This reading program has incorporated both, the phonic system instruction and sight words recognition exercises.
A student has to translate an unfamiliar printed word to speech by decoding (sounding out). He has to recognise and apply letter-sound rules to a string of letters forming a word. The more letter-sound patterns the student will learn, the easier it will be to acquire the skill of rapid automatic recognition of words in a text. The words that have familiar segments are easier to remember and recall.
Each worksheet is divided into 2 parts. The top part has 24 pictures and the bottom part has 24 words (names of the pictures) organised randomly. The task is to find a matching word for each picture.
The worksheets are divided into 3 sections:
Worksheets 1 - 14 teach and practice spelling patterns, each worksheet is dedicated to a particular pattern.
Worksheets 15 - 24 are organised around a theme.
Worksheets 25 - 34 reinforce the spelling rules (patterns) from previous worksheets.
In the first and second part the students look at a picture and find the word.
In the third part the word comes first and the picture second.. The reading (decoding) is first, and the picture (name) second.
We strongly recommend to use the LUK system (24 tiles) for this workbook, however the worksheets may be used without the LUK self checking system.