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B-05.04 Use Simple & Complex Vowels in Beginning Phonics & Spelling Puzzles

B-05.04 Use Simple & Complex Vowels in Beginning Phonics & Spelling Puzzles

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18 Pages                          

Who It’s For: Teachers & Independent Learners of Predictable Vowel Sounds & Most Common & Alternative Spellings in Useful One-Syllable Vocabulary 

Why You Need It: Because they motivate and entertain, puzzles designed to foster phonemic awareness help solvers to reinforce vowel sound-letter correlations they already know and to acquire new ones. For more practice in the sound-symbol patterns of 15 American-English vowel sounds, high beginners and other language students or new readers can enjoy the same 12 formats as those in Basic P & S Puzzles. Even more than repetition, new material based on familiar content strengthens learning, reduces stress, and creates enthusiasm.   

What You’ll Do:  

[1] Use a two-page article on “Vowel Sounds & Letters” for clarification or help in relevant principles and patterns. Reference Charts are designed to help learners review  and get new info in advance. 

[2] Do 4 puzzles (Word Find, Criss-Cross, Linked Words, Letter Choices) with words containing Simple Vowel Sounds. Do 4 more (Word Maze, Switched Letters, So What’s Different? Meaning Categories) to recall and apply patterns of Complex Vowel Sounds. Do the last 4 (Letter Connect, Letter Jumbo, Letter Blocks, Rebus Crossword) for summary and comparison. Refer to Reference Side Bars when helpful.

[3] 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.

[4] If Beginning pages seem too “difficult,” go back to Basic P & S Puzzles. If they are too obvious for the “audience,” move on to Intermediate P & S Puzzles.


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