Things To Plan For After Olivia Spells Her Name
O Letter Sound (Long)
Most instance of the letter "O" that Olivia will encounter in early reading will have a "short" /o/ sound, as in words like "hot" and "not." The word "Octopus" is special since it also has the long /o/ vowel sound like "Olivia."
L Letter Sound
Your child will likely hear the letter "L" sound, or "/l/ phoneme" every time they wake up or go to sleep. And it's also one of the most important early sounds they will make.
I Letter Sound (Short)
Most instance of the letter "I" that Olivia will encounter in early reading will have a "short" /i/ sound, just like the I in her name", words like "pig" and "sit."
Consonant V Letter Sound
The letter V sound is easy for most kids to distinguish when saying it or hearing it, but the letter name "v" is occasionally confused with "b" by some children.
Letter I "Long E" Sound
The letter I sometimes occasionally makes the long e sound /i:/, and sometimes in combination with words like "via."
A Letter Sound (Schwa)
The letter a "shcwa" sound in Olivia can be complex for early elementary students learning to read, but is almost automatic for early readers.
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