The posters include the very important sentence, "This is true sometimes but not always." As there will be exceptions to the rule.
I find that if you give students a "heads up" to be aware, you've turned frustration into fun.
Instead of getting upset when they find a word that's an exception to the rule, they are excited to look for them, as they get to put the "rule breaking vowel villains" in their "jail journals".
My students absolutely LOVE this word-work technique.
It's interesting to note that even the word "villain" is a "rule breaker!"
Because they are black & white you can also use them as a worksheet. Students add some color, then write a list of example words on the back.
To conserve paper & ink, I've included 2-on-a-page patterns for your student "worksheet posters".
I'm Diane from Teach With Me. I hope you find the posters helpful.
I really enjoyed designing them and used mine to create a bulletin board.
The reason there are only 4 posters to this set for the "vowel teams" ai, ea, oa & oe is because those are the vowel pairs that will often fit the rule.
ui, eu, ou, & oo don't. They would all be exceptions, so I teach U and O vowel pairs separately.
The vowel digraph ie & ei are also best taught separately not using this rule, as the one: "i before e, except after c or in cases like neighbor & weigh." is a better fit.
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