Do you ever wonder how to teach students when to use the various spellings that can be used to spell the long sound /ō/ made by vowel 'o' - oa, ow,'o consonant e' (o-e), or oe. Do you have trouble differentiating between homophones such as tow vs toe, row vs roe, groan vs grown? This book helps students who struggle with spelling confusing long vowel spelling patterns to learn spellings by associating focus words to a fun storyline.
King Toad and Mr Crow is a light hearted story of a kind King and his ministers Mrs Goat, Mr Roach, Master Foal and Mr Crow. King Toad and his people live in a beautiful kingdom where everybody is caring and kind except for Mr Crow who is greedy and selfish. Fed up with Mr Crow's unkind behaviour, the King and his other ministers band up to teach Mr Crow a fitting lesson at the end of the story.
King Toad and Mr Crow is a decodable resource focussing on 77 common words that use the oa and ow spelling patterns to spell the long sound of o /ō/. It is the fourth book in the Vowel Team Series.
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.