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Letter Combinations 100.1

This task introduces the letter combination ai as in pain.

100.3 Irregulars

This is the first task in which students write four irregular (non-phonetic) words.

Students will write each word once, and they should copy it by looking at the word on the screen. 

The act of writing these words ensures that students pay close attention to the form of each word, which will help the students recognize and read them with increasing ease.

From now on, both the Irregulars task and the Review task will require students to write. There will no longer be a separate Writing task at the end of each cycle.

100.4 Patterns -VCe

This is the first task in which students will read CVC and CVCe pattern words (in a serif font) that are NOT minimally different pairs.

This is an added challenge because students cannot simply change the vowel sound to read the next word.

100.5 Word Reading

This is the first Word Reading task in which students read words in a serif font without reading them in the specialized orthography first.

100.6 Story Reading

The New Passage in this task is the first in which students will need to recognize letter combinations in order to read some words correctly. For example, the word peered does not have lines (macrons) above each e in that letter combination. The word team does not have a macron above the e, and the a that follows it isn’t small (so there is no indication that the students shouldn’t read it). These letter combinations are underlined to help students identify them, but only the most recently taught letter combinations will be underlined.