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ERIC Number: EJ1092729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
We're Not in Kansas Anymore: The TOTO Strategy for Decoding Vowel Pairs
Meese, Ruth Lyn
Reading Teacher, v69 n5 p549-552 Mar-Apr 2016
Vowel teams such as vowel digraphs present a challenge to struggling readers. Some researchers assert that phonics generalizations such as the "two vowels go walking and the first one does the talking" rule do not hold often enough to be reliable for children. Others suggest that some vowel teams are highly regular and that children can apply their knowledge of vowel sounds to decode unknown words containing vowel teams. The TOTO Strategy provides a means for students to systematically use information about vowel sounds and the frequency of these sounds to "Try One and Try the Other" in order to decode words that make sense in context.
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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