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Decoding Strategies for PARENTS & more!

I would add to the saying "when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking and USUALLY says its name." this will give the students the decoding strategy that if the vowel name doesn't work try the short vowel sound... one or the other should handle most words. Also I would put these up on the blackboard while using them but not on the wall.

Diphthongs are two vowels in which one sound glides toward the other, digraphs can be vowel pairs or consonant pairs that make one sound