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Long Vowel Chunks

Automaticity with sounds and chunks is critical for reading fluency and comprehension.

Long Vowel Chunks
Long Vowel Chunks

Big Sounds Pack The Big Sounds Pack

Blue Heart, Green Star, Pink Plus: K-2 and intervention*The Big Sounds Pack As you go through the steps, practice known sounds and then add new ones as they are introduced. This sounds pack includes the 26 letters plus 73 more letter combinations that need to be learned like th, ch, igh, aw, and many, many more! 
Directions: Practice for just a couple minutes, many times each day. Print sounds back to back so the correct sound along with a target word will be printed on the back.  Keep reviewing the sounds already known, and as new ones are introduced add them to the pack! Being automatic with the sounds for 99 letters and letter combinations is crucial for reading. Use the strategy in Learning New Words or Sounds With Flashcards in order to bring the sounds to automaticity.

Blue Heart, Green Star, Pink Plus: K-2 and interventionThe Big Sounds Pack Checklist can be used to check off which sounds are already known and which need to be learned. These do not need to be learned in order.

Key and Directions for Materials Key

Blue Heart: Beginning, grades K-1K-1 Beginning
Green Star: Growing, Grades 1-21-2 Growing
Pink Plus: intervention, challengeIntervention/Challenge

Bundle: Additional various activities to practice a specific skill
Pack: Additional multiple versions of a specific activity to practice a specific skill

Directions for everything else:

More on the Directions Page

Teaching Videos For -ng, -nk, -ang, -ank

sound of -ng including cheater chunk -ang
sound of -nk including cheater chunk -ank

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Long Vowel Chunks

*Highlight target chunk and then read word!
igh eigh ang ank old ind ild oll olt ost

Long Vowel Chunks

Morphology – building words with meaningful chunks. While learners start to become more comfortable with longer words and word parts, it is a good time to practice noticing that words are be built by adding prefixes and suffixes to a base word. This is the beginning of the study of morphology. Morphemes are the smallest units that have meaning (ie. incoming has 3 morphemes: in, come, ing).

Finding Morphemes and Making Words With Long Vowel Cheater Chunk -igh:
Click here for the -igh says the long /i/ sound worksheet.
Directions: Highlight the -igh chunk in each title word. For the words below the title word, underline the title word and highlight the additional morphemes. (The title words on this page are each a single morpheme.) See Picture.

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8 page Assembly Directions, 4 page Folding Directions, OR use horizontal format for reading on screen in distance learning.

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