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Advanced Vowel Pairs (Other Vowel Sounds)

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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!

Advanced Vowel Pairs (Other Vowel Sounds) exercise

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  • Which words have the short 'ea' sound?

    Hints

    When you see ea in a word, try saying the short /eh/ sound.

    We can hear this sound and spelling pattern in words like bread, feather, and sweat.

    Listen to the words.

    Solution

    Words that have the short /eh/ sound are:

    • breath
    • measure
  • Which words have the short 'oi' sound?

    Hints

    We find oi for /oy/ in the beginning or middle of a syllable.

    When you see oi in a word, try saying the short /oi/ sound, like the "oi" in foil or spoil.

    Solution

    Point, voice, soil, boil and moist have the short /oi/ sound.

  • Do the words have the short 'ou' or 'oo' sound?

    Hints

    For the short ou sound, think of words like pounce or bound where the ou makes a short /ow/ sound.

    For the oo sound, think of words like book or hook where the oo makes the /oo/ sound.

    Solution

    Words have the short ou sound are:

    • spout
    • count
    • sound
    Words have the short oo sound are:

    • wood
    • hook
    • took
  • Do the words have the short 'au' or 'ou' sound?

    Hints

    Look for words where the vowel pair au makes the /aw/ sound.

    Like in August or pause.

    When you see the letters ou in a word, try saying the /ow/ sound, like in cloud or mouth.

    Solution

    Words have the short au sound are:

    • launch
    • haul
    • cause
    Words have the short ou sound are:

    • lounge
    • mound
    • house
  • Can you match the words with the vowel pairs?

    Hints

    Look for two vowels together in a word.

    Vowel pairs are typically two vowels that appear next to each other.

    Vowel pairs often appear in the middle or at the end of syllables, such as ou in ground.

    Solution

    The correct pairs are:

    • weather - ea
    • hoist - oi
    • scout - ou
    • fault - au
    • wood - oo
  • What vowel pair do you hear in the words?

    Hints

    Break down words into syllables and sound out vowel pairs separately.

    For example, in the word thread, you would say th then read.

    Pay attention to when two vowels appear together in a word.

    Vowel pairs like ea in bread or ou in cloud often make distinct sounds.

    Solution
    • I need thread for my needle.
    • My foot hurts.
    • They boil the eggs first.
    • It is not my fault.