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Word Recognition
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Letter Names and Sounds

Quick Look: First Grade Letter Warm-Up with Flash Cards

At Burgess-Peterson Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, teacher Carla Miller works with her kindergarten students to practice saying letter names and sounds, so it becomes automatic for them. They run through this evolving warm-up deck at the beginning of every phonics lesson. Notice how they name the letter, produce the sound, and sky write the letter formation — three important pathways for building accuracy and fluency

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