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When 2 Vowels Go Walking the 1st One Does the Talking

1-2-3 Come Do Some Vowel Activities With Me “When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking.” Is a simple & very popular rhyme that helps children read a variety of words with a vowel digraph. (Such as CVVC) However, so that children are not frustrated, it is extremely important to add “…sometimes but not always.” after they recite the rhyme, as there are lots of exceptions to the rule. I've included this sentence in my poster set. To build vocabulary, improve fluency, as well as spelling, I teach the “rule breakers” along with the words that follow the rule. This has been so successful with my own students, that I decided to design the "Vowel Villains" & When To Vowels Go Walking" packet. I found it an especially appropriate title, as the word villain is a rule breaker! Instead of being frustrated when they are tripped up by a rule-breaking word, my students get very excited because they’ve found yet another “convict word” to “jail”! Believe me, your students will LOVE this approach to word work. Choose from a large variety of super-fun "rule-breaking" options. My kiddos were constantly on the look out for CVVC words. They enjoyed determining if a word followed the rule or not, and took delight in finding “culprits” that they could add to the jailhouse. Another thing that I include in the packet is some Rhyme Time activities. There are posters with matching 2-on-a-page worksheets for time-saving printing. Rhyme time, is another quick, easy & fun way to build vocabulary and help students find more examples of words that fit the rule. Here are some of the things that the packet includes:* 3 large “When two vowels go walking…” anchor chart posters, with a smaller version showing all of the posters on one page, along with matching bookmarks. * 7 large vowel digraph posters to use as headers for a word wall. * “When 2 vowels go walking…” finger puppets. A set of boys, plus a set of girls in both black & white, as well as color. They provide a super-fun way to introduce the rhyme & help children remember it. * A set of 8, Mix & Match, “build-a-bookmark” patterns (boys & girls, black line & full color). I’ve included completed samples, so you can quickly & easily make examples to share with your students to help explain what you want them to do. As you can see by the photograph there are lots of ways to mix & match the heads, feet & bodies to come up with a cute "Walking Vowel Bookmark". * 338 (10-on-a-page) word cards for ai, ea, oa, & ee; including a blank set of cards so you can program with more words, plus a tip list of what else you can do with the word cards, including the“Kaboom” game. These words are also listed on anchor chart posters. * A variety of “rule breaking activities” including a rule breaker song to the tune of London Bridge * 74 rule-breaking word cards, with a blank set to program more. * An assortment of “Lock them up” worksheets, with answer keys; ai, ea, ie “I broke the rule” posters, along with a set of rule breaker,“build-a-bookmark” convicts, in color plus black & white. * And as always, directions, tips, samples, links & photographs I sincerely hope that your students enjoy learning tricky vowel combinations with these interesting techniques, as much as my students have. Click on the link to pop on over to my TpT shop to check it out: "Vowel Villains & When 2 Vowels Go Walking...Packet". It's a whopping 135-pages, and just $4.95. Today's featured FREEBIE comes from the packet. It's the 3 "When 2 Vowels Go Walking..." poster set." I really enjoyed creating the graphics, & hope you like them too. Click on the link to get your copy. Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by. My bones are achy, so I'm hobbling around with my cane that I haven't used in months, reflecting on how much we take for granted when we are healthy & buzzing around. Wishing you an energizing day, filled with lots of memorable moments. "You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae." -Paul Walker

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Vowel Team Printables

Vowel teams are two vowels that are found next to eachother in a word. Generally, the rule is that the first vowel gets to say it's name. Or, when two vowels go a walking, the

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Illustration about Vowel Digraphs Worksheet for kids. Illustration of blend, peruse, kindergarten - 45519472

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All About The Vowel Team Syllable (Vowel Digraphs & Vowel Diphthongs) - Thrive Literacy Corner

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Teaching Vowel Teams and Diphthongs

Today I wanted to stop by and share some strategies for teaching vowel teams and diphthongs in our classroom! It's always challenging to teach spelling patterns that aren't easily decodable! Growing up, I remember the rhymes "when 2 vowels go walking, the 1st one does the talking" and "I before E except after C and sounding as A in neighbor and weigh." Who else remembers those??? Here's the thing...those still hold true...and they are a good tool for the most part. But our students need PRACTICE with these words in authentic and engaging ways. When our little ones are reading a challenging text and they get to a new word they MIGHT remember to say the rhyme...but they probably won't! And some words don't follow that pattern. We have to offer MANY engaging experiences to work with words so that they have lots of tools to use during reading. :) We want them to be so familiar and COMFORTABLE with challenging spelling patterns that they feel confident in word solving. Make sure you read the entire post. Down at the bottom, you'll find a free download of words list you can use your vowel teams unit! I recently spent some time working with some students who were reading on a level H. Their teacher told me they were struggling to read words with vowel teams so I brought in these activities. These words were challenging but NOT impossible. I 100% believe in the Words Their Way philosophy...students should practice words that they "use but confuse" in their writing. This means that the words aren't completely new to them but they haven't mastered them yet. For reading, I think this means words that they can tackle with support...just like an instructional reading level. We don't want to give students too easy in word work...then they're not growing. But if the words are TOO challenging, it won't be effective. Here are some of the activities we worked on together. :) To introduce the lesson, we added sticky notes to our anchor chart. As we added them, students shouted out words that had that sound. They came up with some great ones! If the word didn't have the same spelling I just let it go. We were focusing on the sounds each pattern makes for this part. :) After the chart, we did a fun matching game. They worked together to match up words and pictures. The pictures provided a ton of scaffolding for them so they were super successful and felt confident as we went through the rest of the activities. I included words with lots of different vowel teams but you could also just give them the ones they are working on. Giving them 5-6 matches would be a perfect guided reading warm up. Vowel Team Picture Matching Since we were in a small group setting we did these activities on the floor...but they would also be perfect for pocket chart or in a literacy center tub! After matching, we put together some silly sentences. In a literacy center situation, I would have them record their sentences on a sheet of paper or dry erase board. We played Spin and Read next...I didn't get a ton of good pictures because I was helping them hold the pencil up. After the game, they did a little independent practice sorting and reading some words. I called them over individually and had them read the words to me. We also got some quick vocabulary work in with words like due and foe. I'm planning on going back to work with these little nuggets over the next few weeks...here are some of the other activities we will work on. I think that sorts are SO important for word study. They allow students to see words they might not normally encounter, and build their phonemic and phonological awareness. My Vowel Team pack has 4 sorts included for you to use with your class. Anytime you can add dice to an activity, it automatically makes it more engaging! Roll and Read is a super fun way to practice fluency. After some practice, students will be ready for more challenging activities...like filling in the missing vowel team. You could use letter tiles, a dry erase marker, or magnetic letters for this activity! :) I also found a few fun Youtube videos that you could play to build in more practice. I also included these word lists so that you don't have to spend hours brainstorming and searching! I can tell you that it took a LONG time to come up with these word lists, so hopefully it saves you some time! They're perfect to use as spelling lists, for anchor charts, or any other way you can think of! I would NOT recommend giving them to students if they can't read them. If they can't read them, they're definitely not ready to write them. :) Finally, my Vowel Teams and Diphthongs Packet is full of other resources and activities to use in your classroom. :) It's full of things you can use to keep your little readers engaged and challenged without having to spend hours prepping and planning! :) I created a Pinterest board with lots of my favorite pins from all across the internet! Thank you so much for reading this post! I hope it's super helpful to you! What other fun ideas do you have for teaching vowel teams? Let me know! :)

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5 Fun Ways to Teach the Vowel Combinations or Vowel Teams

Bring the Fun Factor into Reading Lessons Making lessons fun and associating difficult lessons with pleasantries and turn a discouraged student into an eager participant. I love to integrate games into my lessons and here is a favorite. Vowel Combination Balloon Toss and Other Games 1) Place the vowel combinations on a balloon with a permanent marker, or have the students do it themselves. Pass the balloon from student to student. They will then say the first vowel combination they see and then they share the sound that it makes. In a more advanced version, they can share a word that uses that vowel combination. 2) If you are looking for something more durable than a balloon, you can purchase playground balls and write the vowel combinations on them. 3) Use old scrabble tiles. Place two tiles together to make a vowel combination and then let the students come up with as many words as they can by adding additional tiles. Write all the words down that are created into a list for all the students to see. For added fun, they can add up all the numbers on the tiles to gain points. 4) If you don’t have scrabble tiles, you can purchase small kitchen or bathroom tiles and write the letters on them with permanent markers. If you get the small, rectangular tiles, they can fit both vowel team letters on one tile. 5) Give the students a newspaper or magazine article and a highlighter. Have them highlight all the vowel combinations they can find. Then have them write all the words and as a group read the words aloud and discuss what sound the vowel combination makes in each word. If you are looking for more fun ways to teach the vowel combinations. Come check out my downloadable workbook, Vowel Combinations Made Easy. You can even get a free sampling of the publication! Click Here. Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses. · Blog: https://learningspecialistmaterials.blogspot.com/ · YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/warrenerica1 · Podcast: https://godyslexia.com/ · Store: http://www.Goodsensorylearning.com/ & www.dyslexiamaterials.com · Courses: http://www.learningspecialistcourses.com/ · Newsletter Sign-up: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/69400

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