Teaching Long Vowels with Flash Cards

Flash Cards Are Helpful Teaching Tools for Long Vowel Sounds

Flash cards are excellent teaching tools to help students learn long vowel sounds and other phonics skills.

You do not need a timer to use flash cards, just allow your child about three seconds to consider the question on the flash card and think about his answers. Flash cards are easy to make at home, and simple to use in any subject. Just sit facing your child, with the question written on the front and the answer on the back.

These flash cards will help you reinforce skills in correct pronunciation of long vowel sounds at home or at school. See below for printable flash cards you can use to get started.


Before Using Flash Cards - Learn Why Your Child Is Not Learning

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Flash cards are helpful study tools for most children. However, If your child struggles with long vowel sounds, it is important to first rule out any possible underlying problems such as hearing loss or a speech impediment. 

See your pediatrician. Get a physical examination that includes vision and hearing screening. Ask your child's doctor if she feels that your child needs testing for frequency hearing loss.

If you suspect expressive or receptive language problems, have your child tested by a speech and language pathologist.

Talk with your child's teacher about screening or referral for full assessment to determine if she has a learning disability.


Long Vowel Sounds - Common Reasons for Difficulty with Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds may be difficult for people with learning disabilities due to a variety of factors. These can include:


Flash Cards May Not Help if Your Child Has Physical Problems

If your child's testing shows vision, hearing, processing, or learning problems, be sure to follow through with recommendations from her doctor, therapist, and teachers.

If your child is diagnosed with speech or language problems, developmental delays, or learning disabilities, continue to work with his school as his program is developed and implemented for special education services.

Make sure your child attends school regularly. If possible, try to avoid changes in schools or school districts unless absolutely necessary.

Work with your child's teachers to ensure that any work missed because of absences is promptly made up.


Flash Cards for Long Vowel Sounds

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These flash cards can help children and adult learners with long vowel sounds. The constant time delay technique is an effective strategy to use with these and any other flash cards teaching other skills in other subject areas.

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