Elementary Reading Rule: Short before Two
If you need to work with students on reading and writing words that include a vowel followed by two consonants (e.g., little), sum up your teaching with a poem that uses made-up words: “Ms. Huggle lives in the village of Popple…”
HOW IS THIS USED?
- Elementary students can read the poem individually and then do a drawing.
- The teacher can read the poem and have students write the double consonant words.
- The poem can be hung in your classroom.
I’ve included all three ideas in this 6-page resource. Enjoy!
p.s. One of my hats is being a reading specialist.