Vowel Villains and "Two Vowels Go Walking" Activities

Vowel Villains and "Two Vowels Go Walking" Activities
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UPDATED! 8/17 Now includes OE vowel pair activities.

Be sure and click the PREVIEW to see lots of samples of some of the goodies included in the packet.

As a special "I appreciate all that teachers do" treat, I'm pricing this packet at $5.95, instead of the usual $9.95 price for a packet of this size.

“When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking.” Is a simple & very popular rhyme that helps children read a variety of words with a vowel digraph.

However, so that children are not frustrated, it is extremely important to add “…sometimes but not always.” after they recite the rhyme, as there are lots of exceptions to the rule.

To build vocabulary, improve fluency, as well as spelling, I teach the “rule breakers” along with the words that follow the rule.

Hence the "Vowel Villains" portion of the title. How appropriate that the word villain is a rule breaker.

Instead of being frustrated when they are tripped up by a rule- breaking word, they get excited because they’ve found yet another “convict word” to “jail”.

Believe me, your students will LOVE this approach to word work.
My kiddos were constantly on the look out for CVVC words.
They enjoyed determining if a word followed the rule or not, and took delight in finding “culprits” that they could add to the jailhouse.

Another thing that I include in the packet is some Rhyme Time activities.
This is another quick, easy & fun way to build vocabulary and help students find more examples of words that fit the rule.

The packet includes:

* 4 large “When two vowels go walking…” anchor chart posters, with a smaller version showing all of the posters on one page, along with matching bookmarks.

* 8 large vowel digraph posters to use as headers for a word wall.

* “When 2 vowels go walking…” finger puppets. A set of boys, plus a set of girls in both black & white & color.
They provide a super-fun way to introduce the rhyme & help children remember it.

* A set of 8, Mix & Match, “build-a-bookmark” patterns (boys & girls, black line & full color).
I’ve included completed samples, so you can quickly & easily make examples to share with your students to help explain what you want them to do.

* 360 (10-on-a-page) word cards for ai, ea, oa, oe & ee; including a blank set of cards so you can program with more words, plus a tip list of what else you can do with the word cards, including the “Kaboom” game.

* A variety of “rule breaking activities” including a rule breaker song to the tune of London Bridge
* 11 “Lock them up” worksheets, with answer keys
A “Jail the rule breakers” poster, with matching worksheet & booklet.

* ai, ea, oe, ie “I broke the rule” posters
* A set of rule breaker, “build-a-bookmark” convicts, in color plus black & white.
* 84 rule-breaking word cards, with a blank set to program more

* Rhyme time activities, with worksheets & posters
* Directions, tips, samples, links & photographs

I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping that your students enjoy learning tricky vowel combinations with these interesting techniques, as much as my students have.

Click on the link to see the matching “Ys Guys & Spies” packet.

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