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•  Decode and blend sounds to read and spell words with the 6 syllable types: closed, open, r-controlled, vowel team, vowel-consonant-silent e, and final stable syllable


•   Identify word structure, such as: blends, digraphs, combinations, diphthongs, base words, prefixes, suffixes, compound words, and contractions


•   Improve manuscript letter formation and handwriting using the D’Nealian style


•  Read and spell 100 high frequency words 

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1st Grade - Available inD'Nealean & Zaner-Bloser!


Watson Works Phonics & Spelling 1st Grade reinforces the alphabetic awareness, letter formation, and phonological and phonemic awareness taught in Kindergarten, and builds on those skills so that by the end of 1st grade, students will:

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Watson Works Phonics & Spelling for 1st Grade


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