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Saxon Phonics 1st Grade

We have finished all of our phonics lessons. We will be reviewing and using skills we have learned for the remainder of the year.
Please review the following rules with your child:

#1- A vowel followed by a consonant is short, code it with a
breve (smile).
#2- An open, accented vowel is long, code it with a macron.
(short, straight line)
#3 When to use k and c in spelling. K(k) is used for the /k/ sound when followed by an i, e, or y. C(c) is used
when followed by an a, o, u, or any consonant letter.
#4 When a word has a short vowel sound and ends with a /k/ sound use ck. Example: pick,   pack,  buck
#5 when a word has more than one vowel sound, it has more than one syllable. You hear a syllable every time you hear a vowel sound.
#6 When the /k/ sound comes after a long vowel use ke to spell the /k/ sound.
#7 A vowel followed by a consonant and sneaky e is long. Code it with a macron(straight line)
#8 Floss Rule: When a one-syllable root word has a short vowel sound followed by the sound /f/, /l/, or /s/, it is usually spelled
ff, ll, or ss.
#9 Final /v/ Spelling Rule- When a word has the final sound /v/ it is spelled ve.
#10 Spelling with Final c : Final /k/ Spelling Rules:
ck after a short vowel, k after consonant or a vowel digraph, ke after a long vowel, c after a word with two or more syllables.
#11 Final, Stable Syllables come at the end of base/root words. They always say the same thing.
#12 The vowel digraph ea can say three things- /e/ as in leaf, /e/ as in thread, and /a/ as in steak.
High Frequency Words: their, there, come, some, does, goes,
been, put, want, was, where, two, done, one, sure,     don't, won't, bought, brought, fought, thought, could, should,
would, school, says, give, have, live, they, people, eye, something, answer, were, early, earth, heard, learn,       word, work, world, today, together, tomorrow, again, four, country  

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