Exploring Sounds In Words, Revised
In this book, students learn to identify beginning and ending sounds and continue to develop oral blending and rhyming skills. They also learn to segment words, breaking them apart into their separate sounds. Students practice writing the letters of the alphabet, studying one letter at a time, and apply their writing skills as they complete the pages in the book. The beginning and ending sound pages are thorough. For each new letter, students complete pages that involve the new letter and the previously taught letter, followed by a review page. On each page, students look at a set of pictures. Guided by the teacher, they write either the beginning sound or ending sound for each picture. Students also learn to slide two-sound vowel-consonant combinations together, as in ab, ac, ad, af, ag, etc. These two-sound units are called "silly sounds" because they are not real words. Students also begin to spell short vowel words using small plastic letters. Instructions for this activity are included.
There are two companion volumes to use with Exploring Sound In Words. They must be purchased separately.
Exploring Sounds In Words Manuscript Handwriting - Students trace large letters and trace and copy smaller letters.
Picture Dictionary A-Z - This book contains illustrated word lists in alphabetical order. All of the words on each list either begin or end with the same sound.