Time to Teach Vowel Teams
Now that March is here, it is time to teach Vowel Teams, and I usually teach these syllable types through mid-April. By this time students have worked on Vowel Teams for 6 weeks. At that point, spring break is here, and it is the perfect time to end teaching the Vowel Teams. So during this time and through spring break try this play BINGO game teaching Vowel Teams. It will help your students master the skill of learning vowel teams.
Vowel Teams are the fourth syllable type taught during the school year. However, for a more detailed Reading & Spelling Scope and Sequence please click the link below. This product outlines exactly the order reading and spelling should be taught in an easy-to-understand way.
Definition of a Vowel Digraph or Diphthong
A vowel digraph is a syllable that has two vowels glued together whose sound will say one of the vowel sounds. A vowel diphthong is two vowels glued together or one vowel glued to the left of the letter -w.
Here is a fun game to play BINGO with Vowel Teams giving students practice differentiating between vowel digraphs and vowel diphthong syllables. Students will catch on to these two different vowel teams and will begin to quickly identify them and their sounds once they play a few times. There are two different bingo cards for the students, and there are 96 word cards–48 vowel digraph words and 48 vowel diphthong words.