Teach the short vowels to a cute song to a familiar tune: When the Saints Go Marching In.
These books go along with the multimedia file I Know My Vowels by Kathy Griffin sold on TPT. There are 3 kinds of books/song sheet to use for guided reading, the listening center, or as homework for students. Each book ends with the same teaching point as the multimedia file for a review with the students and their families. The focus of instruction is learning the vowel sounds and blending CVC words using the short vowel sounds.
"IF THEY CAN SING IT, THEY CAN BE SUPPORTED IN READING IT." Kathy Griffin
Kathy has also created a multimedia file and song to complement these books. Look for them on Kathy Griffin's TPT store. Use the multimedia file on your digital projector, Smart Board, interactive whiteboard, or student computers. Use the song and books in the listening center. Differentiate to meet the needs of your students on grade level, struggling readers, or those who are ready for the next challenge.
Song "I Know My Vowels" from "Growing Dendrites with Kathy Griffin" (c) Copyright 2011. Music performed, recorded, and produced by Lane A. Lollar and Maury Tindle at Studio Two Recording, Tulsa, OK. studiotworecording.com
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