class 4 March, 2015

Rats! I hit delete and lost the day.  I do remember it was rainy and warm.  Crazy, heavy, misty rain.  Like being in a cloud.


The key is, in this case – today, is to stretch out the long vowel sounds.  Not choppy,  like they speak in Spanish.
  • Lots on chip v cheap, slip v sleep, fit v feet
  • Practiced “er”, especially at the end of words (-er, not -or)
    I hate that -er sound, but it’s an important one if you want to be well understood.
We need to do more next, if not each, class – review and more difficult ones.
Were v. Wore,  Warm v. Worm, Hot v. Hat, Caught v. Cat, Hate v. Heat, Hit v. Heat, Neck v. Nick
Vowel Sounds A,E,I,O,U
We did several examples of each.
Including a note that in English you do not always pronounce each letter, especially vowels that are together.
Long v. Short
Name v. Nap
Sleep v. Slept
Time v. Tin
Coat v. Cot 
Cute v. Cut

Computer Lab

Hungry Birds reading passage.

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