Intermediate Phonics Book 1 - REVISED - March, 2012
Teaches the "th," "sh" and "ch" sounds. These are common sounds/spellings in the English language, and cannot be understood just by sounding out the individual letters. (Revised to include teaching the voiced and unvoiced "th" sound.)
Teaches end-of-word consonant combinations that use the letter "s" (-sh, -st, -sk and -ss as in fish, fast, ask and glass). Also teaches the -zz ending (fuzz), the rule-breaker word, was, and that "th" can go at the beginning or end of words (as in them or path, etc.)
Teaches the remaining consonant combinations that go at the end of words (-ck, -ct, -ch, -tch, -nch, -gg, -tt, -ff as in clock, fact, much, catch, lunch, egg, Matt and fluff). Also teaches the difference between of and off.
Teaches the end-of-word consonant blends that use the letter "L": -lk, -ld, -lt, -lf, -lp and -ll, as in milk, belt, self, help and well. Note that L-Controlled vowels (all, cold, pull, etc,) are taught in book #15.