As your child is learning to read, there is a huge interplay between sounds – letters – words – and sentences that is being learned and internalized.
(Think: if you give a mouse a cookie)
Words are made up of sounds
Sound are represented by letters
Letters say different sounds
What I say is made up of words
What I say is called a sentence
A sentence is made up of words
Words can be sounded out
Words can be written using letters
Letters can be blended to make words
Words are written together to make sentences
There are spaces between words to keep the words apart in a sentence
A sentence ends with a period
A sentence starts with a capital letter
Letters don’t always say what they look like, and what they look like isn’t always what they say.