Question: How help students to realize the every word has a vowel?
Answer: Children are asked to make words without vowels from the 26 letters of the alphabet. They can’t. Teacher writes a short sentence on the board: “Th- c-t -s f-t.”Students name the vowels that are missing. Finally, students copy a page from their reader and black out the vowels. Then the other students try to supply the needed vowels.
Comment: Sounds like a simple step in learning to read, yet important. RayS.
Title: “Where There’s a Word, There’s a Vowel.” JJ DeGenaro. Reading Teacher (December 1987), 377.