Advanced Vowel Pairs (Other Vowel Sounds)
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Basics on the topic Advanced Vowel Pairs (Other Vowel Sounds)
Join Dee and Kala as they get creative and learn all about advanced vowel pairs that make short vowel sounds.
Transcript Advanced Vowel Pairs (Other Vowel Sounds)
"Dee, I just can't wait!" "Agreed, Kala, this new vowel pair making kit will be so much fun!" Look at all the interesting pieces! But before they can start, they have to read the instructions to learn more about "Advanced Vowel Pairs, Short Vowel Sounds." Remember, there are many different types of syllables, one of which is called a vowel pair. Sometimes they are also called vowel teams or vowel diphthongs. This is a special type of syllable where the vowel sound comes from two vowels working together as one! You may already have learned about some vowel pairs that join together to make long vowel sounds. But in this video, we are going to look at vowel pairs that make short vowel sounds. Here are some new ones! The first sound in Dee and Kala's kit is the short /eh/. The instructions say to use the vowels E and A to make the short /eh/ sound. We can hear this sound and spelling pattern in words like bread, head, or breakfast. There is no special spelling rule for when to use EA to spell /eh/, you just have to try it out. Next, the instructions explain the short /oo/ sound. Even though the sound is short, it can be made with two O's to spell words like book, hoof, or cook! After that, there are directions for making the short /oi/ sound. It says, "Use OI for /oy/ in the beginning or middle of a syllable." Can you think of any words that have the short /oi/ sound in the beginning or middle of the syllable? What about the words oink, point, or coin! Dee and Kala are almost done, but first they want to add on the short /ou/ sound. The directions say they need to use the letters O and U in the beginning or middle of a syllable but never in the end! Can you think of any words with OU /ow/? How about the words cloud, sprout, or ground? Finally, the instructions end with the short sound: /aw/. "Use AU for /aw/", it explains, "in the beginning or middle of a syllable or word." You can make words like August, sauce, or faucet! As Dee and Kala finish up their creations, let's remember! Today we learned about new vowel pairs that make short sounds. Remember, in a vowel pair, the vowel sound comes from vowels working together as one! Even though they have two vowels, these pairs join together to make words and syllables with short sounds. Let's see what Dee and Kala have made so far! Is that an AU sauce necklace and an EA bread crown?! How De-vine!