Missing Vowel Printable Worksheet
Our ears naturally pick up the harsh sounds of consonants especially at the beginning and the end of a word. Vowel sounds in words, however, can be tricky to hear and learn for beginning readers/writers.
As a child, I struggled with the difference between short vowel sounds and long vowel sounds. Most consonants had the same sound. B was bbbbb. T was ttttt. But vowels took on different sounds. An A in a middle of a word could be aaaaa or ahhhh. O could be ohhh, ooaaa, or oowww. It was very confusing for my young mind, and I often reverted to guessing.
It wasn’t until I was an adult helping my children learn to read that I began to understand the vowel sound patterns. If the word contained a consonant, vowel, consonant (CVC) pattern then the vowel sound was slightly different then its name. A is ahhh in CVC words like bat, cat, hat.
A is its long sound aaaaa in words with an e on the end like rake, bake, late or in words with another vowel in the middle with a CVVC pattern like pain, main, rain. Once I figured these patterns out, my spelling improved tremendously.
I am a bit embarrassed to admit it, but sometimes I still find myself reviewing the sound to determine the correct spelling of words like loss, lose, and loose.
Free Printable Missing Vowel Worksheet
Teacher Power has developed a free printable fill-in-the-missing vowel worksheet to help the youngest writers understand the sounds of short vowels. This worksheet incorporates simple picture clues for students to sound out and determine the correct short vowel to fill in.
We hope this printable will help your young students understand the sounds short vowels make to enhance their reading/writing skills. As all teachers know, reading and writing are the basis for all learning.
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