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Flip Strips – Short & Long Vowel Spelling Patterns


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Among the most critical phonics skills students must master are short and long vowel phonemes and spellings. Flip strips are an ideal visual tool for illustrating short/long vowel patterns. Abstract verbiage confuses students. This hands-on, concrete method is unbelievably effective. The flip strips show that when a word has one vowel, it is short. As the second vowel is flipped over, the first vowel becomes long and the second is silent.

Flips strips can be used with students of all ages for decoding or encoding instruction. The large size (1.5" x 8") works well with groups.

The 105 in this set include nearly every possible short to long word combination. They cover the final e and two-vowels-together patterns.

Grade Levels: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Common Core ELA Standards: RF.K.2, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e, RF.1.2, RF1.2a, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3a, RF.1.3b, RF.1.3c, RF.1.3d, RF.2.3, RF.2.3a, RF.2.3b

PDF Contents: 30 pages to be printed double-sided on to 15 sheets (105 flip strips); 6 pages of teacher information


105 Flip strips
6 pages of teacher information