I'm posting in the 1st grade forum even though I teach 2nd grade because so many of the kids in my school are one or more years behind. Last year was my first year teaching 2nd. My previous experience was in 3-5. As you may have heard, the adage goes, "K-2 is learning to read, 3-5 is reading to learn." I struggled with the switch! One thing that always confused me was the order of phonics instruction. I felt like I did my lower kids a disservice because I never knew what to focus on (and in what order) to help them the most. My school has plenty of resources for phonics, but oddly, no program to help me determine what should be taught, and in what order. Do you have a resource that might help me? I'm looking for something that will help me plan, week by week (in a perfect world,) the phonics skills that should be introduced and a recommended order.