Mastering the Vowel Teams Freebie

Posted by Erica Warren on

Would you teach your students a reading rule, if the rule only worked or was applicable less than 50% of the time?  The saying: When two vowels go a walkin', the first one does the talkin' is a rule that most learners know.  But if your students apply this to a comprehensive exam on vowel teams or vowel combinations, they would likely fail the test.  Clearly, this rule creates more confusion than good.

Happy kid reading and mastering his vowel teams

What are the Vowel Teams?

Vowel teams or vowel combinations are when two to four letters that include at least one vowel make a single sound.  They are a critical piece to any phonics or Orton Gillingham reading program, and the mastery of this skill can really assist with decoding skills.

How Can Students Successfully Master the Vowel Teams or Vowel Combinations?

I like to use visualization strategies, hidden pictures, mazes and games to help my students master the concept.  What used to be a boring and tedious task is now fun and memorable.  
Happy kids reading

How Can I Learn This Strategy?

I'm offering a free sampling of my publication: Vowel Combinations Made Easy. This will allow you to see some pictures as well as a maze that I use to entice my students.  The full publication also includes a number of engaging games.

I hope you enjoyed this blog.  If you have any questions or thoughts, please leave a comment.

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Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

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