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The Ten Skills

These Ten Skills Give Kids the Gift of Word Recognition


Get a free, complete curriculum at the University of Florida Literacy Institute.


West Virginia Phonics is a free curriculum that helps teachers give kids the ten skills.

You can also find these as member content at Tools 4 Reading, or (often with graphics) as Teachers Pay Teachers products.

  • Skill 1: Phonemic Awareness

  • Skill 2: Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC)

    3 weeks, 18 lessons
  • Skill 3: Consonant Blends

    3 Weeks,  9 lessons
  • Skill 4: Consonant Digraphs

    3 weeks, 14 lessons
  • Skill 5: Long Vowels

    3 weeks, 14 lessons
  • Skill 6: Predictable Vowel Teams

    3 weeks, 15 lessons
  • Skill 7: Vowel Teams Multiple Sounds

    3 weeks, 15 lessons
  • Skill 8: Vowel r

    3 weeks,  8 lessons
  • Skill 9: Complex Consonants

    3 weeks, 14 lessons
  • Skill10: Multisyllable Words

    2 weeks, 12 lessons

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Packaged a little differently from the ten skills, the lessons here are wonderfully integrated with the stories.