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Phonics & Fluency

Phonics & Fluency

In this session, we will cover Phonics & Fluency constructs that will be tested on the ACAP this spring.

    • ACSS 8: Apply knowledge of phoneme-grapheme correspondences, multisyllabic word construction, and syllable division priniciples to decode and encode (spell) words accurately in isolation and in context.
    • ACSS 12: Read high-frequency words commonly found in grade-appropriate text accurately and automatically.



Students will bring home a packet of resources that align with the focuses of the workshop session. Additionally, current BTA Tutoring clients will be able to find supplemental practice online in IXL.

What you’ll learn

  • Decode multisyllabic words with common syllable patterns, including open/closed, vowel-r, vowel-consonant-e, vowel teams, consonant-le, and odd or schwa syllables.
  • Apply knowledge of multisyllabic word construction and syllable division principles to decode grade-appropriate multisyllabic words.
  • Decode and encode words with three-consonant blends, digraphs, trigraphs, quadrigraph eigh, combinations, diphthongs, and silent letter combinations.
  • Decode and encode words with graphemes that represent multiple sound-symbol correspondences by applying knowledge of most common to least common frequency.
  • Decode and encode multisyllabic words using knowledge of stress or accent to pronounce a word correctly, including the schwa sound when appropriate.
  • Decode and encode words using knowledge of the morphological structure of a word, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots.
  • Decode and encode contractions with am, is, has, not, have, would, and will.
  • Decode and encode frequently confused homophones accurately using knowledge of English and meaning to facilitate learning.
  • Decode and encode words with hard and soft c and g.
  • Decode and encode grade-appropriate high frequency words that follow regular and irregular phoneme-grapheme correspondences, using knowledge of the specific sound-symbol correspondences that are irregular.

Sample Class Format

  • Introduction (5 min)
  • Instruction (50 min)
  • Break (10 min)
  • Review & Practice (55 min)
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