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181.1 Letter Combinations

This task requires students to read multisyllabic words containing the minor ow sound.  Students are not asked to identify the letter combination or its sound before reading the word.

181.3 Patterns

This is the beginning of a series of tasks that will teach students to read words that are formed by adding an -er, -ed, -s, or -est ending to base words that end in -y.  For example, funniest which is formed by adding -est to the end of funny.

This is a tricky skill because the same endings make different sounds depending on the base word.  For example, the ending of cried is spelled the same as the ending of hurried, but they are pronounced differently.

181.5 Story Reading

This is the first task in which the ew letter combination is not underlined (in the story text of the New Passage only).