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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The A patterns and sounds

Today we are going to talk about the vowel a.

The patterns that it has and the sounds it makes. (Note: the "_" means that there is a consonant there.)


Here are the patterns

          a_ (can)         a_e (bake)           ai (paid)       ay (hay)     
           ar (car)        all (call)               aw (saw)



The sounds that "a" makes, well there are a few. The basic two sounds are the short and then the long sound. The short "a" says its sound while the long "a" says its name.

Pattern                  Words
Example: short "a" as in            a_                    cat     ran    cap      back

                 sat     man    nap    snack
Long "a" as in               a_e                    bake   name   gave    take

these are not long "a"

but make the same sound        ai                     rain      wait       tail      train

or                                  ay                    day      say       pay     may

A few of the other main

sounds are                             all                    ball        all        tall         hall

 aw                 saw        paw       jaw    draw

   There are a few others but these are the main ones. Hoped it helped. Remember your child's homework and education are some of the most important things that you can give your child.



Great learning to you and your kids.




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