Sound Spelling Cards What do you know about the sound spelling cards?
Capital letters and small letters • When do you use capital letters instead of small letters? • Capital letters go at the beginnings of sentences and special names.
What do sound spelling cards do? • Sound spelling cards help you connect sounds with spellings.
Some letters are black and some are red. Vowels are red Consonants are black
Why are vowels special? • Vowels can have more than one sound. • The vowel sounds can be long or short. • The vowel sounds can be spelled more than one way. • Every word or syllable has a vowel.
Count the syllables • dog • table • basketball • hippopotamus • dog • ta-ble • bas-ket-ball • hip-po-pot-a-mus
There are special colored boxes for the different vowel sounds • Short vowels have green boxes.
There are special colored boxes for the different vowel sounds • Long vowels have yellow boxes.
There are special colored boxes for the different vowel sounds • Special vowels have blue boxes.
Sometimes two vowels make one sound. • bead • boat • feet • rain
Some sounds have a blank before or after the spellings. • A blank means a letter must go there. • If the blank is a green box, then a short vowel must go there.