Teaching Short & Long Vowel Sounds


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Which of the following words contains a short vowel sound?

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1. Which of the following words contains a long vowel sound?

2. Which of the following is a good way to remember which vowel sounds are long?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Vowel sound instruction involves helping students understand the different sounds letters can make depending on their context. This interactive quiz and printable worksheet gauge your knowledge of vowel sound instruction. Questions test your recollection of types of vowels and ask you to identify teaching strategies you can use to make learning vowel sounds easier for students.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

By using this quiz and worksheet, you will be able to test your understanding of the following:

  • Words that contain short and long vowels
  • How to remember long vowel sounds
  • Ways to differentiate between short and long vowel sounds
  • The use of literature when practicing vowel sounds

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills with this worksheet and quiz:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of literature to determine how to help students practice their knowledge of vowel sounds
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as long vowel sounds and short vowel sounds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of vowels to answer a question about how to commit the sounds of long vowels to memory

Additional Learning

The lesson associated with this quiz and worksheet is called Teaching Short & Long Vowel Sounds. Reviewing this lesson will give you a refresher on the rules of vowels and ensure you have a good grasp of:

  • The sounds of short and long vowels
  • How one vowel sounds when placed at the end of a word
  • The sound made when two of the same vowel are placed together
  • Ways to help children practice their vowel sounds
  • Why context is important when learning phonics
  • The benefits of read-alouds, shared readings and guided readings