Author: Elaine Kirn-Rubin
Suitable for: K-8, Secondary, Young Adult, Adult
What It Is: 8 separate Bingo Games 9-16 with 80 Boards displaying 128 words containing the most frequent sounds of American English with the most regular + 8 Sets of Caller Cards + 60-page book of pedagogy, instructions for game play with variations, creative activity ideas, reproducibles, and reference lists
Why You Need It: Newly comfortable with the concept of a regular system of phonics (sounds spelled by letters) in American English, Beginning readers and language learners are likely to enjoy playing games with contrasting pairs and groups of words. The material can supplement an organized course of word-level instruction in pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary--or be used as a pressure-relieving diversion to reinforce the patterns students are learning in other ways in an integrated oral- or written-language skills course.
What it Does:
presents one-syllable vocabulary items with the most regular spellings for American-English sounds in 8 Games, on 16-item Boards of pictures with word captions; shows the relevant symbols for sounds with their most common letter-spellings below
covers 7 "simple" vowels in Game 9; 7 "complex" glides and diphthongs, in Game 10; all 14 vowels in Games 11 & 12; contrasts in 18 initial consonants in Games 13 & 14--and in 18 final consonants in Games 15 & 16.
supplies helpful, level-appropriate teacher/learner info with a Summary of Beginning-Level Phonics (Sound-Spelling) Patterns; instructions and suggestions for efficient, effective activities and play with plenty of variation; reproducible Charts, exercises, and testing pages, with answers.
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