Vowel Pals are phonics flip-ups of rhyming words, used to help children learn the short and long vowel sounds and to discriminate between them by seeing the short and long vowels used with visual distinction. Words are color-coded for visual reinforcement with the consonants printed in black and the vowels printed in red. Short and Long Vowels Pals are designed to help students focus on a specific phonics sound. They help to improve the students ability to read CVC word blends, identify rhyme and short and long vowel patterns. They are excellent hands-on activity to have at a literacy center in the classroom as children can touch and lift the flaps as a flip book of rhyming words. Short and Long Vowel Pals are fun phonics friends to which the children relate as they are taught to associate letters with sounds and to discriminate between short and long vowels. Each set of Vowel Pals includes 5 short and 5 long Vowel Pals and measure 9" in height. Teachers activity guide included. Grades K-2.