This unit works on the following:
Phoneme Segmentation-This is a student's ability to orally break apart a word or segment a word. You can practice this at home. If you say the word cat, your child should be able to segment the word into three sounds /c/ /a/ /t/. From here we progress to closed syllables with blends. (Example: beginning blends stop /s/ /t/ /o/ /p/ and then ending blends jump -/j/ /u/ /m/ /p/ which can be more difficult.
Students are also learning about digraphs. Digraphs are two letters that make one sound. The following are digraphs:
wh, ch, sh, th, ck
Keyword wh - whistle - /w/
Keyword ch - chin - /ch/
Keyword sh - ship - /sh/
Keyword th - thumb - /th/
Keyword ck - sock - /ck/
Students also learn that when a closed syllable in in the sound k/, they use the digraph ck . Examples: sick, dock. pack
Students are learning when to use question marks.
Students are also learning Narrative Story Form including character, setting, and main events.
We are emphasizing that students read with accuracy and prosody. We want them to make sure that they are reading the right words, they make sense in text and that they begin to read with expression.
Students are also asked to retell stories with pictures, notes and visualization.
unit 3 Trick Words are: as, has, to, into, we, he, she be, me, for, or