Do you know all the different sounds letter u can make?
This might be a tricky one to teach. Some students that are learning to decode by the traditional phoneme sounds have trouble with words that do not follow the normal sounds. Example words: you, push, pull, put, was, banana.
So, with that in mind. I made up this silly picture and sentence to help them.
Unbelievable the U pushed the super unicorn
The vowel can make lots of different sounds. This sentence and the silly picture is a clever way to remember some of the sounds and different spellings of the Y-oo!
You can find it here.
The letter u can make a shocking amount of sounds. The sounds can be hidden in many different spellings. Example words: the, was, push, super. In the word unicorn, the letter u name and the schwa sound comes from the letter i. Crazy! Right ….
This Super Unicorn Collection can be helpful for teaching and clearing up some of the sounds and spellings by grouping them together in word lists and adding colorful pictures to create mnemonic clues.
Check out my large bundle of Long Vowel Spelling Test Clip Cards.
Have Pure JOY Teaching