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What is Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping?

Phonics and Spelling Through Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping is a resource for teachers to help students understand the often-confusing relationship between phonemes (the sounds we hear in a word) and graphemes (the letters that represent those sounds).

Motivating for Every Student

With Phonics and Spelling, students learn to connect the sounds of the spoken language to words in print. As they progress in their understanding, they are not only motivated to become proficient spellers, but the skills they learn immediately enable them to become independent decoders of multisyllabic words. Key benefits include:

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Various mapping methods used to illustrate the complex yet predictable letter/sound relationships of written English

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Teaches the association between word sound to word spelling

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Motivational and concrete student lessons

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Why Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping?

  • Builds the foundational skills needed to be a successful reader and writer
  • Develops student confidence in reading and writing English
  • Helps struggling older students who have fallen behind
  • Uses proven methods to help students spell and decode multisyllabic words

Who Benefits from Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping?

The lessons found in Phonics and Spelling Through Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping benefit students in grades K–3 as they learn to read and spell through a highly motivational, concrete, and carefully monitored format. The lessons can also be used in RtI for students in grades 4–6 who have difficulty transferring their phonological awareness to print.

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