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Sound 1; short sound match, can, stand, pack, Dan, lass, ant, lack, fathom, graphic mash, paragraph, stack, plastic, manage, pal, pat, passion, chat, cat, hat, ant, Pam, cab, sad, happy, thank, land, fantastic, plait Spelling:(a, ai)

Sound 2; long sound march, can’t, staff, park, dance, last, pass, aren’t, lark, father, stark, car, marsh, graph, plaster, art, part, partial, chart, cart heart, half, calm, palm, aunt, laugh, draught, sergeant, bazaar, bizarre Spelling: (a, ar, ear, al, ear, au, er, aar, arre)

Compare sounds 1 & 2 hat-heart, match-march, ant-aren’t, can-can’t, cat-cart • You aren’t my aunt Anna • They laughed and chatted in Mattingly Park • Mac and Mark are having a party in March • Write half a paragraph under this graph • Thanks for parking my car, sergeant

The sounds in accents below marked * do not always correspond with the above picture and phonemic symbol. Click on accent names below for diagrams and more details.

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