Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Long Vowel Poems

I have had several emails and comments about the Long I poem that I posted on Babbling Abby way back when, asking if I had created any similar poems.  Guess what?  You're in luck! 

I haven't completed all the long vowels, but here is what I have so far.  Honestly, they're nothing special and totally created on a whim with very little poetic thought put into them!  I am sooooo not a poet!

This isn't a poem, but we've been talking about long /a/a ai and ay this week, and I drew up these little couples quickly during our lesson one day.  I told them this whole story about how "a" and "a" are twins.  One is married to "i" and the other to "y."  Then I go on and on about how bossy the a's are to the men in their lives, and how the "a's" always put themselves first.  They even make their husband letters stay quiet and only say their names.  Probably not a very original story, but the kids like it :)

Feel free to use these in your classroom however you'd like.   {However, please do not republish them for sale in any manner.  Thanks :) }


Ladybug Teacher said...

oh these are absolutely adorable!! My kids would love the illustrations and they are older students! Where did you find the illustrations for the first poster (like the pie and light bulb?) they look like stickers?
Thanks so much for sharing these!


Mrs. Mangham said...

you're so great...and generous. thanks!

amanda said...

I love these! especially since I always seem to lack in the creativity area! Thank you for sharing!

Nikki said...

Cute posters! My kids LOVE the songs on . There is a song about two vowels go walking and how the first one does the talking! They just LOVE it! Also, there are some awesome songs on starfall.
Thanks for sharing!

Sarah Paul said...

Those are so cute! My kids will love those. Thanks for sharing. :)


According to Ashley said...

The little couples are precious!

Football Wife said...

Those posters are awesome! I teach third, but you've inspired me to add some new things to my lessons and room. Great work!

Mrs. Magee said...

Adorable! I love it!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Angelia said...

These are great! I'm trying to figure out if I can recreate these. My students could definitely use some visual reminders.

vicky1970 said...

I love reading your posts!! I guess I'm old school in that I have a website...blogs seems to much more up to date. I have fun with my website though anyway. Thanks for always sharing GREAT ideas!!! I love sharing and getting fresh ideas. :o) Keep em' coming... God bless
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Laura said...

Hey Abby,

After reading your long vowel poems I was inspired for a few myself:

Long E:

Long e, long e, yes that's me!
I can be like a bee, I can read under a tree.
As long e, I can jump like a flea or enjoy a sweet cup of tea.

Long A:

I am long a, I like to play, I run around all day!
Sometimes I pair with i and y and make words like: train and way.
I always say my name when you see a_e. I make words like cake and shake--there is no mistake!

Wanted to share since you share so much!

Anonymous said...

I love these!!! Perfect to help teach these sounds. Please add the others if you get additional ones made!!! You are the best.

Leslie Ann said...

You saved my lesson last week with the /ai/ and /ay/ poster. Thank you so much for sharing. I loved these so much, that I made my own. Check them out! :)

Miss Brown said...

I used these and made some of my own. My students really enjoyed the poems.
Love your blog!!!

Honey said...

This is the cutest thing! I think you're a wonderful poet! :) Keep up the great work!


Mrs. Zrihen said...

These are fabulous!!! You're awesome!

Melissa said...

While you say you're not a poet, I have to disagree! These are so cute and creative, what a way for students to remember long vowels!! Thanks for sharing these with us, they are amazing!!!

Mrs. Sheets said...

These are great. I have been making phonics posters, too! I will definitely be using some of your ideas!

Mrs. Schatz said...

I know this is unconventional but I am one of your followers, I have not been on in a while due to things going on within my school district that have made it hard to contribute. I wrote a post on my blog today briefly letting people know about what is going on. If you could stop by and read it and spread the word to ask others to read it I would appreciate it.
Thank You With All The Love,
Mrs. Schatz

Michelle Carter said...

I am a brand new teacher so this may sound silly. Where do you get your markers? What type do you use?