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Vowel Teacher Resources
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Students explore the use of vowel digraphs. They discuss words that contain vowel digraphs and the patterns that are used. Students discuss single sound digraphs and review the single sound digraphs on a letter-sound correspondence chart. They discuss the spelling patterns used.
Youngsters participate in a phonetics game that helps them focus on blending, vowel sounds, and segmenting. They perform a word matching game as a group. Then they discover phonemic strategies to enhance their reading and speaking skills. Resources to support this activity are available for downloading.
Send home this worksheet to give your youngsters practice spelling words with ow and ew vowel patterns. They read through the list of 10 vocabulary words, spelling them on the lines to the right. There's even a fun game that encourages parents to create rhymes to help their kiddos learn the words!
Explore the long /a/ sound with Down by the Bay. Beginning readers will learn to recognize the long and short /a/ sound and its spellings (a_e, ay, ai, eigh, ea). The /a/ sound will be compared to other vowels sounds. Learners will locate the long /a/ in literature and use examples to learn spelling patterns.
Drill and practice phonemes, letter formations, written language, vowel correspondences, as well as consonant correspondences with youngsters. They will locate and identify the /b/ in written and spoken words from flash cards containing a buzzing bee and a bathing bear. Then they will relate the sound to a drummer and determine how letters make the same sound. A picture assessment is included.
Young literary analysts compare two poems by the same author. Readers look for slant rhyme, observe the beat and rhythm of each, and search for repeated vowel sounds. After re-reading, they observe the lack of punctuation and the stanza organization. Scholars record the speaker in each and complete a short writing prompt describing evidence that both were written by the same author.
Which of these have /u/ as a middle sound? There are images of seven CVC words surrounding the letter u here, and scholars draw lines from the letter to words with the same middle phoneme. Be sure they know what these images are depicting before letting them try this. Next, learners get even more practice with this sound as they fill in the middle letter in six words, each accompanied by an image. Extend this by asking them to think of words with this initial sound and create their own parallel worksheet.