When we are young children and we look at items that are
grouped together, we are taught that their sequence, or order,
are some birds
here are the same birds...
here are the same birds.
Our experience has taught us that these are all the "same" group
of birds. The order they appear in doesn't make any difference.
However, when we learn how to read, suddenly, the sequence
of the objects - in this case - becomes essential.
Sequencing is what allows us to take combinations and by
changing their order, arrive at totally different words—as
you can see in these words:
These differences in sequencing are obvious to us, but not
to a young child who has not yet learned to read. Yet amazingly,
children are not taught this essential aspect of reading.
However, in the Sequences in Sight program of the Phonics
Plus Five™ system, children easily and rapidly acquire
the sequencing skills they need.