Spelling Scope and Sequence, Intermediate Vowel Sounds, Part 2

Spelling Standard I, Basic Spelling

Lesson 140, Intermediate Vowel Sounds, Part 2

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

Understanding that a vowel sound is almost always long if it is followed by a consonant plus a silent e (pale, pile, pole)

Understanding that two vowels together can also make a long sound (feed, treat, boat, pail)

Understanding that some long i and long e sounds are spelled with a y (cycle, busy)

Understanding that short vowels are vowels which do not sound the same as the name of the letter

Knowing that the consonant r often controls the sound of a vowel, softening what would otherwise be a long vowel (Compare the sounds of the a in state and stare.)

Knowing that two vowels together can form a single sound (shout, discount, join, broil)

Knowing that the schwa sound can be spelled with an a, e, i, or o

Knowing that the long e sound requires i before e except after c (field, receive)

Knowing that the long e sound requires these exceptions: leisure and seize

Knowing the long a sound requires that some ei words are not long e sounds (neighbor, sleigh)

 

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