How to teach reading with phonics - 5/12 - Long Vowel Sounds - Learn Eng...

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The Sounds of English, a FREE, comprehensive series of 12 videos, teaches phonics and pronunciation to non-native and beginning native learners of English. Learn to spell, read and pronounce English like native speakers with these easy lessons. Great for self-study, or the whole family! Build confidence and get fluent faster!

Lesson 5 - Long Vowel Sounds
Learn when vowels say their own letter name and when the sound of the letter y changes.

In lessons two, three and four, you used the short vowel sounds in words. Remember, the short vowel sounds are "a," "e," "i," "o" and "u." In this lesson, you'll see some examples of single letters that make long vowel sounds. The long vowel sounds are the names of the letters A, E, I, O, U. Listen carefully to the long vowel sounds these letters make. (Repeat words)

The words I, he, she and we also have vowels that say their own name. You will see them everywhere and remember them naturally.

The letter Y can also make long vowel sounds. The rule for Y is easy. If Y is the last letter of a word with one sound, then says "I." If Y is the last letter of a word with two or more sounds, then it says "E." Here are some words with one sound. (Repeat words)

Here are words with two sounds. Listen carefully. (Repeat words)

If I is the last letter of a word, it usually makes the long E sound. Ski and taxi are two examples.

Great job! In the next lesson, you'll learn some interesting spelling rules and some more new sounds!