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Decodable books step 4 : vowel teams, r-controlled vowels, and consonant-le

Vowel teams are two or more vowels together that make a sound, such as in the words boot or rain. Sometimes they may contain consonants that create a vowel sound like /ow/ in throw. R-controlled vowels have a vowel followed by r. Sometimes this pattern is called the “bossy r” because the “r” takes over and the vowel makes a different sound, such as in the words car or burn. Consonant -le words end with a consonant, followed by le, such as table or purple.

Picture books with modern Native, American Indian, Indigenous, Alaska Native, First Nations, Métis, & Inuit families

Many picture books show peoples indigenous to North America in a historical context, but Native people aren't a relic of the past, and as these books show they are active members of the modern world. #ownvoices