SKILL 1

Blending (synthesising) the phonemes represented by the letters and letter groups (graphemes) all-through-the-printed-word, from left to right.

Example:

/p/ /a/ /n/ /t/ /s/ = “pants”

 

SKILL 2

Segmenting (or splitting up) the smallest identifiable sounds (phonemes) and forming new words within the phonemes learned.

Example:

pants” is segmented and blended to form pan, pant, ant, sat, nap, tap

 

SKILL 3

WRITING – recording (tracing) the letters or letter groups (graphemes), from left to right, to represent the phonemes identified from segmenting the words.