"Flippy Dolphin" is a decoding strategy that can be taught to help students when they approach a word they don't know. Flippy Dolphin teaches them to try the long vowel sound if the short vowel sound doesn't make sense. (Flippy Dolphin is a part of the beanie baby reading animal strategies concept.)
This packet includes
-2 Flippy Dolphin strategy posters (BW and color)
- 4 Flippy Dolphin practice pages with detachable bookmarks
Students look at the picture and try to read the word by sounding it
out. If the short vowel sound doesn't make sense, they will try the
long vowel sound. They will circle yes or no if they flipped the
vowel or not. I use these practice pages both to model the strategy
and to assess their progress.
- 6 page emergent reader "What I like"
Students read the book and when they come to the underlined
words, they will flip the vowel to the long vowel sound.