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Sounds good to me!

  1. 1. Sounds good to me! A review of letter sounds Rob VanderMay Thunderbolt Elementary
  2. 2. It is easiest to think of letter sounds in various categories <ul><li>Voiced and Unvoiced </li></ul><ul><li>Continuants </li></ul><ul><li>Vowel Sounds </li></ul>
  3. 3. Voiced and Unvoiced <ul><li>There are 7 (1/2) pairs of letters that are made with the same mouth movements. The only difference is that one is voiced and one is unvoiced </li></ul>
  4. 4. Voiced and Unvoiced b p d t g k j ch Voiced Unvoiced v f
  5. 5. Voiced and Unvoiced z s zh sh Voiced Unvoiced th th
  6. 6. Continuants <ul><li>Continuants are letter sounds that can be held indefinitely </li></ul>f v s z sh th m n r w h l
  7. 7. Vowel Sounds <ul><li>Confusing for Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Come in middle of word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambiguous placement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must look at whole word to determine the vowel sound </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. k i t e f i r e
  9. 9. Vowel Sounds <ul><li>These are the most confusing </li></ul><ul><li>Must look at whole word to determine the vowel sound </li></ul>Long vowels are easy – just the letter name First group is short vowels a, e, i, o, u
  10. 10. a – bacon a_e – rake ai – rain ay – ray eigh - sleigh
  11. 11. Vowel Sounds <ul><li>Then come the R-controlled vowels </li></ul>er/ir/ur ar or Finally, the diphthongs & digraphs au/aw ou/ow oi/oy oo/oo
  12. 12. Sounds good to me! A review of letter sounds Rob VanderMay Thunderbolt Elementary

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