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P H O N I C S for

R E A DING �

UNDER STA NDING book 2: long and short vowels

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TA BL E OF C ON T E N T S

To the Teacher: Teaching Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv

UNIT 1

Short Vowels ă ĕ ĭ ŏ ŭ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Reading Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

UNIT 2

Long and Short Vowels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Long Vowels ā ē ī ō ū . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Reading Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Long and Short e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Long and Short o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Long and Short a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Long and Short i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Long and Short u . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Long and Short o . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Long a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 UNIT 3

Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

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UNIT I

Short Vowels

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UNIT I

Short Vowels Repeat the short vowel after your teacher:

ă

ĕ

a-a-apple

I-I-India

ĭ

ŏ

ŭ

e-e-elephant

o-o-octopus

short O = ahhh

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u-u-umbrella


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UNIT I

Short Vowel Reading Exercises

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Exercise 1 1) Read the word. 2) Find the picture. 3) Write the word by the picture.

bag

kid

box

run

dog

bed

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Exercise 4 1) Read the sentence. 2) Find the picture. 3) Write the sentence by the picture.

The rat has a bad leg.

The duck is on the dog.

The dog is not big.

The duck is on the rug.

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Exercise 3 1) Read the sentence. 2) Find the picture. 3) Write the sentence by the picture.

The bug is on the rug.

The bug is on the pig.

The bug is in the cup.

The kid can run.

The pig is in the bag.

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Exercise 6 1) Read the word. 2) Find the picture. 3) Write the word by the picture.

sock

cat

pen

sun

rock

fan

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Exercise 5 Complete the words:

a e i o

u

b

d

b

g

k

d

p

g

p

n

r

g

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Exercise 9 1) Read the sentence. 2) Find the picture. 3) Write the sentence by the picture.

Ted can get in the box.

The big bug is on the bed.

Ted is not in the box.

The frog is on the bed. The frog is not on the bed.

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Exercise 10 Complete the words:

a e i o

u

r

ck

s

ck

f

n

p

n

p

n

t

b

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Phonics for Reading and Understanding — Book 2  

Phonics for Reading and Understanding provides systematic practice in English sound/spelling patterns by means of pictures, words grouped ac...

Phonics for Reading and Understanding — Book 2  

Phonics for Reading and Understanding provides systematic practice in English sound/spelling patterns by means of pictures, words grouped ac...

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