The video lesson embedded below about vowels and multi-letter vowel phonograms kicks off the third section of Story Hour Academy’s free online video curriculum for beginning reading and writing.
Students can take this lesson, lesson 27, once they know the 22 consonant phonograms that have already been covered in the Story Hour Academy curriculum.
If a student can answer the following two questions, then they are ready to proceed with the curriculum.
1. Can you tell me the sound for each of the following phonograms?
b d f h
j k l m
n p qu r
t v w z
ck ng sh
2. Can you tell me the sounds for each of the following phonograms?
ch th wh
If a student can’t answer these questions, that’s okay. They can learn about all of the consonant phonograms in lessons 1-26. Start at lesson 1 here.
Ready to learn about vowels and multi-letter vowel phonograms?
Here are a few definitions that are important in lesson 27:
A vowel letter is a letter in the alphabet that makes a vowel sound.
A vowel sound is a speech sound with the free passage of breath. As breath leaves your mouth to make a vowel sound, it does not run into your tongue, your teeth, or your lips.
The video lesson about vowels and multi-letter vowel phonograms embedded below introduces students to six vowel letters, 21 vowel sounds, and 18 common multi-letter vowel phonograms. These multi-letter vowel phonograms are ai, ay, eigh, ee, igh, oa, au, aw, oi, oy, ui, er, ur, ir, ar, or, ear, and our. These are not the only multi-letter vowel phonograms in the English language, but they show up very frequently in children’s books so we cover them early in the Story Hour Academy curriculum.
In this video lesson, students will say the 21 vowel sounds out loud, and write down the 18 common multi-letter vowel phonograms.
Simply press play to get started.
Take lesson 27 for an introduction to vowels and multi-letter vowel phonograms
Finished with the video lesson introducing vowels and multi-letter vowel phonograms?
At the end of this lesson, beginning readers should have someone read them a favorite story.