• THE C and G SONG  
    (Hard and Soft C and G)
    TUNE: "The Wheels on the Bus"


    Sometimes  the c says,  "s" "s" "s" - "s" "s" "s" - "s" "s" "s."
    Sometimes the c says, "s" "s" "s" - "s" "s" "s" - "s" "s" "s."

    I'll tell you why!

    If after the c you see an i,
    Or an e or a y,
    They all make the c say, "s" "s" "s."
    You give it a try.

    C is soft in cent and cell,
    cent and cell, cent and cell,
    C is soft in cent and cell,
    And now you know why!

    Sometimes the g says,
    "j" "j" "j" - "j" "j" "j" - "j" "j" "j."
    Sometimes the g says,"j" "j" "j."
    I'll tell you why!

    If after the g you see an i,
    Or an e or a y,
    They all make the g say, "j" "j" "j."
    You give it a try.

    G is soft in gym and gel,
    Gym and gel, gym and gel,
    G is soft in gym and gel,
    And now you know why!



    Q-U FRIENDS
    TUNE: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"

    Q-u, q-u, friends are they;
    And together they will stay.
    U will always follow q,
    As most good friends often do.
    Q-u, as in queen and quit,
    Like a hand in glove they fit.

    Q will tell the letters, "No!"
    If his u friend cannot go.
    When you see the letter q,
    Next you'll see the letter u.
    Q-u, q-u, friends are they,
    And together they will stay.



    THE SHORT VOWEL SONG
    TUNE: "Are You Sleeping?"


    Where is short a?  Where is short a?
    Here I am.  Here I am.
    I am in a hat rack, cracker jacks
    and fat cats.
    "a" "a"  "a" - "a" "a" "a"

    Where is short e?  Where is short e?
    Here I am.  Here I am.
    I am in a red bed, jelly eggs
    and jet sets.
    "e" "e"  "e" - "e" "e" "e"

    Where is short i?  Where is short i?
    Here I am.  Here I am.
    I am in a big fig, silly Rick
    and pig wig.
    "i" "i"  "i" - "i" "i" "i"

    Where is short o?  Where is short o?
    Here I am.  Here I am.
    I am in a hot pot, rocky top
    and stop clock.
    "o" "o"  "o" - "o" "o" "o"

    Where is short u?  Where is short u?
    Here I am.  Here I am.
    I am in a dump truck, lucky duck
    and skunk bump.
    "u" "u"  "u" - "u" "u" "u"



    CONSONANT FRIENDS
    TUNE: "Mulberry Bush"


    A blend is made of two consonant friends,
    consonant friends, consonant friends.
    A blend is made of two consonant friends,
    that are seen and heard together.

    B-l as in black and block,
    C-l as in clown and clock,
    F-l as in flash and flock,
    Consonant friends together.

    G-l as in glass and glide,
    S-l as in slip and slide,
    B-r as in broom and bride,
    Consonant friends together.

    P-l as in plug and play,
    G-r as in grass and gray,
    T-r as in trash and tray,
    Consonant friends together.

    D-r as in dress and dry,
    F-r as in fruit and fry,
    C-r as in crown and cry,
    Consonant friends together.


    WHAT IS YOUR SOUND?
    TUNE: "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep"


    C-h, c-h, what is you sound?
    "ch" "ch" - "ch" "ch" - "ch" "ch" "ch."
    Chair has the "ch" sound.
    So does scratch, also chimney and pumpkin patch.
    C-h, c-h, what is you sound?
    "ch" "ch" - "ch" "ch" - "ch" "ch" "ch."

    S-h, s-h, what is your sound?
    "sh" "sh" - "sh" "sh" - "sh" "sh" "sh"
    She has the "sh" sound.
    So does fish, also shadow and birthday wish.
    S-h, s-h, what is your sound?
    "sh" "sh" - "sh" "sh" - "sh" "sh" "sh"

    T-h, t-h, what is your sound?
    "th" "th" - "th" "th" - "th" "th" "th."
    The has the "th" sound.
    So does math, also thimble and secret path.
    T-h, t-h, what is your sound?
    "th" "th" - "th" "th" - "th" "th" "th."

    W-h, w-h, what is your sound?
    "wh" "wh" - "wh" "wh" - "wh" "wh" "wh."
    What has the "wh" sound.
    So does why, also whisper and whiskers, my!
    W-h, w-h, what is your sound?
    "wh" "wh" - "wh" "wh" - "wh" "wh" "wh."


    RHYME-TIME SONG
    TUNE: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"


    Sound, sound, sound alike,
    Except where they begin,
    Rhyming, rhyming,
    Rhyming, rhyming,
    Middles and the ends.

    Cake, bake sound alike,
    So do herds and birds.
    Hat and bat
    Log and frog,
    All are rhyming words.

    Hill, bill sound alike,
    So do birds and thirds.
    Red and bed
    Ball and wall,
    All are rhyming words.

    Sound, sound, sound alike,
    Except where they begin,
    Rhyming, rhyming,
    Rhyming, rhyming,
    Middles and the ends.


    THE LONG VOWEL SONG
    TUNE: "The Farmer In The Dell"

    A consonant is here.
    A consonant is here.
    Standing still and all alone,
    A consonant is here.

    The consonant takes a vowel.
    The consonant takes a vowel.
    The a, the e, the i, o, u,
    The consonant takes a vowel.

    Then silent e appears.
    Then silent e appears.
    It makes the vowel say its name;
    The silent e appears.

    In bone, face and skate.
    In kite or in plate.
    The e makes every vowel long,
    And never makes a sound.

    TWO VOWELS TOGETHER
    TUNE: "Are You Sleeping?"

    I see two vowels,
    I see two vowels.
    I hear one.
    I hear one.
    First one does the talking;
    Second keeps on walking,
    Yes, indeed!
    Yes, indeed.

    Can you hear it?
    Can you hear it?
    Braid and beat,
    Goat and feet.
    I can hear just one vowel.
    Do you hear just one vowel?
    Yes, indeed!
    Yes, indeed!

    THE COMPOUND WORD
    TUNE: "On Top of Old Smokey"


    Put two words together, to make a new word.
    The new name is compound.
    Two words will be heard.

    Two words that make one word,
    Two words that make one,
    The new name is compound,
    Two words that make one.


    THE CONTRACTION SONG
    TUNE: "Mary Had A Little Lamb"

    I'm the first word; don't change me!
    Don't change me, don't change me.
    I'm the first word; don't change me.
    Oh, no, just let me be.

    When you change the second word,
    Second word, second word,
    When you change the second word,
    A shorter word you'll see.

    Certain letters are taken out,
    Taken out, taken out.
    Certain letters are taken out.
    One word will remain.

    Apostrophe will fill that space,
    Fill that space, fill that space.
    Apostrophe will fill that space,
    The rest will stay the same.

    Can't and couldn't, isn't too.
    Isn't too, isn't too,
    Won't and I've and let's, it's true,
    Contractions every one.

    I'm and she's and you're and he'd,
    You're and he'd, you're and he'd,
    Wouldn't, didn't, we'll and she'd,
    Good! And now we're done!