This workbook provides practical ways for teachers and parents to prepare children for learning to read by building up concepts of language, decoding and phonological awareness. The activities help to focus the child’s attention to print. The aim is to motivate the emergent reader to find pleasure in reading.
The activities guide the beginner reader through simple steps to read 'consonant - vowel - consonant' type of words with speed and proper expression. The words are paired with meaningful pictures to assist the automatic recall of words and efficient decoding of the printed information.
There are about 5 worksheets each dedicated to the five vowels and 3 worksheets with frequently used sight words.
The activities are designed to find and circle the matching words and to join them or cut the words out, find the matching pair and glue the word to the picture/word.
Use phonic clues to decode (read) and find the matching words.
Focus on the beginning and the end sounds to find the match, take note of the vowel sound.
As the activities do not require writing the child maintains an undivided attention to visual discrimination.
The workbook is designed for the miniLUK with 12 tiles. We strongly recommend the LUK system, however the workbook may be used on its own without the use of LUK.