Whether you call them word families or word lines, the groups of words containing the short vowel sounds are crucial for students to master in learning to read. Beginning readers learn to decode words by sounding them out (blending the sound-spelling patterns). Phonics instruction will find these PowerPoint lessons for the short vowel sounds to be extremely beneficial in teaching reading. Each sound in a word will appear for 2 seconds and then be followed by the subsequent sound. These lessons are ideal for those teachers who have projectors connected to their classroom computer. They are designed for whole group instruction, but would also work well with small groups with access to a computer. (This version works on both (Mac and PC.)
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