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A phonogram is a letter, or group of letters, that represents a specific sound. Learning, memorizing, and understanding the 70 phonograms is a very important part of the reading process. These 70 phonograms are building blocks that provide the foundation for the more complex components of the reading process, such as decoding, writing, and spelling.
If you would like to practice the 70 phonograms at home with your child, which we highly recommend, please utilize the resources below which include a complete phonogram video, websites, and printable phonogram flashcards. For your convenience, we also have hard copies of the Phonogram DVD available for purchase for only $5.
I will introduce one row of phonograms each week until we are through the first set (orange row). Then we will stop and really hammer those for a few weeks until we know them forwards and backwards. Then I will begin introducing the second set of phonograms a few at a time. The second set is MUCH harder that the first set, so the pace that we go will depend on how well the kids are learning them.
When we take our phonogram quizzes on Friday, I will randomly choose 10 phonograms out of the ones we have learned. I usually try to throw in a few easy ones and a few tricky ones to see how they do.