Our Fundations phonics program helps students to use skills and techniques to read and spell words:
- Use alphabet sounds chart in copybook
- Tap out word sounds with fingers to help decode words.
- Dictate sample words with these sounds for practice at home. Have your child write the words that you dictate. Then practice reading them.
- Practice reading and spelling "Trick words" from the word list.
Unit 1-review of lowercase letter sounds and formation
Unit 2-CVC words are words with one vowel sound and a beginning and ending consonant sound; short vowels a,e,i,o,u
examples: sad, met, fit, hot, lug
Unit 3 skills-words with beginning/ending consonant digraphs :ck, th, sh, ch, wh
Unit 4 skills--words with bonus letters: ll, ss, ff, sometimes z (mill, mess, puff, buzz)
Unit 5 skills-words with "glued sounds" all, am, an(ex.: ball, ham, fan) The short vowel achanges its sound in these words.
Unit 6: words with suffix s (pans, rugs, pets); when practicing to spell these words, say base word, then repeat word with s (ex.: spell pan, now make it pans)
Unit 7-glued sounds with ng/ nk (ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk)
Unit 8- words with beginning and ending blends and digraphs.
Unit 9- Review of previous skills:bonus letters, digraphs, glued/welded sounds, blends
closed syllable words- words that begin and end with a consonant and have a short vowel sound
Unit 10-words that have 5 sounds and are closed syllable
Unit 11-words with suffix endings ed, ing, s
Unit 12- words with suffix s, es
Unit 13-long vowel silent e
Unit 14-words with two closed syllables