To make sure ALuv was ready to move on to a new short vowel pattern, I used this activity to assess his knowledge. I told him I could not help him, except to give him directions. He did tremendously well with it. No whining…I was completely SHOCKED!
He sorted the pictures as short a or short o in the pocket chart.
I noticed that he stretched out the sounds in each word, writing down the sounds he heard. I purposely chose 3 words with four phonemes (stop, frog, and flag) to see how he’d do. He picked stop to write down and got all 4 phonemes! As he was sounding it out, I don’t think it even occurred to him that he already knew how to spell the word…too cute.
So, on to short u we go! We’re skipping short e for now and I’ll explain why in another post.
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