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JocelynsMama1
teaching vowels
May 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM

I asked this in the other homeschool group so sorry if some of you see it twice. How do you teach vowels and at what grade. I think knowing what vowels are would make reading for my 4 year old so much easier so i could teach her the rule of when two vowels ae beside each other and the rule about if theres an e at the end. When I was a kid we learned that the vowels were the girl letters. I'd like to teah her this way but i cant seem to find ANYTHING on it, no coloring sheets, books, games, nothing. Has anyone else seen these?

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  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    May 2, 2013 at 4:13 PM

    Here is a bump, I just cover it all together not breaking it down like that.

  • JocelynsMama1
    May 2, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    what do you mean not breaking it down like that? you dont teach what vowels are?


    Quoting usmom3:

    Here is a bump, I just cover it all together not breaking it down like that.



  • KrissyKC
    May 2, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    The first time through the alphabet, we teach short sounds.   The second time through (doing letter of the week) we discuss the long sounds.  If they struggle, I would go through the alphabet again...  If they have it down and are beginning reading easy words, I just move onto an actual phonics curriculum.  Sorry, if that doesn't help.


  • JocelynsMama1
    May 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    im not talking about how to teach phonics shes already reading (with help) im talking about teaching which letters are vowels


    Quoting KrissyKC:

    The first time through the alphabet, we teach short sounds.   The second time through (doing letter of the week) we discuss the long sounds.  If they struggle, I would go through the alphabet again...  If they have it down and are beginning reading easy words, I just move onto an actual phonics curriculum.  Sorry, if that doesn't help.




  • KrissyKC
    May 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    If you are talking about IDENTIFYING which letters are vowels and which are consonants, we kinda do that in combination with a good phonics and spelling program.   I introduce the concept of vowels and consonants as soon as they start putting simple words together and reading simple words.


  • KrissyKC
    May 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Do you remember the old "letter people" shows we used to watch?

  • usmom3
    by usmom3
    BJ
    May 2, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    No I mean that I don't call the vowels anything but vowels & cover them right along with the consonants. 

    Quoting JocelynsMama1:

    what do you mean not breaking it down like that? you dont teach what vowels are?


    Quoting usmom3:

    Here is a bump, I just cover it all together not breaking it down like that.




  • JocelynsMama1
    May 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    thats all i meant...i just want a fun way for her to memorize them


    Quoting KrissyKC:

    If you are talking about IDENTIFYING which letters are vowels and which are consonants, we kinda do that in combination with a good phonics and spelling program.   I introduce the concept of vowels and consonants as soon as they start putting simple words together and reading simple words.




  • JocelynsMama1
    May 2, 2013 at 10:58 PM


    is that where im getting thhe girls are vowels thing from? OMG i found it on youtube thats so where i got it from LOL

    Quoting KrissyKC:

    Do you remember the old "letter people" shows we used to watch?



  • JocelynsMama1
    May 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    i just taught her all her letter sounds at once


    Quoting usmom3:

    No I mean that I don't call the vowels anything but vowels & cover them right along with the consonants. 

    Quoting JocelynsMama1:

    what do you mean not breaking it down like that? you dont teach what vowels are?


    Quoting usmom3:

    Here is a bump, I just cover it all together not breaking it down like that.






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