Know the Code: Vowel Team - ea (long vowel sound)
This unit is based on Orton Gillingham Multisensory Language Development principles. The Vowel Team ea has the long sound of /e/. There is another sound for ea - short vowel sound e. But the second pronounciation should be presented later Why? It is less common than the Vowel Team ea. Want to view the short e sounding ea lesson. Then go to :
A sampling of skills developed with this multisensory unit:
“Vowel team “ea”
Reading Strategies
Writing Activities
Parts of Speech
Syllabication and Accents
Reading fluency
Processing speed
Working Memory
Long term memory
Word Retrieval

Students will develop stronger decoding, along with an enhanced vocabulary using a multisensory approach
Brain development and degrees of maturation are as varied and as different as each student. This unit places a great deal of repetition, review, practice using multisensory strategies and techniques. It is important students have time to process skills. Otherwise, students may only memorize, rather than comprehend. Memorization can be very limiting, when compared to deep comprehension.
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Thank you.
Elizabeth Kenny-Foggin
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