This course lays the foundation for successful reading, using the primary building blocks of phonemic awareness, listening, comprehension, phonics and vocabulary instruction, and daily exposure to books. Students begin phonics by learning to name letters and to associate letters with sounds. Then students link letter names to words in their personal vocabularies. By the end of the course, students are able to identify consonant sounds at the beginning and end of words and recognize short vowel sounds. Skills are introduced through classic stories and poems. Language skills and handwriting come together as the student composes journal entries and short narratives.

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