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Teaching vowel team


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Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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Posted Feb 07, 2011 at 7:34:22 PM
Subject: Teaching vowel team

What is the best way to teach the vowel team , when 2 vowels go together not always work, and how to teach that sometimes 2 vowels say on sound and them 2 different voewls say the same sound.?
Thanks so much

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dhfl143
Joined Jan 25, 2008
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Posted:Feb 10, 2011 7:55:30 AM

This article might help give you some suggestions (look under heading vowel teams):

http://www.ldonline.org/article/Six_Syllable_Types?theme=print
[Modified by: dhfl143 on February 10, 2011 07:56 AM]

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LStarr
Joined Mar 13, 2006
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Posted:May 21, 2011 12:59:14 AM

This is extremely late, so you may not see it; but here goes.

You are right not to teach "2 vowels go walking and the first one does the talking because when students forget the sound of a diphthong, like /oi/, they will want to pronounce it as a long /o/ sound. In addition, there are v/v words like neon, and radio in which both vowels "talk"

The sequence that I use (which comes from Project Read/Language Circle) is:

Long vowel teams: ai, ay; ee, ea; ie, ey; oa, ow, oe; igh, ie; ue (cue, continue)

Then diphthongs: oo/oo (zoo, good); oi, oy; ou, ow; au, aw; augh; ew, ue, ui.

These are the common, most frequently used sound/letter representations used. And they are taught just 2 or 3 at a time. Much later, after these have been mastered and are solid, then you can teach the least frequently used teams such as /ou/ in youth, group, and soup.

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