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Phonics Rules - 'c' as /s/

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For children who are dyslexic, it is very important to teach them all of the sounds and rules in a very structured, cumulative manner (this is known as the Orton-Gillingham approach). One of our phonics rules (in the English language) is when the letter 'c' has the /s/ sound. This only happens when the letter 'c' is followed by an 'e', 'i' or 'y'.

When reading a word, such as "accelerate", it is important to know that the first 'c' says /k/, but the second 'c' says /s/. Students should be taught to always take note of any letter that follows a 'c'.

This app will give a brief lesson on this rule, with a quiz to follow, and then offer three activities regarding this rule.