In 1st grade you have been learning to read CVC words (consonant-vowel-consonant) like t-a-p.
The CVC words have short vowel sounds. Watch the video to review short vowel sounds.
You have learned the sounds for digraphs (2 letters, but 1 sound). Watch the video to review digraph sounds.
wh ch sh
You have learned to blend the letters to use in CVC words.
bl tr sp
sl br sc
You have begun to learn long vowel sounds.
- the silent "e" at the end of the word making the vowel long (say its own name)
- you were just learning the long vowel patterns
Watch the video to review long vowel sounds