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Strengthening Vowel Power to Read, Rising Grade 2, Summer 2021

By Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading & Writing Project

Kids strengthen their vowel power as word detectives, helping to solve the mystery of the silent e, as they recognize that some words have long vowel sounds, represented with the CVCe pattern. They move on to learn more about long vowels and that some words have long vowel sounds represented by a vowel team.

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About the TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum

These all-new, standards-based—and joyful—summer school units/modules were developed around what we observe to be the most important needs of students as they emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for the new school year. We offer the units in a suggested sequence, but, because we know that some schools and districts will wish to plan their own sequence, each module can be purchased a-la-carte as well. See the “Ordering Guidance” section on this webpage for more information.

About this Unit/Module

Daily instruction begins with a phonics workshop that provides you with a structure for reviewing and solidifying students’ knowledge of both short vowels and blends and digraphs. This is followed by what we call ‘rug clubs’—a time when kids practice what they have just learned while still working under close direction from the teacher. The reading block transitions into a reading workshop, starting with a micro-lesson to set kids up to read accessible books independently or with a partner and offering a time to apply the phonics to reading. 

Kids strengthen their vowel power as word detectives, helping to solve the mystery of the silent e. Their vowel power is strengthened by recognizing that some words have long vowel sounds, represented with the CVCe pattern. They move on to learn more about long vowels and that some words have long vowel sounds represented by a vowel team. They will develop a sense of flexibility when solving words with vowel teams. In addition, when they are deconstructing words, they will decode by sliding across words (all the way across them, from tip to tail), noticing the word endings including inflectional endings. 

 

For more information about the TCRWP Virtual Summer School Curriculum, visit UnitsofStudy.com/SummerSchool.

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