Cycle 11

In this cycle, students continue to work with consonant blends. Direct instruction of the final blends “-lt,” “-ft”, “-st,” “-nt," “–nd,” “-nk,” and “–ng” to produce words such as “ended,” “melted,” “lifted,” etc. allows for the introduction of the “-ed” suffix, pronounced /id/. Students are also introduced to an alternate spelling of the /ow/ sound; “ou.”