B-2.2 Get Reasoning & Instructions for Use of Initial-Consonants Cards, Basic & Beginning
Who It’s For: Teachers & Independent Learners of predictable Initial Consonant Sounds & Their Spellings in Common One-Syllable Vocabulary
Why You Need It: It’s all that’s necessary to foster phonemic awareness while starting systematic Phonics & Spelling instruction. With charts, diagrams, and word lists, there are suggestions for preparation, language lessons, games, and follow-up. Used with 52 Basic and/or 72 Beginning Word + Picture Cards (or self-created materials), these ideas will enhance word-level instruction.
What You’ll Do:
 Get reasons for using specially-designed educational materials in Phonics & Spelling instruction at novice to high-beginning levels.
 Check the Table of Contents for articles, instructions, and reference lists relevant to your purposes or situations. See what might work for you.
 Peruse the content of the 124 Initial-Consonant cards, connecting them to tips for articulating and spelling sounds that begin words.
 Try out activity ideas. Demonstrate that “playing cards” works in language education when it’s based on solid, graduated learning principles.
 Use the 4-category organization of meaning (People/Animals, Places, Things, Actions) of the 124 targeted items for vocabulary building that progresses from item-naming through composition writing.