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Cute Spelling Reminders
Old 07-26-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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What are the cute decoding/spelling reminders you use in your classroom? (i.e. Bossy R)


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Decoding reminders
Old 07-26-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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When there are two vowels together in the middle of a word (coat, bead, etc.) I tell the children that the second vowel is pinching the first making it shout it's name. For example, in coat, the a is pinching the o making it shout OOOOOOOO! I tell the children the same thing about silent e. In cake, the silent e is pinching the letter a making it shout AAAAAAA! Silly, but the children think it's funny and they remember it.
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Thanks these are great. Do you know of any for words that end with "y"?
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I do the same thing with bossy e, except I tell the kids the e taps the vowel on the shoulder and tells it to say its name. Then I call up kids to make words- I give them each a letter and I stand at the end holding the silent e. I reach around the kid next to me and tap the vowel kid and say "SAY YOUR NAME!" in my best bossy voice. Then each kid says their sound and the class blends it to make the word. Then I let some kids have a shot to be the silent e. They get a kick out of it.

We sing this song and watch the video for two vowels go walking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fb3Pdt8kxg

My intro for digraphs is based on the story in this video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fc_pnz1sh0 I used clipart to make a book about Mr. H and I read it with the kids. Then I made posters based on it and hung them as anchors.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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In the past I have told my children that the letter y is a letter that likes to disguise himself and pretend to be other letters so he can trick us.


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Mr. Y
Old 07-26-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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Mr. Y
the robber guy
steals the sounds
of 'e' and 'i'
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Vowel Sounds
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Very cute poem Daffodil! I'll have to remember that this year.

My kids remember the starfall.com song "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking". For -ar we do a pirate hook.
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I am not trying to start something, but I thought that most people didn't really teach most of these rules any more. For example, the two vowels go walking rule is accurate less than 50 percent of the time. I have read to only teach rules that occur over 50 percent of the time (silent e, bossy r, etc.)

I think some of these rules are so confusing to kids when they work less than half the time.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:32 PM
 
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There's no "A" in "they."
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I tell my students that the rules dont work all the time. But it really helps them decode unknown words and see patterns. Plus they like the idea of the letters having names. A lot of my students would excitedly show me words with queen e (silent e) or bossy r. I think as long as my students are using the tool, hey why not? It's not useless information if the students like it they use it if not no sweat off my back. Whatever reaches my students, I'm down for.
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Old 07-26-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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I think in first grade, it is actually harmful to the struggling readers. (probably in higher grades also) The"good readers" have no problems with the rules they try them or not and can usually figure the word out using multiple strategies. The strugglers are just confused more. They may actually remember the rule but then try it and the odds are it won't work (remember they work less than half the time) then they question their own memory or they are stuck on the word because they used the rule and it didn't work. It also causes the child to only attend to visual cues.

I guess, having worked in reading recovery these methods that confuse our most struggling readers concern me.
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Love your poem!
Old 07-26-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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Daffodil09,
This is a great poem! I'll be writing that one down to share this year! Thank you for posting it!
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for some reason
Old 07-27-2010, 02:57 AM
 
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the bossy "e" trick has not worked well for me.
Someone suggested friendly "e". The friendly "e" asks, " What is your name?" This trick clicked with last year's class.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:18 AM
 
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When a word has twol vowels (ex. tape, feet, boat). The first vowel likes to be the boss. The first vowel does not let the other vowel make sound. It speaks for both letters and makes a long sound.
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Here is a pretty good link
Old 07-27-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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http://pbskids.org/lions/videos/?pid...TWKVk8JDLVo7zh

Between the Lions has lots of short video clips of different tips and tricks!

Enjoy!
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:09 AM
 
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Nellie E's video for words that end in e really helped my students. I think her name is Nellie Edge.
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silent e and more
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Silent e is by far my favorite "rule" to teach. I think it helps most kids. I usually make a card with a word such as mat and then have the e flip beside mat to make mate and show how it changes the word. This book is great: http://www.amazon.com/Here-Comes-Sil.../dp/0375812334

Here's a list of rules someone sent me.
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Thanks vateach10
Old 07-27-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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I just printed the rules!
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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Vateach - Thank you so much for sharing your list of phonics rules. These will be very helpful!
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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Thank you Vateach...awesome!!!
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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Love the phonics rules.
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can u guys give me some other helpful tips 4 my assignment? we have to make a kid friendly
notebook that have tips on spelling. ( i before e, stuff like that)
thanks, cheerios
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