Vowel Teams

Posted by Wendy Eggermont
  • Posted on 11/17/16 - 2 p.m.

I have been using the vowel team skill for the first time. I was surprised that the only word list for /ie/ is one for variant vowel team (chief, thief, belief). Within this list is the word sieves. I am not familiar with a word for this spelling that follows this pattern, unless it is supposed to be a nonsense word. In the vowel teams there is no list for the long sound of the /ie/ (die, lie) yet it is included in the assessment.

In the assessment for vowel teams VT3,8 the word quiet is used. This is not a vowel team example. In VT4, 10 diet is used. Quiet and Diet are both multisyllabic words that do not follow the pattern.

Wendy Rasp, wrasp@owatonna.k12.mn.us


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Anne Ittner (Literacy Specialist/Coach)
  • Posted on 11/18/16 - 2:57 p.m.

Thank you so much for this feedback Wendy! We will make adjustments in our next edition. For now, eliminate words that you don't see representative to the target sounds.

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