Long and Short Vowel Sounds Poster. This is the best, most simple visual to convey the idea that every vowel has two common sounds. When reading, try the short sound first, but maybe it's the long. Having a picture in mind will really help the struggling reader come up with the right sound.
This game is played similar to Sorry. There can be 4 players. Each student must move both their markers around the board and into their teepee to win. However, when they land on a space they must be able to read the word to stay. Kids love this game!!
Here is a simple guide to almost every sound your child will encounter. Put it on the refrigerator to remind you what to talk about. http://simplehomeschool.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Letters-and-Sounds-575.jpg