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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.

Juneteenth resources for adults

On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the U.S. Civil War had ended, marking the end of slavery for African Americans. Since then, June 19th or "Juneteenth" has been observed as a holiday, celebrating the end of slavery in America and the culturally resiliency of African Americans over the years. On Saturday, June 12th, 2021, join Multnomah County Library's Black Cultural Library Advocates team and Multnomah County's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program for a series of online events celebrating Juneteenth.