Learn these helpful strategies while following the sequence for learning how to read. Start with short vowels, blending left to right. Then as more vowel patterns are learned, also scan the word for other parts and patterns.

Silent e – Nōte an e at the end
Bossy R – Observe an R
Diphthongs & Vowel Teams – Look for vowel teams
Syllables – Nōtice a closed or ōpen syllable
More ways that vowels can be long – Bē/gin with long, Vĭs/it short
To Fīnd lŏng, Pĭck Bōth
Tricky Y – Discovery of a Y at the end
Schwa – Be aware of schwa
Be careful with these Consonants that vary
Consonant DigraphsChecking for H Brothers & -ng
Keep Cautious with K & C
Give Care (on a nice page) with G & C

The strategies for reading chart is included in the free CD calendar, and in the Phonics Pow Toolkit.