Get learners to continue practicing the names, order, and writing of the 26 alphabet letters with activities called "Letter Lines," "Letter Spaces," "Letter Finds & Counts," "Letter Words," and "Initial Letter Sounds." There are also Letter-Cards to cut out and arrange, as well as printing (manuscript) practice.
Reinforce the essential concept of sounds spelled by letters with explanatory info, explicit directions on what to do, Letter-Sound equivalents with Examples in SideBar Charts, and "Beyond-the-Puzzle Challenge" activities. On four individual pages each, the subject matter of Consonants, Vowels, Syllables is further divided into these subtopics:
• Initial Consonants • Final Consonants • Consonant Combinations • Simple Vowel Sounds • Complex Vowel Sounds • All Vowel Sounds • Closed Syllables • Open vs. Closed Syllables • Two-Syllable Words
Deliver skills-based knowledge--and inspire application--of regular Sound-Letter Correlations through Word Play of 12 Puzzle Types:
• Word Find • Criss-Cross • Linked Words • Letter Choices • Word Maze • Switched Letters • So What's Different? • Meaning Categories • Letter Connect • Letter Jumble • Letter Blocks • Rebus Crossword
What They Can Help You Do:
Further develop students' reading & speaking skills by leading them to "right answers" through discovery of patterns; augment their sense of comfortable confidence when they apply these to the previously frustrating "complexity" of American English sound vs. letters relationships; encourage them to show what they can do by simply following the instructions of pleasurably illustrated, relaxing puzzle formats
Accelerate learning with Reference Puzzle-Word, Syllable-Spelling, & Rhyming-Word Lists. These laboriously compiled, relatively complete, reproducible sound and word collections can supply material for an endless variety of educationally-productive lessons, activities, and games.