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Short Vowels Skill Explainer

Teaching Strategy: Short Vowel Sounds with Motions

In this short video, Morgan Walton, a reading specialist at Stillmeadow Elementary School in Stamford, Connecticut, uses hand motions as she says the sound of each short vowel and an example of that sound in a word.

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