First graders will love our Lively Language Arts 1 course.  Starting with the alphabet, homeschoolers will build a foundation that will stay with them throughout a lifetime of communication.  Students will learn sound recognition, the building blocks of phonics, vowels and consonants, letter blends, and contractions.  Homeschoolers will gain a basic understanding of how letters work together to form short words, serving as a foundation for the next year's study of more complex words.

Course Outline:

 1: Alphabet Review

 2: Initial Sound Recognition 'f', 'b', 'p', 'n', 'h'

 3: Initial Sound Recognition 'g', 'j', 'l', 'c'

 4: Initial Sound Recognition 'd', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z' & Final Sound Recognition 'p,' 'g'

 5: Final Sound Recognition 'n,' 't' & Review

 6: Letter Discrimination & Letter Blends 'a'

 7: Letter Blends 'a,' 'e'

 8: Letter Blends 'i,' 'o'

 9: Letter Blends 'u'

10: 2 Letter Blends with Long 'e'

11: 2 Letter Blends with Long 'o' and Sight Words

12: 3 Letter Blends with Short 'a'

13: 3 Letter Blends with Short 'an'

14: 3 Letter Blends with Short 'ap'

15: 3 Letter Blends with Short 'et'

16: 3 letter Blends with Short 'ed'

17: 3 Letter Blends with Short 'en'

18: 3 Letter Blends with Short 'in' and Sight Words

19: 3 Letter Blends with Short 'it'

20: 3 Letter Blends with Short /ut/

21: 3 Letter Blends with Short /un/

22: 3 Letter Blend /ot/

23: Long /ate/

24: Long /ade/ & /ame/

25: Long /ide/

26: Long /ine/

27: Words with /ee/ & /ea/

28: Digraphs Beginning with 's'

29: Words with /oo/

30: Digraphs with 'r'

31: Digraphs with 'l'

32: Digraphs with "h"

33: Contractions

34: Review

35: Review

36: Finishing Up!

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