My boys were lucky enough to have a few teachers who stepped out of the box and make sure they “got it”. We need more teachers like these. “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn
game to play for identifying the vowel in a CVC word. Each child has a laminated strip of vowels and a clothespin. I say a CVC word like "cat." The children listen and then put their clothespin on the vowel they hear in the CVC word.