Listen to the sounds made by the bold letters in the following words:
The sound made by the bold letters is sh'n rather like the word
shun without the vowel. Once more listen to the sound of the bold
This time the bold letters say sh'l, which is rather like the
word shall without the vowel. Establish the sounds by repeating
Ask the student to read the word endings listed in pairs in column A.
When you are confident that s/he can read them quickly and correctly you
may move to the next columns of real words.
If your student has difficulty with a word you can ask them to try both
sounds of the vowel. Most difficulties will arise when the student reads
a word such as lotion and gives the first o its short sound.
Remember: In the word columns both words must be
read correctly to earn a tick. Coached words receive a dot.