Shortly after teaching the letters and sounds of the alphabet we introduce the concept that some letters actually have two sounds. The five vowels have two sounds- a long sound and a short sound. We often say that the “vowel says its name” when it makes the long sound. Word sorting activities are great when introducing this concept. Using sorting activities, students see when and when not a certain rule or concept applies. The file folder word sort activities for long and short vowel sounds is perfect for teaching long and short vowel sounds during small group instruction. They can also be used as activities in your literacy centers.
When you download the file folder word sort activities you will receive the templates for creating the file folder activity as well as over 40 picture/word cards per activity. Simply print the templates, glue on a file folder and laminate. You’ll have activities that will last for years! The file folders can be purchased individually for each vowel or as a bundle (just click the link at the bottom of this post).