Children need to play with sounds and letters to build a strong foundation for reading. We've all heard our little ones substituting beginning sounds and making nonsense words or rhyming words just because they sound so great. It is important to use this sense of playfulness to keep the fun in learning to read.
By creating, reading, and writing word families, students become very comfortable with new, unknown words. This increases their phonics knowledge and their fluency in reading.
The activities in this book are research based and designed to give children the opportunity to manipulate beginning sounds (onsets) and word family chunks (rimes) to build and write new words.
There are 50 activities that will take the students through the short vowel word families, to the long vowel chunks and even through some special vowel combinations.
The activities are hands-on and require very little, if any, parent preparation. Children can play alone or with others and will build their phonics, sight words, vocabulary and sentence writing skills.
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