Vowel Letter Patterns
Consonant letter patterns
There are many different consonant letter patterns in English, This resource is designed to help students uncover the patterns and rules connected to consonants when spelling words. Traditional resources gave students the rules to learn, using this process students become active in the creation of spelling rules.
Using this resource students can uncover common consonant – vowel – consonant (CVC) patterns, consonant blends and rimes and the effect that the consonant R can have on vowels.
‘Investigating Consonants’ can be used in conjunction with Words Their Way.
Vowel Letter Patterns
There are many different vowel letter patterns in English and the pattern gives a significant clue to the sounds words make when read aloud or spoken. This resource is designed to help students uncover the patterns and rules connected to vowels when spelling words. Traditional resources gave students the rules to learn, using this process students become active in the creation of spelling rules and understanding how vowels work..
Using this resource students can uncover common vowel patterns and their connected sounds.
- Short Vowel sounds
- Long Vowel Sounds
- Short and Long A sounds
- Short and Long E sounds
- Short and Long I sounds
- Short and Long O sounds
- Short and Long U sounds
- Double vowels patterns and sounds
- Silent E
- Tricky end sounds
- Bossy R
- ar/are spelling patterns
- ear/ air spelling patterns
- eer/ear spelling patterns
- ir/er/ur spelling patterns
- or spelling patterns
- oi/oy spelling patterns
‘Investigating Vowels Letter Patterns’ can be used in conjunction with Words Their Way.
When students had etc chance to investigate vowel letter patterns then they can begin understanding that the knowing these same patterns can help them become spellers who make informed decisions and problem solve when reading and writing. This resource is designed to
- Support inquiries into vowels letter patterns in words
- Support learners’ understanding of how words are constructed
- Develop an awareness of the key features and attributes when spelling words
- Become a word solver
- Support a developing understanding that spelling is more than decoding, it plays a part in the communication process
One of the skills of using written communication is spelling. Being able to spell ensures that there is a common way for written ideas to be shared and received. But do our learners appreciate this is why they ‘learn to spell’? Without an appreciation or understanding of how spelling supports communication lessons and inquiries focusing on spelling are meaningless or irrelevant.
Exploring spelling can be more than just memorising words; it can be an exciting inquiry into patterns, history, connections and code breaking within a transdisciplinary context. Every subject has a coded language that describes its ideas, context, function and history. Language inquiries can become rich links across subjects and can also support transdisciplinary connections. Using this transdisciplinary language can open up word and spelling inquiries and move away from irrelevant memory lists and fragmented learning.