Reading: Recognising letters and words
A letter pattern like ‘ow’ may sound different in different words. As in ‘slow down’, where it sounds like 'oh'.
Quick tips for tutors
Recognising letters and words includes:
- The importance of alphabetic sequence in accessing indexed information (as in dictionaries, phone books)
- Using common letter patterns to support reading fluency
- Understanding the contributions of other languages to the English language