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Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Letter Names and Sounds

Timeline for Introducing Letters


There's no settled-on best sequence for introducing the letters. But experts agree teachers should use an order that helps students get to reading and spelling words quickly. This chart has a sample sequence that starts with 'a', 't', 'c', and 'd'. Teachers introduce two new letters per week.

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