So far, I have been focusing on researching how to teach printing. I have found that: “A grapheme is the written symbol either an individual letter (s, m, a) or sequence of letters (th, sh, ch, oy) that are used to represent a single phoneme” (Right Track Reading). I have been specifically reading about the order in which to teach letter formation. I have found a few different orders that different programs say are the best, but what they all have in common is that they teach the letter out of order, in both printing and when teaching phonemes.“ A phoneme is the smallest speech sound example the sound /s/ or /ch (Right Track Reading). Most programs state that you should focus on printing lower case letters first because they are more common in text and more useful when writing. Many teachers stated that the first letters they teach are those in the students name since it is meaningful to them. Then an interesting order that I read about was to start with the straight line letters (l, i, t, f, j) and then move into the letters that start like a ‘c’ (c, o, a, d, g, q), then letters that are like an ‘r’ (r, n, m, p, b, h) and then the extras (e, s, k, u, x, v, w, y, z). I observed my sponsor teacher doing an order similar to this when doing printing practicum with my practicum class.