Learning to Read: Fun With Short Vowel Sounds

In this one week course, learners will engage with the teacher and a small group of their peers to learn and practice letter recognition of the uppercase and lowercase vowels and learn the short vowel sounds through letters and pictures.
Judy Phillips
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30 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Learners will be able to identify the uppercase and lowercase vowels and say the short vowel sound associated with each letter. This course is for the short vowel sounds of the letters A, E, I, O, and U. 
As a homeschool mom to two young children, I understand it can be difficult to know where to begin when teaching your child to read. Each student has a different way of understanding the basic concepts and this can, sometimes, lead to frustration for parents and students alike. My own children have learned to read and are learning to read using the same method I will teach in this course. I stand behind learning the basic building blocks first. Many times, we are in such a hurry to establish readers that we forget that they may need to slow down a bit and work on one or two skills that have confused them. 

I have also taught English as a Second Language for 5 years to children and adults of all ages. Many of these students are learning to speak and read at the same time. Although this course is designed for learners whose native language is English, the process of learning the letter sounds is the same. Repetition is key to cementing this skill to memory. 
There is no homework assigned. However, learners will have practice sheets they can work on at home at their leisure, if desired. It is recommended that the learner practice each letter sound throughout the day after class. For example, this can be done as the learners encounter the letters on items around the home. 
Learners may want to have some scrap paper and crayons or colored pencils handy. I will provide additional handouts that the parents are welcome to print for use in class or after class. 
There will be no formal assessments in this course. However, progress will be monitored and the teacher will advise the parents on the learner's progress. 
2 hours 30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.


Judy Phillips
Lives in the United States
Geologist/ Experienced and Certified ESL Tutor/ Homeschool Mom
25 total reviews
73 completed classes

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