Alphabet
Reading
English Language
Vowel Patterns
Sounds
100

The number of letters in the English alphabet

What is 26?

100

If you do this 6 minutes a day, it reduces your stress by up to 68%

What is read?

100

This is the most common vowel letter in the English language.

What is the letter "e"?

100

The number of vowel letters in the word cap.

What is 1?

100

Individual sounds in spoken words.

What are phonemes?

200

The number of vowel letters in our alphabet

What is 5 or 6?

200

If you read this many minutes a day, you'll read 1,800,000 words per year.

What is 20 minutes?

200

This is the most common vowel sound in the English language.

What is "uh"? (sounds like a short "u", but weaker)

200
The type of vowel sound in the word cap?

What is the short "a" sound?

200

The vowel pronunciation that is the sound of the letter, rather than the name of the vowel in the alphabet.

What is a short vowel sound?

300

The name of each vowel letter in our alphabet

What is a, e, i, o, u, & sometimes y

300

Children learn up to this many words per year by reading.

What is 12,000?

300

The only speech sound with its own name.

What is "schwa"?

300

The letter you can add to the end of the word cap to make the letter a say its name.

What is the letter "e"?

300

The type of vowel sound where the letter says its name.

What is a long vowel sound?

400

5 letters that are consonants in our alphabet

Answers vary

400

Kids without this in their classroom read 50% less than children their same age.

What is a classroom library?

400

This happens roughly every two hours.

What is a new word that is added to the English dictionary?

400

The syllable type that contains only one vowel and is followed by one or more consonants.

What is a closed syllable?

400

The ability to hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words and the understanding that spoken words and syllables are made up of sequences of speech sounds.

What is phonemic awareness?

500

The first 5 consonant letters in our alphabet

What are b, c, d, f, & g

500

If you read one book a day to a child from their birth, they will have been read this many books by their 5th birthday.

What is 1,825 books?

500

The approximate number of English speakers in the world.

What is 1.5 billion people?

500

The type of vowel sound a closed syllable usually makes.

What is a short vowel sound?

500

Matching the sounds of spoken English with individual letters or groups of letters.

What are phonics?

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