Phonics- The simple definition from Merriam Webster is “a method of teaching people to read and pronounce words by learning the sounds of letters, letter groups, and syllables”. Kindergarten teachers do this all day long. We sing, we dance, we match, we play. Sometimes it feels like we stand on our heads to do this! Once students start making the connection – it is WONDERFUL! There are those students who just don’t seem to “get it”. They are the students who need the small group/one-on-one time. They are the students who we work it into EVERYTHING for. They are the ones who need some practice at home. We can help them get the practice they need at home by recommending Spectrum Phonics K from Carson Dellosa. You can go right now and see the page – but don’t forget to come back and finish reading!
This is a well-organized workbook. It practices what we do in school. It has a few pages for tracing lines, left to right practice and same and different. These are important skills first. The heart of the book is letters and sounds. There are three pages for each letter. Identification comes first – in isolation and in words. There is handwriting practice along with finding pictures with the beginning sound. Writing the letter and matching the sound is also included. Each letter has some different activities – no boredom here! Rhyming is included. The vowels are included with the short sound. There are consonant and vowel reviews after several letters. At the end of the book is a check-up for vowels and consonants, matching letters, recognizing letters, beginning and ending sounds and abc order. There is also a nice chart for a reference for the letters with pictures. Parents don’t need to worry because the answers are given also! J
Check out this video about it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnC76mCCOmQ
This would make a great review book for the summer. It would be a great supplement for parents to support their child’s school learning. This is just one in the Spectrum series – there is math, reading, language arts, writing, spelling and sight words also available. What great resources to help the students!
I participate in the Brand Ambassador Program for Carson-Dellosa and I received this product for free to try and review.