Sunday, May 22, 2016

Yes, More Sneaky Letters!

Yes, More Sneaky Letters!
Igh is a team that makes the long i sound.

Ou is a vowel team that makes different sounds.  When the word is unknown the reader will need to use the context to help them determine the word. 
Ow is a vowel team that can makes either the ow sound as in cow or the long o sound as in snow when the team appears at the end of a root word or before a final l or n.  In reading an unknown word, the reader should try both sounds to determine what makes sense.
Y can be a vowel or a consonant.  Y sounds like long e when it is at the end of a word or is part of a suffix: funny, happily. Y sounds like long i when it is the only vowel in the root of the word, and is the very last letter of the word: cry, try.  Y sounds like short i when it is within a syllable: gym, symbol. Y becomes a consonant when it occurs at the beginning of a word or syllable.  It makes the y sound: yes, canyon.

Sorting Mat for ou

Word Cards for Sorting Activity ou
Sorting Mat for ow

Word Cards for Activity ow
Sorting Mat for y

Word Cards for Activity y

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