Letter Names & Sounds

Learning and Applying Letter-Sound Knowledge

Units in this phase have two foci:
1) learning letter-sound knowledge to apply in predictable text and 2) developing narrative language skills. Each unit begins with a read-aloud lesson designed to build background knowledge for the topic or story readers will read. Oral language lessons include generating stories from picture-story sequences with an emphasis on making inferences.

As the lessons progress, readers will begin to have a speech-to-print match with text and apply their letter-sound knowledge to recognize words. Readers are guided to integrate the text with the illustrations to make meaning.

Before You Start

Learn how to teach reading, assess your readers, and introduce key reading concepts to them.

Establish a Baseline

(Units 1 - 20)