|Phoneme||The smallest identifiable sound in a word. For example: the word ship is broken into it's phonemes would be 'sh' 'i' 'p'.|
|Grapheme||A letter or group of letters that represent one sound.|
|VC,CVC, CVCC||These are abbreviations for a pattern of the word. CVC stands for consonant-vowel-consonant.|
|Digraph||Two letters that represent one sound. E.g. 'sh'.|
|Trigraph||Three letters that represent one sound. E.g. 'igh'.|
|Split-digraph||A split- digraph is when a letter brake the digraph up. For example the word 'make' has the split digraph 'a-e' in it.|
|Segmenting||To split up a word into it's individual phonemes so it is easier to read.|
|Blending||To blend the individual phonemes back together to read the complete word.|
|Cluster||when two or more letters make two or more sounds. E.g.'strike' has 'str'.|
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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