Two letters that work together, some vowels work as a te
am. Two vowels can be a set in a se at and the first one likes to spe ak.
Vowel Teams (with the exception of diphthongs, which usually make new sounds) are often long, making the sound of the 1st vowel & the 2nd vowel is silent. This guideline is sometimes not reliable, however. There can be many exceptions. EA often makes the long E sound (eat), but sometimes a short E (bread) or long A (steak). IE often makes the long I sound, but sometimes a long E sound (pie or thief).
WATCH videos and PLAY online games at the Vowel Team tutorial at Wakelet
Please note that many online games require Flash and may not work well on some tablets and smartphones. It can be helpful to download the Firefox browser.
SORTS Use the words & pictures from Vowel Digraph flashcards at Lanternfish ESL, Long Vowel Match-up from Liz’s Early Learning Spot, AI/AY picture sort & OA/OW picture sort from 1st Grade & Fabulous (B&W), AI/AY words & pictures, OA/OW color pictures from the measured mom
ACTIVITY Vowel Team Clip Cards from Fairy Poppins (includes diphthongs)