VOWEL CONSONANT BLEND 3 YEARS +
Focus: Beginning to read vowel consonant words - Blending sounds together - Initial sounds - Rhymes
Necessary Prior Knowledge:
Needs to have well consolidated knowledge of letters and sounds
The first program in learning to read starts with learning to sound words that are vowel-consonant (VC). We employ a practice of putting letters together to make small words. Strategies are taught for sounding out and word recognition and we have a continuation of Letter of the Day. Plenty of games are used to consolidate and build on prior knowledge. Fun is a priority as is building confidence. Children start to see themselves as successful readers.