Many students learn the saying, “when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.” While this is a catchy strategy, sadly it is not a good tool, as it only works for less than half of the vowel combinations or vowel teams.
A Better Way:
I much prefer:
- using a variety of strategies that not only make the process fun and memorable, but it teaches all of the rules.
- embedding memory strategies into images.
- presenting game-like activities to make the concepts stick over time.
- using Orton-Gillingham based tools.
Vowel combinations are some of the most difficult and tricky reading concepts for young readers to master, therefore it is important to use a structured, organized, and engaging method to supplement your teaching lessons. Would you like to download a free sampling of fun and memorable activities? Come to my blog where you can access this freebie sampling.
Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren