Introduced in This Cycle
Phonemes Introduced in This Cycle
Long vowel phonemes /o/ and /u/
"you," "said," "were"
Cycle Word List
In Modules three and four, kindergarteners work on phonemic segmentation and blending and are introduced to decoding and encoding VC and CVC words, as well as words with digraphs. This cycle continues to review patterns introduced in prior cycles (short vowels) and introduces the long sound of the letters 'o' and 'u.'
The following list provides examples of words with patterns from this cycle. Note that the last five words include four phonemes (initial consonant blends). Students who are ready to segment individual sounds within spoken and written words with four phonemes can use words from this list (or similar). For the full cycle overview with word list, Cycle-at-a-Glance, and teaching notes, download the cycle overview.