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.
Word searches for long e, i, o , & u. Download the free Long Vowel Sentences anchor chart pdf. Long vowel patterns are included in free word sort games and in the Phonics Pow Toolkit. (III.f)
This chart with helpful color coding from the Long Vowel Patterns section of the Phonics Pow Toolkit shows some examples.