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Scope & Sequence - Insights: Phonics in Context for Grade 1

Units 1, 2, and 3: Initial Consonants I, II, III

Unit 1: b, l, t, m, h, s

Unit 2: p, k, v, g, f, d, q

Unit 3: w, n, c, j, r, y, z

Identify the initial consonant sound/letter relationships by

  • developing auditory discrimination and memory of the letter/sounds
  • developing visual discrimination among the initial consonants
  • relating initial consonants to the appropriate beginning sounds of words or pictures in context
  • reading consonants in context

Unit 4: Consonants in Three Positions

Identify consonant sound/symbol relationships in initial, medial, and final positions in words by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination to identify positions of given letter/sounds
  • writing the letters in a grid according to their position in words and pictures
  • reading consonants in context

Unit 5 and 6: Short Vowels I and I

Identify short vowel sound/symbol relationships (Unit 5: a, e, i; Unit 6: o, u) in initial, medial, and final positions in words by

  • developing auditory discrimination and memory of the given letter/sounds
  • using auditory and visual cues to identify the position of given letter/sounds
  • applying knowledge of given letter/sound relationships and their positions to complete words and sentences
  • reading short vowels in context

Unit 7 and 8: Consonant Blends I and II

Recognize and contrast sounds represented by consonant blends (Unit 7: br, fl, cr; Unit 8: pl, dr, cl) by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of given blends in words
  • discriminating among blends in words and pictures
  • writing blends to complete words
  • reading blends in context

Unit 9: Compound Words

Understand how compound words are formed by

  • putting together compound words
  • dividing compound words into component words
  • using context to understand compound word meaning

Units 10 and 11: Consonant Blends III and IV

Recognize and contrast sounds represented by consonant blends (Unit 10: fr, sl, gr; Unit 11: tr, bl, pr, gl) by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of given blends in words
  • discriminating among blends in words and pictures
  • writing blends to complete words
  • reading blends in context

Unit 12: Consonant Digraphs

Recognize and contrast initial consonant digraphs ch, sh, th, and wh; and final consonant digraphs ch, sh, and th by

  • drawing a distinction between blends and digraphs
  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of digraphs
  • discriminating between given digraphs in words
  • writing digraphs to complete words
  • applying knowledge of given digraphs to words and stories

Unit 13: Long Vowels I

Identify long vowel sounds a, e, i, o, u in the word patterns cv and cvce by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of the letter and its sounds
  • discriminating letter/sounds written in the cv and cvce word patterns
  • applying knowledge of letter/sound relationships, word patterns, and context to complete words and sentences
  • reading long vowels in context

Unit 14: Long Vowels II

Identify diphthongs ai, ay, ea, ee, oa, and oe in the word pattern cvvc; and letter y as a vowel; by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of the diphthong letter/sounds written in cvvc pattern
  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of the long e and i sounds of y
  • applying knowledge of letter/sound relationships, word patterns, and context to complete words and sentences

Unit 15: Sounds of C, G, and S

Identify the soft and hard sounds of letters c and g and variant sounds of the letter s by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of the given letter/sounds
  • discriminating the different sounds of the three letters within words
  • reading c, g, and s in context