Term: 2 Semesters
Accomodated/Modified Available: No
Phonics, Spelling, and Penmanship teaches students how to read and write letters and words. It focuses on the mechanics side of language. This course explicitly and systematically teaches students the letter sounds in the English language. Students will acquire automaticity of 72 different phonograms by continually reviewing the letter sounds through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The immediate recall of sounds and letters is necessary for students to become better readers, spellers, and writers. This course prepares a student to read by explicitly and systematically teaching how to spell and read individual words. Students will use spelling rules learned in 1st grade as well as learn additional rules to help them spell and read a variety of words with increasing complexity. Once students can effortlessly read individual words, they are then ready to comprehend and write sentences.
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