Story Elements Anchor Chart. We are setting up a reading corner @ church. We give the kids the first :30 of our Bible Study (:90) time to finish their homework. This should help those who have to do book reports. We were blessed to receive 10 boxes of books from a teacher who was retiring and cleaned out her classroom.
I would add to the saying "when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking and USUALLY says its name." this will give the students the decoding strategy that if the vowel name doesn't work try the short vowel sound... one or the other should handle most words. Also I would put these up on the blackboard while using them but not on the wall.