Would you teach your students a reading rule, if the rule only worked or was applicable less than 50% of the time? The saying: When two vowels go a walkin', the first one does the talkin' is a rule that most learners know. But if your students applied this to a comprehensive exam on vowel teams or vowel combinations, they would likely fail the test. Clearly, this rule creates more confusion than good.
How Can Students Successfully Master the Vowel Teams or Vowel Combinations?
I like to use visualization strategies, hidden pictures, mazes and games to help my students master the concept. What used to be a boring and tedious task is now fun and memorable.
How Can I Learn This Strategy?
I'm offering a free sampling of my publication: Vowel Combinations Made Easy. This will allow you to see some pictures as well as a maze that I use to entice my students. The full publication also includes a number of engaging games.
Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn, in Ossining, NY. To learn more about her products and services, you can go to: www.goodsensorylearning.com, www.dyslexiamaterials.com & www.learningtolearn.biz