Grade K - English

Learning Letter Sounds (Credit: 1.00)

Learning Letter Sounds focuses on letters and how they are introduced in order of their frequency of use rather than in alphabetical order. The first six letters introduced (o, s, t, a, r, e) appear in 50% percent of the words in the English language. Once the next six letters (n, i, l, u, c, p) are taught, the child has 80% of the letters. Vowels are combined with consonants, and letters are paired to make the learning process easier. Letter learning tasks vary in difficulty. Tasks, in increasing order of difficulty, are: matching letters, identifying letters named, and recalling letters from memory. Learning letter names in this manner does not preclude the necessity for also learning alphabetical order.