Teaching phonics skills is a lot like baking a cake. Skipping ahead or missing a step, almost always makes your lessons flop. Students are either too confused, or too overwhelmed, or too bored… And you’re unsure what to try next. But when you know the best order to teach phonics, it’s like getting your hands on an easy-to-follow recipe. In an instant, it’s a million times easier (and a million times faster!) than just guessing or using trial and error. You just need to follow it one step at a time!
So, what’s the recommended sequence for checking everything off the list? Here are the first 11 phonics skills I always teach new readers…
- Letter sounds
- CVC short vowel word families
- Magic E
- Vowel teams
- R-influenced vowels
- Word endings
Grab Our Free Phonics Scope and Sequence
We wanted to make it *really* easy for you to teach all of these skills to your students so we came up with a solution that will knock your teaching socks off: for the first time ever, we’re passing along the exact step-by-step scope and sequence we use to teach EVERY phonics skill on that list inside the Reading Roadmap system.
And did I mention that the scope and sequence is free?!
Just print it off and slide it into your reading binder so you can quickly track your progress as you move students from one phonics skill to the next.
The best part is that once you teach the first eight letters on the list (m, s, f, a, p, t, c, i), students will actually be able to start reading and writing WORDS because those eight letters can be rearranged in dozens of different ways to make SIT, MAT, PIT, TAP, SIP, and soooo many other combinations.
And THAT means your students will transition from being non-readers to actual readers in the blink of an eye.
Print the Best Order to Teach Phonics
Click the big blue “Download Here” button below to snag the exact, step-by-step scope and sequence we use to teach EVERY phonics skill on that list inside the Reading Roadmap system.