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What is Phonics? 

Phonics is a method used for teaching children to read letters (graphemes) or groups of letters by saying the sound (phonemes) they represent. 


Vocabulary  Definition 
Digraph A type of grapheme where two letters represent one Phoneme i.e. see.
Grapheme  A letter, or combination of letters, that corresponds to a single phoneme within a word. 
Phoneme A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. 
Split digraph  Two letters that are not nest to one another i.e. cake.
Trigraph A type of grapheme where three letter represent one phoneme i.e. high.


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