Vs and C's
1. We use <v> to mark vowel letters, and we use <c> to mark consonant letters — like this:
2. Mark the vowel and consonant letters in these words:
3. Mark the vowel and consonant letters in these words:
4. What do we mark with <v>, vowel letters or consonant letters? Vowel letters
5. What do we mark with <c>, vowel letters or consonant letters? Consonant letters
6. What four letters are always vowels? <a,e,i,o>−−−−−−−−−−
7. What three letters are sometimes vowels, sometimes consonants? <u,w,y>−−−−−−−−−
8. Write a word in which <y> is a consonant: ANSWERS WILL VARY.
9. Write a word in which <u> is a consonant: ANSWERS WILL VARY.
10. Write a word in which <w> is a consonant: ANSWERS WILL VARY.
11. Write a word in which <y> is a vowel: ANSWERS WILL VARY.
12. Write a word in which <u> is a vowel: ANSWERS WILL VARY.
13. Write a word in which <w> is a vowel: ANSWERS WILL VARY.
Word Scrambles. Unscramble the letters and you will spell some of the words in recent lessons:
∗ Or pots, post, opts, tops, spot
∗∗ Or quiet
- Word Scrambles again get students looking carefully for and at words from the current lessons. They can also help students develop a better sense of the normal patterns of consonants and vowels in English words. For instance, in this Scrambles they could recognize that <lk>, <kw>, <wk> and the like are not likely opening strings in the word they are trying to unscramble. In enough they can begin to see that <gh> is a common combination. In time working Scrambles can help them see such things as the fact that many words end in silent final <e> and that <y> tends to be either at the beginning or the end. All such things are part of the wide realm of tactical information that good spellers should have.