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CLASSIFY THE LETTERS OR LETTER COMBINATIONS IN YOUR LESSON PLANS



HOW TO CLASSIFY LETTERS

When you classify letters or letter combinations in your lesson plans, you merely recognize a single Alphabetic letter as a VOWEL or as a CONSONANT. You recognize combinations of letters as DIGRAPHS, BLENDS, VOWEL COMBINATIONS or whatever category your lesson plans place the letter combinations in. Following are a few classifications to give you the idea:

Digraphs
sh, ch, tch, th, ck, wh, gh, gn, kn, ph

Blends
br, cr, dr, fr, gr, tr, str, sn, sp, st, sw, sm, tw, bl, cl, fl, gl, pl

Vowel Combinations
ee, ea, ai, ay, oa

Vowel Diphthongs
aw, ew, ow, ou, oi, ou

R controlled vowels
ar, er, ir, or, ur, ire, are, air, ore, ure

Ending Sounds
ing, ss, ll, ang, alk, amp, ind, ight, y, ice, our, out

Long OO
oo

Short OO oo

S sounding like Z

Hard G

Hard C

Soft G

Soft C

 

Copyright 1997 by Bill and Janae Cooksey, All rights reserved. No part of this material may be published in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher.

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