Use these sequences to build and change words using the Spelfabet Moveable alphabet (either the basic or advanced version). The aim is to help learners discern the identity, order and number of sounds in words, and understand how they are represented by spellings.
This 30-page set of word sequences targets vowel spellings. It starts off by contrasting words with “short” and “long” vowels like cap and cape, win and wine, hop and hope and cut and cute. The “long” vowels are all spelt with a split vowel digraph. Here’s an example:
Then there are long sequences just using the “split” vowel digraphs:
The set then moves to word sequences built with these vowels:
- ai as in rain
- ee as in see
- ea as in sea
- oo as in soon
- er as in term
- ar as in car
- or as in for
- ou as in out.
Here’s a snippet:
These are the sound-spelling relationships that lend themselves to this type of word-building in the Spelfabet Workbook 3.
These sequences are very difficult to make up on the fly, even for people who understand our spelling system very well. They took many hours to make so I hope they save you a lot of time!