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Teaching the Short 'u' Sound: Full Lesson

In a phonics lesson focusing on the short 'u' sound kindergarten teacher Fadia Olrich of Riverside Elementary School, in Toledo, Ohio, starts with phonemic awareness, moves to letters, and ends with reading words, which helps children develop the skills they need to become strong readers. Throughout the lesson, she uses various strategies, including the Roller Coaster strategy and giving students mirrors to see their mouths.

To learn more, visit our skill explainer on teaching short vowel sounds.

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