From Basic Phonics & Spelling Puzzles: 2 Pages of Pedagogy; 4 Pages Each for Simple, Complex, & All Vowel Sound Puzzles; 2 Pages for Puzzle Solutions, 1 Reference Word List, 1 Path Board
Who It’s For: Teachers & Independent Learners of the Most Frequent, Predictable Vowel Sounds & Spellings in Common One-Syllable Vocabulary
Why You Need It: Puzzles designed to foster phonemic awareness help language learners and new readers to get used to vowel sound-letter correlations with less stress. After explanation, there are 12 puzzle varieties. These entertaining “instructional steps” become more challenging not only in format but in content: the relative frequency of their (illustrated) vocabulary items & their spelling patterns.
What You’ll Do:
 Use a two-page Intro for review or help in principles and patterns of Vowel Sounds & Spellings. Reference Charts are designed to help learners “get the point” in advance.
 Do 4 puzzles (Word Find, Criss-Cross, Linked Words, Letter Choices) that focus on Simple Vowel Sounds; 4 (Word Maze, Switched Letters, So What’s Different? Meaning Categories) targeting Complex Vowel Sounds; and 4 (Letter Connect, Letter Jumbo, Letter Blocks, Rebus Crossword) that summarize and contrast previously covered patterns. Refer to Reference Side Bars when helpful.
 Use the alphabetical Vowel Sounds & Spellings Reference List and illustrated Puzzle Solutions to check answers, to review, and/or to create and conduct related lessons and/or puzzle– or game-like activities.