English has a few very strange words, as I'm sure you're aware. In the case of one, the reigning theory seems to be that there was a pronunciation
Have you ever heard of this -- this phenomenon we call the schwa sound? Basically, all the vowels in our beloved English language can have this
These lessons are really important because they're the very first lessons I ever give a new reading student. Before this, my students have only played
We know the short-o sound, and sometimes o says its own name. But today we're talking about when o says oo. o _____ do to into
There are a whole bunch of words that are taken care of once children know that e can say its own name. We call this the long-e sound.
Some people call this the "advanced" sound for a. I guess it is, if only because many phonics programs keep it a secret until the very end. I don't