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Irregular Vowels Activity with Verb Sliders

These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply download pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.These super cute sliders are a fun, effecitve way for first grade and 2nd grade students to learn irregular vowels. Children will have fun with this clever irregular verb activity and parents will love all the irregular verbs practice. Simply download pdf file with irregular verb game and you are ready to play and learn long o followed by ld, lt, and st as well as long o followed by nd and ld.

Irregular Vowels

My twins and I have spent a lot of time learning short vowel sounds, and now we are working on long vowels. We have learned about open door syllables, vowels that are not followed by a consonant, make a long vowel sound. We see this in words like be or table. Of course we learned all about the magic e rule, and just a couple of vowel teams (ai makes a long a). This week though we have found an exception – irregular vowels. Got to love English. 

  • When an o is followed by two consonants such as ld, lt, and st, the o make a long sound.
  • This also happens with i. When it is followed by nd or ld, the i makes a long sound.

This is can be quite confusing for our little readers beacuse many of them have spent a year learning that an a vowel makes a short sound in a one syllable word and it is by itself. And now, we through an expection at them. Well, as you can imagine, this new rule needs a lot of practice. And that is why I created these irregular verb activity using kid-favorite – sliders. This irregular verb game is great to help grade 1 and grade 2 get lots of extra practice with a phonics activity intended to help them strengthen reading and spelling skills. Irregular verbs practice

Irregular Verb Activity

These sliders require a little bit of work, but it is worth it. We have used them over and over to practice these fun sounds, and it really helped.

  • First print off all the pages. I recommend using card stock as it holds up much better to the pushing and pulling.
  • Next cut out the blue box on the pages with the pictures.
  • Now staple a blank piece of paper to the pages you just cut.
  • The next step is to cut out the letters.
  • Finally, slide the letters in-between the pages you stapled and you are ready to go.

Irregular Verb Activity

Irregular verbs practice

Now it is time to read. Before you begin, review the rule with your child and have them practice the sound.

  • Old – says old like an old dog.
  • olt – say “olt” like in bolt.
  • ost – says “ost” like in most.
  • ind – say “ind” like in mind
  • ild – says “ild” like in wild

Then slide down the letters to make words. Cold, fold, mold, scold, stronghold, untold irregular verbs game

Reading Irregular Verbs

My little girl had a little trouble when we jumped to the two-syllable words. So we colored in the first syllable so she knew to focus on that syllable first, and then she could read the irregular long vowel part. It really helped her to see the two syllables, and we got to review syllables and where to break the words up at.

I hope these simple word sliders help your little one master irregular long vowels.

Vowel Puzzles FREE Missing Vowels Clip Cards - Help kids fill in the missing letters and practice phonics with Missing Vowels Clip Cards - a fun, hands-on learning activity for prek & kindergartners. Make learning to read long ee words FUN with this super cute, free printable Long e Sound BINGO! In this phonics game, first graders will work with long ee sound in an engaging vowel team game. Simply download pdf file with long vowel ee words activity with ee phonics sound.

Vowels Printables

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Reading Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verb Game

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Rachel

Rachel is a homeschool mom to four little ones, ages 2 to 6. She is a former public elementary teacher, and has recently began blogging at her page You’ve Got This.

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