Joined: Dec 2006
09-25-2007, 03:03 PM
I always start with reviewing blends, digraphs, short and long vowels. These are usually taught in first grade and should be a review. Then I continue with bossy r or r controlled vowels, dipthongs, soft c/g, silent letters, inflectional endings/plurals, and finally clusters. Mostly this order because of the frequency of usage in the English language. Many kids have trouble with clusters due to the "developmental" inabillity to hear all of the sounds.
Beginning Blends: R blends (cr, tr, gr, br, dr), S Blends (sw, st, sk, sc), and L Blends (fl, gl, pl, cl)
Final Blends: (mp, nd, nk, ng, st, sk)
Digraphs: (ch, sh, th, wh, ph)
Short Vowels and Long Vowels: (Vowel Teams-ai, ay, ee, ea, ey, ie, oa, ow, oe)
(Place Value of Y-long i or e sound at the end of a word)
Dipthongs: oo/oo, ou/ow, ew/ue/ui, aw/au
Silent Letters: mb, mn, etc.
Bossy R: ar, er, ir, or, ur
Inflectional endings and various spelling rules (ing, ed) "double the consonant" etc.
Clusters: spr, str, squ, scr
Soft C and Soft G