Spelling Scope and Sequence, Beginning Vowel Sounds

Spelling Standard I, Basic Spelling

Lesson 100, Beginning Vowel Sounds

Understanding spelling rules concerning vowels

Understanding long vowels sound the same as the name of the letter (a, mate)

Understanding a vowel sound is long if it is followed by a consonant plus a silent e (robe, mane, kite)

Understanding two vowels together can also make a long vowel sound: long a sounds nail, main, fail, pail; long e sounds wheat, eagle, dream, tea; long o sounds soap, road

Understanding two vowels together do not have to be long (count, surround, avoid)

Understanding that the consonant r controls the sound of a vowel that comes before it (nurse)

Understanding that the letter y can sound like a consonant or a vowel

Knowing when an a, e, i, o, or u is not present, the y sounds like i (my, spy)

Knowing the y sounds like e when a vowel is present (duty, empty)

Knowing the letters oy together sound like oi (loyal, oil)


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