Picking flowers is a cheerful way to practice decoding new words.

Lesson 2

I can decode words that have two vowels together.

Objective: To decode words which contain two vowels together. (RF.K.2)

Materials: wipe-off board, marker, eraser, bin, dirt, craft sticks, construction paper.

Procedures: Fill a bin with dirt. Have your child create flowers to glue to craft sticks. Write decodable words (with two vowels together) on the sticks and bury them in the dirt. Teach your child the “two vowels together rule.

“When two vowels go walking, the first does the talking, and says its own name.”

Use examples such as snail, wait, eat, read, suit, pie, and roam by writing them on the wipe-off board. Then have your child pull a flower and read each word.

Conclusion: After reading the words again, your child can choose five to write on lined paper.