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Lesson 10

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LEARNING WITH PHONICS - LESSON 10 VIDEO

MONA'S QUICK GUIDE

Vowel digraphs

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This is not a common pattern, but a single letter-group (digraph), where oa says o. (long vowel) 


Like all vowels and vowel digraphs, it is slightly different when placed before rOar    board    soar    hoar-frost.


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The most common sound for ea is the long e as in cream

Quite a few words have the short sound as in bread

In just three words the sound is the long a: break    steak    great

Ear has different sounds: bear (4 words)    earn (12+ words)    heart, hearth (2 words).


ADDITIONAL NOTES


In some of Mona's previous published books and the video lesson above, she says that when a vowel follows another vowel the first usually says its name, or: "When two vowels go walking, the first does the talking."
Because there are many exceptions to this rule, she now prefers not promote its use.

GAMES AND WORKSHEETS

Links will take you to a quickview page in Google Docs where you may download the PDF for local printing by clicking File then Download original. This guide contains download and print tips.

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