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Short Vowel Clusters: Vowel Tutor Level 1

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1st - 2nd
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24 pages
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Simple, clear, short, and effective, this set provides great instruction or extra practice in short vowels for beginning or struggling readers.

It is perfect for group or individualized instruction in decoding and spelling,

and ideal for summer tutoring, too.

Emphasis is placed on automatic reading of words in order to improve word recognition, phrasing, and rate, rather than on the meaning of words.

The repeated format within each cluster lesson encourages natural remembering of short vowel sounds and letters.

The English language is 95% regular, but beginning or struggling readers do not often realize this.

Since the brain remembers in patterns, these pages aid in remembering and retrieving short vowel clusters in words.

Word recognition skills become much more automatic--without learning phonics rules.

That is the beauty of the VOWEL TUTOR worksheets.

This system is especially effective for students who don't hear some sounds or learn phonics easily.

Forty-one lessons on half sheets provide short, simple lessons that lessen content load for beginning or struggling readers.

Recommended for beginning readers in Grade 1, or struggling readers at this reading level.

Prerequisite skills are consonant letters/sounds. Some knowledge of consonant blends and consonant digraphs is helpful but not necessary.

When VOWEL TUTOR Part 1: Short Vowel Clusters is completed, be sure to check out

VOWEL TUTOR Part 2: Long Vowels + Difficult Consonants

VOWEL TUTOR Part 3: Irregular Vowels

This set is also part of a complete (no prep) level one decoding packet for tutors:

Reading Tutor Packet for Decoding Level One

Also, for extra supporting practice, there are many Short Vowel Word Searches in the

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Take it from a 30 year reading specialist, some kids just need extra practice.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.


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