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    Letterland is the phonics program that we use here at Dudley Shoals Elementary School. Fun, vibrant characters are used to teach the alphabet in a memorable fashion.

    This program starts with what we call the "fast track". This is where we teach 2 letters a day, just brushing over them and getting the children exposed to the letters to start the year.


    Then we start the in depth study of each letter. We spend 2 days studying every letter of the alphabet. We learn who they are in Letterland, their sound and the letter shape.


    When we are finished with the alphabet we study word families and blends. This is a little more difficult, but is a much needed concept for children.