Students will be introduced to five long vowel "rule-breakers": ea, ey, ie, y, and y. They will discuss with a partner about sounds those vowel teams might make. Next, they will look at a rule-breakers chart to see the sounds the five long vowel rule-breakers make. They will discuss the ea and ey vowel teams that sometimes make the long A sound, such as in "steak" or "they." They will listen to other words that have the ea and ey vowel teams with the long A sound. They will do the same with the other vowel teams, ie, y, and, and discuss that they sometimes make different vowel sounds. The vowel team "ie" can have a long E sound like in "field." When the letter "y" acts as vowel, it can also make the long E sound, like in "baby," or the long I sound, like in "why."
Students will read 10 sentences and identify the words that have long vowel rule breakers by underlining them. They will sort groups of words by their vowel team.