I'm working on a book of sequence charts that will explain what each book in the Sound City Reading program teaches. The new sequence chart book is not ready, so I posted the old one, for now, on the home page. I hope it will be useful.
As I've worked to create an overview of how all the books fit together, I've realized that several of the books are inefficient because they repeat the same skills and information that can be found in other books. I can see that reorganizing the Learning The Alphabet books and Exploring Sounds In Words books will provide more flexibility and clarity to the instructional process. Paper and toner are expensive, and I'm hopeful these changes will reduce overall printing costs as well.
Here is a list of pages that will be removed from both books and placed in separate books that focus on specific skills. This will eliminate redundancy. It won't be necessary to repeat the same pages in both books.
I have already made these changes in the files on my computer. I'm pleased to see that by reorganizing the pages, the instruction for all of the alphabet letters will fit into one book instead of two for both Learning The Alphabet and Exploring Sounds In Words.
Comparing Learning The Alphabet And Exploring Sounds In Words
Although the material is similar, the Learning The Alphabet and Exploring Sounds In Words books are at two different levels.
Learning The Alphabet - Easiest Book For Beginners, The Goal Is To Learn The Letters Of The Alphabet And Their Sounds, Students Do Not Have To Master Each Letter To Continue Through The Book, Students Do Not Have To Be Able To Write The Letters Independently.
Exploring Sounds In Words - More Challenging Than The Learning The Alphabet Book, The Goal Is To Be Aware Of The Individual Sounds In Words And Relate Those Sounds To Letters Of The Alphabet, Students Have To Master Each Letter To Continue Through The Book, Students Must Be Able To Write The Letters