Children learn the tricky aspects of our written code faster when we present the information in an orderly way.

  1. First, when we teach with a focus onĀ sounds, children can easily connect because they come to school already knowing the sounds of our language.
  2. Second, when we teach new phonics information all at one time with a focus on just 1 sound at a time, they absorb and file away the information more easily.

Thus, we utilize a graphic organizer such as the following to help our students build a mental framework, or schema, of the main spellings of a target sound, such as the sound /ee/.

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1st Grade_ee sound_Sort It & Guided Reading

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