I am feeling frustrated that I am being 'told' to teach split digraphs in an order that makes no sense to me. Letters and Sounds advocate teaching long vowel grapheme 'ie' first, then the split digraph i-e. In this way, links can be made between the words tie and time, pie and pine and so on, to illustrate how the split digraph works. Ruth Miskin suggests teaching split 'a' first. To me this seems to be illogical, as there are no common words with the /ae/ grapheme to help introduce the concept of split digraphs. Any thoughts on this?