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How to Teach CVC Words

At the end of this short article, you can download the FREE WORKSHEETS. As I explained earlier in my past articles, teaching beginners in reading is not so difficult if you follow a step-by-step guide to teaching reading. Mastery of the letter sounds is a must. Once the child has mastered each sound of the letters, it would lead to a smooth and hassle-free learning process. You already covered the syllables so the next step is to teach the CVC words.  CVC means consonant-vowel-consonant words. To make it easier for…

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How to Teach the Final Blends

Now it’s time to teach the children the final blends. This is the stage when the child is trained to blend the letters. If the child has already mastered the sound of each letter there is no more problem when it comes to blending letters. Here are the final blend words: bark      band      bask     bald      bend      belt     best     bent      camp     cask     cart      card dark      damp     dank     desk     dent       dink     dirt     dusk     curd       dunk      fast     fend rend     tent      sent      went       bend       bent       rent      pant      want      rant      part    wart dart     mart     mark    …

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How to Teach Syllables to Young Learners

Now that the child has mastered the sound of each vowel in the alphabet, it is time to teach the syllables. As soon as the child knows the sound of all the vowels (a, e, I, o, u); it is now easier for them to figure out how syllables work out by blending a consonant and a vowel. I always start with the letter Mm. Again, you have to emphasize the sound that says mmmm. I tell the kids that the sound of Mm is like the sound that one…

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How to Teach Uu to Early Learners

For the final vowel, I am going to discuss the letter Uu. Letter U is the last vowel of the alphabet. You can teach letter U by telling the kids that it resembles the shape of the tongue. You can teach the sound of letter U by showing an object that begins with letter U such as an umbrella and telling them umbrella begins with letter U. It is important that you explain and say the sound of A and U very well so as not to confuse them. The…

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