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Scope & Sequence - Insights: Phonics in Context for Grade 2

Unit 1: Short Vowels

Apply the correct vowel sounds of words in context by

  • recognizing breve diacritical marks
  • identifying short vowel sounds in words
  • discriminating among short vowel sounds in sentences with picture prompts
  • using word meaning and sentence context to discriminate short vowel sounds in words
  • reading short vowels in context

Unit 2: Blends and Digraphs

Recognize or contrast sounds of consonant blends and digraphs by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination and memory of initial blends sp, sc, sn, sk, sw, and sm
  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of final consonant blends ld, lt, pt, mp, and nd
  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of consonant digraphs ph, gh, wr, and kn
  • reading blends and digraphs in context

Unit 3: Long and Short Vowels

Read long and short vowels by

  • identifying the short vowel sounds in initial or medial positions in one-syllable words
  • categorizing words with long vowel patterns cv, cvce, cvvc
  • recognizing when y is used as a vowel sound
  • using long sounds in words as clues to word and sentence meaning
  • reading vowels in context

Unit 4: Three-Letter Consonant Blends

Recognize or contrast three-letter consonant blends by

  • developing auditory and visual discrimination and memory of three-letter consonant blends scr, spr, str, shr, spl, and thr
  • using word meaning and sentence context to discriminate three-letter blends
  • reading blends in context

Unit 5: Special Vowel Sounds

Develop auditory and visual memory of the ways we make special vowel sounds by

  • writing, listening, and speaking the two ways we make the sound /oi/ as in boy and oil
  • writing, listening, and speaking the five ways we make the sound /ô/ as in saw, auto, walk, cough, and salt
  • writing, listening, and speaking the two ways we make the sound /ow/ as in cow and couch
  • writing, listening, and speaking the three ways we make the sound /ü/ as in moon, rule, and new

Unit 6: Special Vowel Sounds: R-Controlled Vowels

Recognize or contrast special R-controlled vowel sounds by

  • developing auditory and visual memory of the special vowel sounds /ar/, /er/, /ir/, /ur/, and /or/
  • reading r-controlled vowels in story context

Unit 7: Silent Consonant Letters

Identify silent consonant letter combinations by

  • recognizing the silent letters w(wr), k(kn), c(ck), b(mb), gh(gh), and t(tch) in words
  • writing words with correct silent consonant combinations
  • matching words with the same combinations
  • spelling correctly words containing the combinations
  • reading words with silent letters in story context

Unit 8: Special Vowel Review

Recognize and contrast special vowel sounds by

  • writing words with r-controlled vowels
  • developing auditory and visual discrimination of special vowel digraphs – au, aw, al as in auto, saw, ball; oi and oy as in oil and boy
  • comparing the two sounds of
/oo/ as in book and moon
/ea/ as in meat and feather
/ow/ as in cow and low
  • classifying words in categories according to special vowel sounds
  • supplying vowel letter combinations for illustrated words
  • selecting words with special vowels to complete sentences
  • reading special vowels in context