February 24, 2021 | Kate Streelman
First grade is an exciting time of learning and growth, especially in reading! Students participate in small reading groups several times a week. These groups focus on word solving strategies, particularly using phonics rules. One group in the Moon class began focusing on vowel digraphs today.
Words like this have come up before and the students have been remembering that when you see 2 vowels together, you sometimes only hear the first one say its name.
Students were presented with a set of words to solve using this rule. Eagerly jumping from the chairs, they called out the words, using the rule they had just learned, as well as consonant clusters they have practiced in the past, like -ch!