This 1 page instructional continuum is Part 1 of 2. It serves as both an instructional guide "overview" and as a "scope & sequence" for teaching phonics and word work concepts.
Part 1 features early phonics and alphabetic concepts (connecting letters to the sounds they represent) and covers consonants with both continuous or "stretchy" sounds, consonants with non-continuous or "stopper" sounds, short vowel sounds, and blending strategies for beginning to read whole words.
After blending strategies, the continuum focuses on teaching syllable types and spelling patterns in words, beginning with closed syllables (short vowel sounds) with simple VC, CVC words and continues through closed syllables with digraphs (CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC), fizzles/bonus letters/twins -ll, -ss, -zz, -ff (on a closed syllable), plural -s suffix on closed syllable words, beginning consonant blends, ending consonant blends, and includes options to extend teaching with common rimes.
-all, -am, -an
-ang, -ing, -ong, -ung
-ank, -ink, -onk, -unk
The final concept/skill on the continuum covers the closed syllable "rule breakers" that have closed pattern but NOT long vowel sounds.
These rimes are:
-ind, -ild, -old, -olt, -ost