Readers will sort one-syllable words by their sound and spelling into one of three categories of vowel teams:
Long vowel digraph team
Variant vowel team
Diphthong vowel team
Before conducting this lesson, make sure to go over Unit 8 (Variant Vowels) and Unit 10 (Diphthongs) with readers. Help readers learn the syllable types so they can read unfamiliar words they encounter in text.