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ULTIMATE PHONICS SCOPE AND SEQUENCE — CLOSED SYLLABLES — 1

Consonants

Short Vowels 2-4 a = /ă/ 5-6 i = /ĭ/ 7-8 u = /ŭ/ 9-10 e = /ĕ/ 11-12 o = /ŏ/ Consonant Blends (front) 13 sl 14 st 15 sp 16 sn 17 sc 18 sw 19 sk 20 sm 21 br 22 cr 23 dr 24 fr 25 pr 26 tr 27 gr 28 scr 29 spr 30 str 31 cl 32 fl 33 pl 34 bl 35 gl 36 spl 37 tw 38

Sight Words

Consonant Blends (end) 39 st 40 sk, sp 41 nd 42 nt 43 lt 44 lk, lf, ld, lp, lm, lb, lc 45 mp 46 ct, ft, pt 47-50

Consonant Blends (front and end)

— MORE CLOSED SYLLABLES — 51

Sight Words

Consonant Digraphs & Trigraphs 52-54 sh 55-56 ch 57-58 tch 59-60 th = unvoiced 61 wh 62-65 ck Double Consonants at End 66 ff 67 ss 68 ll 69 bb, gg, dd, nn, tt, zz 70 71

qu x

ng and nk Clusters 72 ing 73 ang 74 ength 75 ong 76 ung 77 ink 78 ank 79 unk 80 onk

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ULTIMATE PHONICS SCOPE AND SEQUENCE — VOWEL TEAM SYLLABLES —

— MULTISYLLABLE —

81

Sight Words

82-85 86-89 90-92 93-94 95 96

ee = /ē/ ea = /ē/ oo (“boot”) ai = /ā/ air ay = /ā/

125 126-131 132-133 134 135-137

Compound Words Multisyllable a = /uh/ (“away”, “extra”) al = /ul/ (“medal”) er at end (“faster”)

97-99 100-101 102 103 104 105 106

oa = /ō/ ou (“out”) ow (“cow”) aw (“saw”) au (“Paul”) oy (“boy”) oi (“oil”)

138-139 140 141

Consonant + le syllables le syllable at end tle = /l/ at end (“castle”)

142-145

y = /ee/ at end (“candy”)

146 147

Sight Words Sight Words in words

— ENDINGS — 107

Sight Words

108

Silent e at end (“house”)

109 110

th = voiced (“that”) s = /z/

111-112 113-114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122

s = /s/ ending s = /z/ ending es ending ed = /ed/ ending ed = /d/ ending ed = /t/ ending Double cons. + ed ending ing ending Double cons. + ing ending ful ending

123 124

’ (apostrophe) n’t

— SOFT C AND G — 148-149 150 151-152 153 154 155

c = /s/ (followed by e) c = /s/ (followed by i or y) g = /j/ (followed by e) age = /ij/ (“manage”) dge = /j/ at end (“bridge”) g = /j/ (followed by i or y)

— MAGIC E SYLLABLES — 156-161 162-164 165-168 169 170 171

a = /ā/ (“game”) i = /ī/ (“like”) o = /ō/ (“note”) u = /yoo/ (1st long sound, “use”) u = /oo/ (2nd long sound, “tube”) e = /ē/ (“Pete”)

— OPEN SYLLABLES — 172

Sight Words

173 174-176 177 178-179 180 181

a = /ā/ (“basic”) e = /ē/ (“begin”) i = /ī/ (“item”) o = /ō/ (“bonus”) u = /yoo/ (1st long sound) u = /oo/ (2nd long sound)

182 183

Split vowel pairs (“create”) Split vowels i = /ē/ (“piano”)

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ULTIMATE PHONICS SCOPE AND SEQUENCE — MORE LONG VOWELS —

— MORE SHORT VOWELS —

184-185 186 187

ie = /ē/ (“chief”) ei = /ē/ (“seize”) ey = /ē/ (“key”)

188-190 191 192 193

y = /ī/ (“fly”) ie = /ī/ (“pie”) igh = /ī/ (“sigh”) ind (“kind”)

226 227 228 229 230 231

all = /awl/ (“tall”) al = /awl/ (“salt”) alk = /awk/ (“talk”) a = /ŏ/ (“wash”) oo = short (“good”) u = short oo (“put”)

194 195-196 197 198 199 200

oe = /ō/ (“toe”) ow = /ō/ (“grow”) ou = /ō/ (“soul”) old (“gold”) oll (“roll”) ol (“bolt”)

232-233 234

ea = /ĕ/ (“bread”) ear = /air/ (“bear”)

235

y = /ĭ/ (“gym”)

236 237 238 239

ous = /us/ (“famous”) ou = /ŭ/ (“touch”) our = /ur/ (“journey”) o = /ŭ/ (“son”)

201 202 203 204 205 206

ue = /oo/ (“true) ue = /yoo/ (“cue”) ew = /oo/ (“new”) ew = /yoo/ (“few”) ui = /oo/ (“fruit”) ou = /oo/ (“group”)

207 208 209

eigh = /ā/ (“eight”) ei = /ā/ (“vein”) ey = /ā/ (“hey”)

— R-CONTROLLED SYLLABLES — 210-213 214-215 216 217-219 220-221

ar er ir or ur

222 223 224 225

ear = /er/ (“earth”) wor = /wer/ (“word”) war (“warm”) quar (“quart”)

— SILENT LETTERS AND ADVANCED — 240

Sight Words

241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248-251

sc = /s/ (“scent”) wr = /r/ (“wrap”) kn = /n/ (“knee”) gn = /n/ (“gnaw”) ign (“sign”) gh = silent (“taught”) ought = /awt/ (“thought”) Misc. silent letters

252 253-254

ch = /k/ (“school”) ph = /f/ (“phone”)

255-256 257 258 259 260 261-262

tion = /shun/ (“action”) sion = /shun/ (“mansion”) sion = /zhun/ (“vision”) ci = /sh/ (“special”) ti = /sh/ (“patient”) ture = /chur/ (“picture”)

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