“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” –Jim Rohn
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” –Abraham Lincoln
Vowel Teams are the sixth syllable type we will discuss.
Vowel Teams are letter combinations that include at least one vowel. For example, the /ay/ in the first syllable, and the /ea/ in the second syllable of the word “daydream” each make a vowel team.
There are some distinctions among vowel teams. They are:
- Vowel Digraphs are two vowels together that make one sound, such as ee in beet.
- Vowel Diphthongs occur when one vowel sound glides into another, such as oi in toil.
- Vowel Teams can consist of different letter combinations/not all vowels, such as igh in light or ow in cow.
For simplicity, I teach two vowels side by side using the phrase, “Vowel Teams,” rather than the more technical terms above. Teaching vowel teams is fundamental in teaching reading. I will discuss more in next post.
“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.” –Meister Eckhart
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” –Aristotle