In this task, students will learn the sound /y/ as in yes.
It is a continuous sound. When you hold it for two seconds, you may feel like you are saying something close to /ēēē/, which is fine.
As with all other sounds, be careful not to add a vowel sound after it. It should be /yyy/, not /yyyŭh/.
In this task, you begin the process of teaching students about words with a Vowel-Consonant-e (-VCe) pattern.
-VCe words are words that end with a silent e that causes the earlier vowel in the word to make a “long” sound (/ā/, /ī/, or /ō/) instead of a “short” sound (/ă/, /ĭ/, or /ŏ/).
In this cycle, the earlier vowel in all of the words is a, so the silent e will always change the sound from /ă/ to /ā/.
Starting with this task, students will no longer see words fade from the specialized orthography into the serif font. From now on, students will re-read words that are already presented in the serif font.