Several key issues must be taken into account when deciding the order in which letter sounds should be taught. This blog presents research and considerations necessary for teachers and parents to make informed decisions.
Research and experience: Increase your child’s chances of future success by providing enough books at home and engaging in specific reading activities.
Experts confirm that when an initial sound picture is inserted INSIDE a letter, student skills in learning alphabet sounds increase significantly!
Sound blending, the ability to blend letter sounds to form words, is a prerequisite skill for phonetic decoding strategies. According to Vellutino and Scanlon (1986), one of the problems associated with poor blending skills is that students retain erroneous sounds for letters.