Cycle 6

In this cycle, students work with the short vowel “e,” which can often be the most difficult for students to distinguish from the other vowels. Students are given ample practice decoding and encoding words with three and four phonemes. Lesson extensions provide the ability to use initial and final consonant blends as in the words “flesh” and “best.” Direct instruction of “-ank,” “-ink,” “-unk,” and “-onk,” build from the “-ng” work in prior cycles while also allowing for the review of /a/, /i/, /u/, and /o/.