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Final Case Summary I learned a lot about Miley over the two months that we worked together, but I learned about the things she likes through our interest survey. One thing that Miley really likes is winter, and she drew a snowman for me on her interest survey. She also told me that her favorite subject was the park, which I believe means recess. She really likes the televisions shows Mutt n’ Stuff, Wendy, and the Lion Guard (which is a spin-off of Lion King). Her favorite book is Tap Tap Bang Bang, and her favorite celebrity is Miley Cyrus. I find this kind of cute because her name is Miley as well, but when I asked if she was named after Miley Cyrus she said she didn’t think so. Throughout this time, I also learned that she really liked horses, …show more content…
She also was able to spell all of the digraphs correctly, as well as understand the –ed ending. Her biggest struggles in the beginning were that she did not distinguish between short and long vowel sounds. She struggled with almost every long vowel pattern except –o_e and –ea. She also had troubles with the other vowels except –or, and the inflected endings. She was able to get the –ed ending, but she had troubles with –s, -ies, and –pping. Between all three of the Spelling Inventories, she would jump back and forth on trying to put an e in the word riding. As we progressed to the second Spelling Inventory, Miley was able to build on her prior knowledge. Miley was able to correctly spell the –i_e pattern along with the –o_e and –ea patterns she spelled earlier. She also did not miss a single short vowel sound. What she did miss though, was not exactly what she missed on the first one. She ended up missing one of the digraphs for the word thorn, and she missed the blend dr- in dream for the second time. She also only got 2 out of the 3 –ed endings correct, and this was one of the times she snuck the e into riding. In the end, she was able to spell the –o_e. –ai, -i_e, and –a_e pattern correctly. In this last one, she did miss the –ea pattern, but she used another long e pattern which shows she does know her patterns. She also missed the short a in fan on the last assessment, and she missed one of her –ed sounds, and included the e in riding. Her biggest improvement was her ability to correctly spell the –or, -ou, -oi, and –ow vowel patterns. In regards to the AIMS Web, I learned that Miley was struggling to pronounce the words, and she didn’t always take the time to do so. She would try to speed through the readings, and she wouldn’t sound out the words she didn’t know. She would mix up her short vowels and her long vowels, and she would

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