Vowels are tricky! Every vowel has a short sound a long sound. Plus, most of the vowels (all except for E) have at least one additional sound that will need to be memorized. Review this video and focus on the additional vowel sounds!
These sounds are best taught in context…Keep an eye out for additional vowel sounds as you read with your child. When you see one, write it down! Your child can keep a journal of words with these sounds to help them stay organized. I love this Phonogram Fun Booklet by Tangled with Teaching. It has a page for each phonogram and the rules associated with each one. As things get more complicated, it is great to have a place to keep track of what your child has mastered.
Up next is STEP 7: G,C, and S Variations