Long Vowel U Vowel Vowel

Long Vowel sounds are when Vowels make the sound of their Letter Names but U plus another vowel does not follow this rule.

Instructions

Long Vowel sounds are when Vowels make the sound of their Letter Names but U plus another vowel does not follow this rule. The U with another Vowel makes an, “oo” sound like “oo” in the words: Moo, Boo, and Too.

When one sees the pattern of two Vowels next to each other and the first Vowel is a U, the grammatical rule for that arrangement is that the “U” will say “oo” and the second Vowel is silent.

An example of this letter pattern with Long Vowel U is the word “Suit.” The Consonants S and T make their typical sounds, the U makes the sound “oo” (NOT the sound of its Letter Name “U”), and the I does not make any sound.

This video teaches the grammatical rule for recognizing two Vowels next to each other with a song: “Consonant Vowel Vowel. Consonant Vowel Vowel. The fist vowel says its name the second vowel says nothing.”

To practice the Long Vowel U, Vowel Vowel, grammatical rule there are stories for your child to read in the Practice Reading Book 2 that correlate with the same Long Vowel U Word Families addressed in the video (Practice Reading Book 2 Pages: 59-64).

For additional practice there are printable Long Vowel Word Family Flashcards. With these Flashcards your child can read the various Long Vowel Word Families and add Consonants to the Word Families to practice blending sounds to make Long Vowel Words (Long Vowel Flashcards).