Cycle 7

In this cycle, students continue to practice encoding and decoding single-syllable short “e” words with three and four phonemes, allowing ample time for this potentially challenging vowel sound. Initial and final clusters for use in short “e” words are offered as extensions (e.g., “chest,” “blend”). High-frequency, one syllable words ending with “y” as long “i” are introduced. The suffix “-ing” as a doing suffix (“thinking,” “flying,” “crying,” “jumping,” “going”, etc.) is offered as an extension.