Category: Reading

Long Vowel Sounds

Activities and Ideas for Teaching Long Vowel Sounds

Long vowel sounds can be a point of struggle for many young readers. While short vowel sounds are relatively straightforward and spelled the same each time, long vowel sounds are more complex. There are several ways to make each of the long vowel sounds. For example, a long a can be spelled with: a_e, ai,...

Sort a Scene – Long Vowels and Dipthongs Practice

Mastering long vowel sounds is an important part of learning to read. There are so many vowel teams and phonics words for emerging readers to memorize and understand, that it can be daunting. Today, I’m sharing an activity an activity that I like to use with the first grader – Sort-a-Scene: Long Vowel Sounds. Related...

How to Encourage Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

Five More Ways to Motivate Your Reluctant Homeschool Student

In a previous post, I shared five easy ways you could help encourage and your reluctant homeschool student and make learning fun. Today, I’m going to share five more ideas that I have successfully used during phases when one of my kiddo was reluctant to do their schoolwork! Change Subjects Many students have a favorite...

Fairy Tale Counting Syllable Cards

Fairy Tale Themed Syllable Counting Cards

Counting syllables is another great tool to teach your child that can help improve their spelling and reading skills. It is also sometimes a largely overlooked skill since it doesn’t directly involve spelling or reading. Let’s talk about syllables and how to count them. And I’ve got a super cute set of Fairy Tale Themed...