Reading Can Be Puzzling: Long Vowel Digraphs, Phonics, and Spelling

In this course, learners will use a gaming resource called NearPod to practice beginner reading, phonics, and spelling in English by doing word puzzles. Each lesson will focus on one long vowel sound and the different spelling patterns.
139 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 31 learners

30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does anOngoingcourse work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Next on Sat May 21

Meets Once per week
2:30pm - 3pm
Taught by:
Cassondra Shields
Only 2 spots remaining

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their understanding of long vowel sounds and how to identify if long vowel sounds with different letter combinations while practicing the basics of independent reading.
I have been an ESL (English as a second language) teacher for four years to the age groups 3-7 and have taught my own 4 year old how to read using this same approach.
No formal homework will be assigned, but printables will be available for the learner to print out and practice on their own time between lessons.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class uses NearPod, which is a separate online resource. 

Parents and/or guardians, please read the class announcements page prior to class to get your learner set up before class begins. Your learner may also need help throughout the lesson to complete the games and use the features. This class is for very young learners who may not fully understand how to click on a computer or set up NearPod on their own.
www.nearpod.com or the NearPod application on a tablet/phone will be used.
The link and code to the lesson content for each week will be updated the hour prior to class by me. 

**You do NOT need to create a NearPod account to join the lesson.

Offered by

Shields Scholars by Cassondra Shields
Lives in the United States
Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Curriculum
139 total reviews
117 completed classes

About Us


My name is Cassondra Shields. I am the owner, developer, and creator of "Shields Scholars", which is an organization on Outschool dedicated to preschool, kindergarten, and first grade learners.

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