B-2.5 Get Rationale & Instructions for Use of Initial-Consonants Cards, Intermediate & Advanced
Who It’s For: Teachers & Independent Learners of Common through Unusual Initial Consonant Sounds, Digraphs, & Clusters with their Spellings in One- & Multi-Syllabic Vocabulary
Why You Need It: It covers just about all English sounds and spellings that can begin syllables. Used with 168 Intermediate and/or 248 Advanced Word & Picture Cards (or comparable materials), its steps for preparation, lessons, and follow-up will streamline phonics/spelling instruction at all levels of language proficiency.
What You’ll Do:
 Get the rationale for using linguistically-designed educational materials in Phonics & Spelling instruction at intermediate to advanced learning levels.
 Use 420 typical vocabulary items as examples. Notice how they illustrate nearly all sounds and spellings of the language, from the most basic to the most unusual of sound-symbol correlations. Refer to explanations, charts, and tables for pedagogical info, notes, and teaching tips.
 Follow, adapt, or supplement instructions for prep, lesson, and follow-up activities. Prove to yourself and others that enjoyable card-play, path-board, and oral word competitions can be effective language-ed vehicles.
 Use the classifications of nouns and verbs (People/Animals, Places, Things, Actions/Activities) for vocabulary building. Note that “interesting” proper nouns, including place names, will appeal to advanced learners.