We have updated two Basic Phonogram flashcards and a Spelling Rule.
1) A minor typo has been corrected on the TCH Basic Phonogram Flash Card. The back of the card now reads "Three letter /ch/ used after a single vowel that is not long."
2) We have added the long /e/ sound to the "I" card. While writing the Essentials Curriculum I analyzed thousands of words. In that process I discovered that "I" says the long /e/ sound more commonly than it says the /y/ sound. Therefore the "I" basic phonogram flash card now has four sounds which correspond to the sample words it, ivy, stadium, onion. "I" frequently says the long /e/ sound in Latin root words.
3) It is also possible to predict when "I" will say the long /e/ sound. "I" says long /e/ at the end of the syllable, before another vowel. We have added this phrase to Spelling Rule Card 7. It now reads: Y says long /e/ only at the end of a multi-syllable base word. I says long /e/ at the end of a syllable that is followed by a vowel.