Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan has said that the sequence for teaching phonics doesn’t really matter – as long as there is some kind of organized sequence – but it was a good reminder to read it again in his recent blog post, Small Group Phonics in the Classroom – Good Idea or Not?

In his post, he points out that, unlike in math, where some concepts are critical for understand others, that’s not the case in phonics instruction.

Order matters, too, in grammar instruction, though there’s not universal agreement about what the order should be. You can see various suggestions at THE BEST SITES FOR GRAMMAR PRACTICE.

I’m adding this post to The Best Articles & Sites For Teachers & Students To Learn About Phonics.