The Vowel Digraph Outlaws (Exceptions to the rule)

In a vowel digraph, the first vowel is long and the second one is silent. Most words follow this rule. They are the good guys. However, some words do not follow the rule. See Full Product Description.

Number of pages: 2 Subject: Digraphs Grade: Kindergarten - 2 Type: Learning Activities and Worksheets Common Core: Language, Reading Foundational Skills File Size: 571 KB

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Since the English language has rules that have many exceptions, it's never too early to acquaint your students with some of these exceptions. This worksheet points out some words that do not follow the vowel digraph "rule." Use the worksheet to introduce your students to some of these exceptions and discuss how to figure out words that do not follow the rules.

Common Core Alignment

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.R.K.3b
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3c
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3d
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3a
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3c