Vowel Teams (eigh, igh)
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Join Dee and Kala as they learn about the vowel teams EIGH and IGH.
Transcript Vowel Teams (eigh, igh)
Oh my, oh my, what a day! Dee can’t get the lights to turn on, and Kala found the sleigh broken too! When they take a closer look, they realize that the vowels in these words are spelled all wrong! Dee and Kala will need to fix them by learning about "Vowel Teams EIGH and IGH". Syllables are words or word parts that have one vowel sound and take one puff of air to say. This type is called a vowel team, or sometimes a vowel pair. EIGH and IGH are special vowel teams that have more than two letters coming together to make a long vowel sound. First, we have the team: EIGH which has four letters that make one long A sound. The vowels E and I say A while the consonants G and G are silent! EIGH is usually found saying A at the end of a base word like in the words neigh, and weigh or before the letter T as in weight, or freight. Next, we have IGH which has THREE letters that make one long I sound. We only hear the vowel I say its name, the consonants G and H are silent again! IGH is usually found saying I in the middle of a word like in flight, night, and sight or at the end of a word as in high, or sigh. Now that we've learned about EIGH and IGH, let's help Dee and Kala fix the sleigh and lights! Dee needs to put the correct vowel team in the word sleigh. Which vowel team belongs here to make the long A sound EIGH or IGH? EIGH because we hear the A sound at the end of the word. Now Kala needs to put the correct vowel team in the word lights. Which vowel team belongs here to make the long I sound EIGH or IGH? IGH because we hear I in the middle of the word light. As Kala and Dee finish repairing the sleigh and lights, let's remember! Today we learned about the vowel teams EIGH and IGH They are special vowel teams that have more than two letters coming together to make a long vowel sound. EIGH is usually found saying A at the end of a base word or before the letter T. IGH is usually found saying I in the middle or end of a word. "Look! It worked!" "Well, I guess this explains why our flight was canceled." "Did someone say flight? I'm taking one later tonight!"