Can your child say all the letters of the alphabet in the correct order? Do they know the name for each letter, as well as the sound that it makes?
Key phonics Vocabulary.
Phoneme - the smallest unit of sound in a word
Grapheme - letter(s) representing a phoneme: t, ai, igh
Digraph - two letters which make one sound
•A consonant digraph contains two consonants sh ck th ll
•A vowel digraph contains at least one vowel ai ee ar oy
Trigraph - three letters, which make one sound tch ear igh dge
Split vowel - a digraph in which the two letters are not adjacent (e.g. a-e as in make or i-e in site)
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