Students have reviewed all letters and sounds. They are reading closed syllable words. Closed syllables are words with one vowel that are followed by a consonant (examples-cat, it, lost, craft). These syllable types always have the short vowel sound (the sound that does not say its name). They are reading and writing these words. Students work on dictating sentences that have capital letters in the beginning and punctuation at the end. They are asked to proofread their work. They have learned the trick words: the, a, and, is, his and of.