Category Archives: vowel sounds

Blended Sounds & Multi-Syllabic Words

This post combines two topics: blended sounds and multi-syllabic words. How are they related? Well, in the case of blended sounds, children sometimes try to sound out the blended letters separately–and end up saying a single-syllable word as a multi-syllable … Continue reading

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Teaching sounds spelled in a variety of ways

Grrrr! One of the frustrating aspects of English spelling is that similar or same sounds can be spelled in a variety of ways. On the other hand, the same spelling combination can make different sounds! This post will provide some … Continue reading

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Short Vowel Sound Tips

Teach letter¬†“sounds” before their “names”: If you haven’t started teaching your child the alphabet, start with the letter “sounds” before you teach the letter “names.” After all, when we “sound out” words in reading, it is the “letter sounds” we … Continue reading

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Spelling tips

Today’s tips have to do with spelling. I’m in the midst of putting together a comprehensive spelling guide, especially useful for home spelling study, but here are some tips to get you started. And if you would like to print … Continue reading

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Freebie Fridays: Short Vowel Word Charts

Did it again! Missed posting the Friday Freebie on Friday. ¬†Well, I had a good excuse – grandchildren from Alberta were visiting us, and that’s more important, right? Anyway, better late than never … This Friday Freebie is a collection … Continue reading

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