was created by Hannah Sherman.

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELA1458

    Use short vowels, common long vowels, consonant digraphs and consonant blends when writing, and blend these to read single syllable wordsElaborationsusing knowledge of letters and sounds to write words with short vowels, for example ‘man’, ...

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