Have You Seen This Visual Strategy To Help Students See Long/Short Vowels?

Have You Seen This Visual Strategy To Help Students See Long/Short Vowels?

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Creative Visual Supports!!! Where were they when I was in school?! I have thought so many times how much some of these clever visual supports would have made things easier when I was in school!!! Even though I did not struggle in school, I can’t help but wonder what a difference it would have made for me to be able to process things visually instead of verbally.

I can only imagine how much our students with disabilities must struggle with auditory instruction. I guess that’s why I jump at the chance to share many of the visual supports ideas that come my way. Some people are just so creative when it comes to depicting academic concepts. I love it!!!

In today’s video you will see another of these easy, effective visuals that you or your students can make to assist them in the practice of decoding short vowels that turn into long vowels when the silent e shows up!

Take a look!

I have another quick tip for you, my subscribers! If your school is strapped for cash and can’t afford walkie talkies, then you need to check out the free app called HeyTell.

Many people carry cell phones, so that makes this app convenient to use. The app user agreement clearly states that it’s not to be used for emergency purposes, but I can see this being used for things like, field trips, when staff has students in another part of the building, fire drills….things like that. My husband, Jerry, and I had some fun with it recently…talking to each other on a walkie talkie.

Thank you to those of you who have given us your new e-mail addresses! So happy that you want to stay connected as you change schools, jobs, or personal e-mail accounts!

Remember, you can share many of these visual support ideas with your gen ed teachers. They have struggling students in their classrooms too!

You take care and I’ll see you next time!


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