Those vowel sounds can be so tricky for our young readers. Students need to learn that vowels can make two sounds- a short vowel sound and a long vowel sound. Discrimination activities where students sort words with the two sounds is a great way to introduce this concept. When you download the long and short vowel sound sorting activity for the vowel “i” you will receive the templates for creating the word sort and 51 colorful sorting pictures. Simply glue the templates on a file folder and laminate. You’ll have a sorting activity that will last for years!