Today I’m sharing the final set of long vowel Read ‘n Stick Mats. Teach your child to read long u word families with these six free printables!
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I created this set of picture mats for my Five. By reading the accompanying word cards, he’s learning to read the following phonics patterns within long u words:
I call these my Read ‘n Stick Mats because you can laminate the pages and attach Velcro dots for extra fun matching. (Gotta love that rrrrip!)
(The above photo is from my long e set.)
How do you use Read ‘n Stick Mats?
1) Print and laminate each mat on sturdy cardstock. I love this affordable home laminator and laminating sheets! Then print and laminate each set of cards. Cut them apart and stick Velcro dots to the pictures and backs of the cards.
2) You can certainly print the mats and cards on plain paper, and have your child match them. However, for a more durable and lasting activity, I recommend #1. A bonus of the Velcro dots is that you can store the mats without the cards getting lost — just stick them on!
3) My mats were constantly getting misplaced until I punched holes in them and stored them in a 3-ring binder.
4) Take off all the cards. Have your child read the name of the family in the center of the board. Then have him read each card and match it to the picture. You will be teaching new vocabulary along the way when he gets stuck on a particular word (“What is a loon?”).
And here they are!
All our long vowel mats
Get your free word family mats!
Decodable Fluency Pyramids – Level 2 – CVCE, Vowel Teams, R-Controlled & More
You’ll love these fluency pyramids that help children read words with magic e and long vowel teams!
You are simply fantastic.
awesome games and worksheets.
super excited to try out.
Thnx a million.
These are amazing, thank you!! I don’t see “ue” though. Am I missing it?
I included them in the mixed practice mats because there aren’t enough “ue” words to make a full mat.
Hi there. Thanks so much for all the wonderful free resources you offer. We have similar backgrounds–I, too, have an M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and taught for several years before becoming a S.A.H.M. We homeschool our four children and it is great to find materials that seem like they are tailor-made for my own children!
Yay! I’m so glad you can use my resources, Jayla!
Hi Anna, my little girl loves the Read ‘n’ Stick mats, thank you so much!
She even helps out with the cutting and sticking of velcro strips.
the collection seems to be missing “-all”, would you be adding that on?
Thanks for your generosity!
Hi, Yvelle! No – I won’t be adding any more sets.
I’m having a technical problem. The some of the cards with the words printed on them are blank on my pdf. Any idea why? Am I the only one with this problem? Maybe because I am using an android tablet… I love your products, and this is the first time I’ve ever had an issue. Thank you so much for all your hard work!
Sorry for the delay in responding to you, Shanna! I’m sorry you’re having trouble with some of the files. They come up clearly when I download them. Here’s my troubleshooting page. I hope you can find a solution there!
I ended up teaching one first grader in a multi-age Montessori classroom. I don’t know how I would have done it without your website. Thank you so much.
I’m so glad you’re finding things you can use here, Debbie! Sorry for taking a month to reply to your comment– I really appreciate you taking the time to write a note!
Thank you so much for these amazing printables! I love the read n’ stick mats and my 5-year-old enjoys playing with them every day. My 20 month old is starting to imitate his older sister so I made ones especially for him, using your same idea but with matching shapes instead. He loves it!
Again, thanks for your awesome work!
You’re very welcome, Alaa! That’s great that your 20 month old is enjoying some shape matching boards. I’ve actually wanted to make those, but haven’t gotten around to it yet. 🙂