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STUDY AND MASTER ALL THE SOUNDS BELOW

STEP ONE SOUNDS

BELOW YOU WILL FIND TEXT SAMPLES ILLUSTRATING THE SOUNDS TO HELP YOU PRESENT THE MATERIALS OF OUR STEP ONE PROGRAM.

BELOW IS A REFERENCE GUIDE FOR SOUNDS YOU WILL NEED TO KNOW IN STEP ONE:

A
long vowel as in ate
short vowel as in at

B
b as in bat

C
hard c as in cat
soft c as in center

D
d as in dog

E
long vowel as in eat
short vowel as in egg

F
f as in fun

G
hard g as in go
soft g as in gym

H
h as in hot

I
long vowel as in ice
short vowel as in it

J
j as in jump

K
k as in kiss

L
l as in lot

M
m as in mom

N
n as in Nancy

  O
long vowel as in old
short vowel as in odd

P
p as in pet

Q
q as in quiet

R
r as in rat

S
s as in sat

T
t as in top

U
long vowel as in rude
short vowel as in up

V
v as in victory

W
w as in we

X
x as in excellent

Y
y as in yes

Z
z as in zebra
 

CONSONANT EXERCISES WITH VOWELS

BAEIOU
ba, be, bi, bo, bu
as in
bat
bet
bit
botch
but

CAEIOU
ca, ce, ci, co, cu
as in
cat
center
city
cotton
cup

DAEIOU
da, de, di, do, du
as in
dad
dentist
dig
dot
dug

FAEIOU
fa, fe, fi, fo, fu
as in
fat
fed
fit
fog
fun

GAEIOU
ga, ge, gi, go, gu
as in
gas
gender
giraffe
got
gum

HAEIOU
ha, he, hi, ho, hu
as in
hat
hem
hit
hot
hum

JAEIOU
ja, je, ji, jo, ju
as in
Jack
jet
jig
job
jump

KAEIOU
ka, ke, ki, ko, ku
as in
Kathy
kept
kiss
ko (sounds like co in cod)
ku (sounds like cu in cup)

LAEIOU
la, le, li, lo, lu
as in
lad
let
lick
lot
lug

MAEIOU
ma, me, mi, mo, mu
as in
man
men
mitt
mom
mud

NAEIOU
na, ne, ni, no, nu
as in
nag
net
nibble
not
nut

PAEIOU
pa, pe, pi, po, pu
as in
pat
pet
pig
pot
punch

QU-AEIOU
qua as in quack
que as in quest
qui as in quick
quo as heard in the qu sound of quad
quu as heard in the qua sound of quadruplet

RAEIOU
ra, re, ri, ro, ru
as in
rat
red
rid
rot
run

SAEIOU
sa, se, si, so, su
as in
sat
set
sit
sock
sup

TAEIOU
ta, te, ti, to, tu
as in
tack
Ted
Tim
Tom
tummy

VAEIOU
va, ve, vi, vo, vu
as in
vat
vex
vixen
vomit
vu (sounds like fun but with v instead of f: vun)

WAEIOU
wa, we, wi, wo, wu
as in
wag
wet
wit
wobble
wu (sounds like mud but with w instead of m: wud)

XAEIOU (X sound like Z)
xa, xe, xi, xo, xu
as in
za, ze, zi, zo, zu
examples: sounds like
mat but with z instead of m: zat
met but with z instead of m: zet
bit but with z instead of b: zit
mom but with z instead of m: zom
mud but with z instead of m: zud

Again say the same sounds but instead of z say ks as heard in the word fix.

XAEIOU (X sound like KS)
ax, ex, ix, ox, ux
as in
aks, eks, iks, oks, uks

YAEIOU
ya, ye, yi, yo, yu
sounds like
mat but with y instead of m: yat
met but with y instead of m: yet
bit but with y instead of b: yit
mop but with y instead of m: yop
mud but with y instead of m: yud

ZAEIOU
za, ze, zi, zo, zu
mat, met, mitt, mop, mud but instead of m say the z sound as in zip
zat, zet, zit, zot, zud

  VOWELS & CONSONANTS BY NAME & SOUNDS

VOWEL NAMES
a, e, i, o, u

VOWEL SOUNDS
at, egg, it, odd, up

CONSONANT NAMES
b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y, z

CONSONANT SOUNDS
be, cup, do, fun, go or gym, hot, jump, kiss, lot, man, not, pet, quiet, rat, sit, Tom, victory, we, xoom or fix, yes, zebra

THE ALPHABET BY NAME
a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z

MOON WORDS (Dictation)
fom.bef
laz.fub.siv
(Say each consonant sound. Say the short sounds of the vowels. The periods separate the syllables.)

PHONETICALLY CORRECT
Examples:
cit (sit) cet (set) cin (sin) sed (said) jem (gem) jin (gin) ged (Jed)  

EXCEPTION TO THE RULE
(bad boy letter "g" doesn't follow the rule)
Example: get (should sound like jet but it doesn't)