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Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Multi-Sensory Approach to Teaching Word Patterns

Letter Trays and Letters - blue represents consonants, yellow represents vowels and green represents the letter y that can be either a consonant or a vowel. Implement today with word cards and short and long word printables! Extend activity to include other word patterns.
Add a silent e and change the sound of the first verb from short to long.  Now the verb says its name! This is a multi-sensory approach to teach phonics: picture word support (visual), placing the beads on the letters and moving the letter cards to make the correct words - kinesthetic (movement/touch), and reading the words aloud (auditory). 
Short and long vowel a words
Printable short and long vowel a words
Printable short and long vowel i words
Printable letter cards

Video - Sorting short and long vowel words


  1. I like using the different colors to represent vowels and consonants. Thank you for the ideas.

    1. Thank you - Please share with others who can use this strategy with their students.

  2. Where did you find the letter card trays?