These are the heart of a phonics based reading instruction program. These are the most common phonograms (letters and sets of letters) that that make up words in English, and each card includes all the sounds that the phonogram can make. Can be used to teach reading to beginners or as an intervention tool for those who struggle. Romalda Bishop Spaulding, author of the Writing Road to Reading, said that when children are taught using phonograms, instead of being taught alphabet sounds or vowel sounds by turns, there will be much less trouble with reading disabilities. I have used these cards in various forms for the last 12 years and have seen numerous students make marked progress, including those who were identified with learning problems. Almost all students can learn to read but many, if they are not taught phonics to mastery, will not complete the process and become fluent readers. Problems these cards address include inability to decode, poor fluency, and comprehension errors caused by too much attention needed to decode, all skills affected by a student's uncertainty about the sounds.
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TEKS: (Texas Standards).1.3.ai; 1.3.A.ii, 1.3.A.iv, 1.3.Av and 1.3.A.vi
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