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Reading Reminder: Vowel Sounds

There are 18 vowel sounds in the English language.  The five main vowels are A, E, I, O, and U.  Sometimes W and Y also act as vowels.  Vowel sounds can be put into the following categories: 5 Long Vowels:  Long vowels are when the sound is the same as the letter name - faith, dream, smile, vote, rule. 5 Short Vowels:  Short vowels are often the hardest for people to hear differentiated.  They are the sounds at the beginning of the following words - Ultimate optimism, attitude is everything. 3 R-Controlled VowelsVowels make these sounds when paired with an R. AR as in scarf OR as in storm ER, IR, and UR as in her, sir, or fur 5 ...