Do you ever wonder how to teach students when to use igh or ie or 'i consonant e' (i-e) when spelling words e.g., tile, tight, tie or how to differentiate between homophones while spelling, e.g. site vs sight, mite vs might? This book helps students who struggle with spelling confusing long vowel spelling patterns to learn spellings by associating focus words to a fun storyline.
Fright At Night is a story of Jack and his father who go camping. At night, Jack is woken up by a scary noise coming from outside his window. Thankfully his dad manages to chase away the troublesome intruders and all is well again.
Fright At Night is a decodable resource focussing on 18 common words that ONLY use the igh spelling pattern for the long sound of i /ī/. It is the third book in the Vowel Team Series. The book has been carefully authored to ensure that words with the long i sound /ī/ using spelling patterns other than the igh spelling pattern are NOT included in this book. This step has been taken to avoid confusion while students are becoming familiar with the focus words in this story.
The books in the vowel team series have been developed to help students with orthographic mapping of focus words. Every book in this Vowel Team Series will focus on one or two related vowel teams and include multiple focus words spelled with the same spelling pattern that students of school age will encounter during reading and spelling.
Students with learning difficulties who struggle to differentiate the multiple spelling patterns of long vowel sounds will benefit from using this decodable book. The intention is for children to associate the focus words with the story and subsequently become fluent in encoding and decoding those words.
The books come with educator resources that can be used in conjunction with this book to reinforce the spelling patterns covered in each book.