To know all of the ways that vowels can be long, learn about:
- Silent e
- Vowel Teams
- Tricky y
- Open syllables
- i and o can sometimes be long when followed by two consonants
IGH is a trigraph – one sound is made with three letters. The gh is silent and the i is long. The sound of IGH is included with vowel teams in the Phonics Pow Toolkit, as the other vowels have teams that make the long sound, but i only has the trigraph IGH. Learn more about the vowel trigraphs AIR and EAR at Bossy R variations. WATCH videos on igh from Little Learners and Kids vs. Phonics, and try a long i wordsearch.
IGH is included in the Vowel Teams section of the Phonics Pow Toolkit. III.4
- ā – ai & ay
- ē – ea & ee
- ī – igh
- ō – oa & ow
- ū – ui & ew
Can you identify all the long vowel patterns in the sentences below?
LONG I: The pilot tried to fly kind of high for a mile.
More sentences with long vowel patterns:
LONG A: They say the lady will take the train today at eight.
LONG E: We even like these crazy sheep that bleat.
LONG O: Put a coat on to go home in the cold snow.
LONG U: The cool jewel on her blue suit was super huge.
This chart with helpful color coding from the Long Vowel Patterns section of the Phonics Pow Toolkit shows some examples.