Our currently focus has been on special vowel pairs that have the same phonetic spelling in many words but often you need to choose between two possibilities. The first group of words are spelled using OI or OY. There were several YouTube videos to help think about the words but the one posted below was our favorite:
We also used a website during out Daily Five time at Work on Words called Sandcastle Spelling. The British accent of the clam can be a little confusing sometimes but the kids enjoyed the challenge!
We will continue this practice until Christmas break, including ou/ow, oo/ew/ue and "Super E" will make a special appearance.