Children should know most of the common grapheme-phoneme correspondences. They should be able to read hundreds of words, doing this in three ways:
- Reading the words automatically if they are very familiar;
- Decoding them quickly and silently because their sounding and blending routine is now well established.
- Decoding them aloud.
- Introduce past tense
- Adding suffixes
- Supporting the application of spelling in children’s own writing.