Vowels Valley!



Terri Walsh, a kindergarten teacher in a primary school in Kentucky, suggested that I add this page and she even gave it a name! Thanks, Terri, for the great idea! I'm open for suggestions and requests for new items to add to this page. Just email me at  I suggest that you also for more on the vowels and to the Bossy r page on Word Way:



Bossy R Poster

“Bossy R”

Bossy R is always looking behind him to see if there’s a vowel that he can boss around. Use this graphic to remind your students of Bossy R’s powerful persistent personality! They’ll remember the r-controlled rule with ease (and a little bit of humor).  Add him to your bulletin board with a speech bubble that portrays his control over vowels.

(This revised poster was contributed to the site by Francie Fitz. Thanks, Francie! I love the way you added the anchor pictures.)


Bossy R Junior Jeopardy

Junior Jeopardy Long and Short A

Junior Jeopardy Long and Short E

Junior Jeopardy Long and Short I

Junior Jeopardy Long and Short O

Junior Jeopardy Long and Short U

Long and Short A Concentration

Bossy R -ar Set           Bossy ar Kid Cards  

Bossy R -er Set           Bossy er Kid Cards

Bossy R -ir Set            Bossy ir Kid Cards

Bossy R -or Set            Bossy or Kid Cards

Bossy R -ur Set            Bossy ur Kid Cards

Vowel Digraphs ee and ea Sorting Activity
ee and ea Sort Directions

Bingo for ee, ai, and oa Neighborhoods


Vowel Spelling  Charts (large)

Individual Student Spelling Charts

Vowel Short Vowel Bingo

Long and Short Vowel Sorting Activity

Vowel Teams Poem

Long a Big Book            Short a Big Book

Long e Big Book            Short e Big Book

Long i Big Book            Short i Big Book

Long o Big Book            Short o Big Book

Long u Big Book            Short u Big Book

Lesson Links:
Teaching Short Vowel Discrimination Using Dr. Seuss Rhymes

Songs that Teach the Vowels and their Sounds
Long, Short, and Variant Vowel Sounds






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