There are so many parts when you are learning to read. And vowel team words are just a small part of it.
These are words that kids are going to be learning in second grade or later. Vowel teams can be tough to teach and it is nice to have a few fun things to help learn about them.
These are all my vowel team printables and vowel team activities on the site. You have a mix of hands-on vowel team activities and a few no-prep vowel team activities.
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What is a Vowel Team?
Vowel teams are two vowels that work to make one sound.
These are words like rain, mail, fruit, and seed.
The common vowel teams are: ai, ay, ea, ee, ei, oa, oe, ue, and ui.
Now, these are some of the most common vowel teams that work together to make one sound.
The sound that vowel teams words make is a long vowel sound. You will often teach the sounds that are similar at the same time.
As I said before these are normally taught in second grade or later because of how complicated they are. And there is no wrong or right way to teach them.
Things to use with the Vowel Team Printable
- copy paper
- white cardstock
- laminating pouches
- colored pencils
- dry erase markers
- lacing letters
- 1 inch ring
- The Frail Snail on the Trail: A Long Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Blends (Sounds Like Reading)
- Whose Shoes Would You Choose?: A Long Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Digraphs (Sounds Like Reading)
Vowel Team Printable Cards
Vowel Team Wall Cards has the two vowel team letters, a picture example of the letters, and the matching word for the picture. There is also a Vowel Team Wall Cards Selling Set that has a list of words and two sizes of wall cards.
Vowel Team Printable Hands-on Printable Activities
There are so many different ways to work on learning to read with vowel team words. And these are some easy hands-on ideas to try. You have vowel team clip cards, vowel team word ladders, vowel team playdough mats, vowel team puzzles, and more.
Vowel Team Clip Cards has the vowels to clip and then you can trace the letters and write in the vowels on the cards.
Vowel Team Ladders is a great spelling activity where kids can make words with that vowel team.
Vowel Team Playdough Mats with vowel team letters for building words and mats with pictures and playdough mat for the vowel teams vowels.
Vowel Team Playdough Mats with Pictures have a picture of the word, a playdough word, trace the word, and write the word for a fun way to work on vowel teams.
Vowel Team Puzzles has fun puzzles that have a picture and each letter of the word for the puzzle.
Themed Vowel Team Hands-on Printables
Rain Building AI Words is a fun way to work on AI words. You have cloud words and raindrop letters to spell the words.
Winter Fox Vowel Team and Diphthong Matching has several vowel team pictures on footprint and a fox with the correct vowel team for kids to sort the words. Plus a recording sheet for the words.
Vowel Team No-Prep Printable Pages
NO-prep printables are printable that you just print and use. They have no prep time involved. They can be vowel team worksheets, coloring pages and more.
Vowel Team Coloring Pages have two color page options. You can color the picture and trace the words or write the words. There is also a space to draw your own word for the vowel team.
Vowel Team Trace, Find & Color has you trace the words and then find the matching pictures before for the words and color them.
Themed Vowel Team No-Prep Printables
Pirate themed Oi & AI trace color and Find! is a great way to work on those vowel with some fun themed printables!
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