Give details to students vowels. To understand the vowels, students must understand the purpose of vowels and vowels. Brain Pop Jr., a website that provide educational videos for students K-3, says that teachers should explain that the vowels are "a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y." Tell students that the vowels are used to make words when joint with consonants, which are all the other letters in the alphabet.
Tell students that vowels can make different sounds in the words. Give some examples of how words can contain the same vowel, but may look different. For example, writing the words "see" and "soon". Although both words contain an "o", using the double vowel letter and change the sound of a long vowel.
Show students some pictures with words written underneath. Focusing first on short vowels and then show words with long vowel sounds. Ask students to sound out the word as displayed and point to the sound of vowels.
Read a book aloud and ask students to notice when there are short vowels and when there are long vowels. This will help them learn to recognize vowel sounds in a variety of words.
Allow students to play interactive storybook activities designed for the recognition of vowels. Scholastic, a resource for the development of early learning programs, a online, interactive activities to help students learn the vowel.