The Road to Reading program is a five-step lesson format to remediate and prevent reading difficulties. One of the steps in the program includes the student reading Phonetically Regular Words (PRWs). This set includes PRWs from the Orange Level, which focuses on:
* closed syllables with double final consonants (-ll, -ss, -ff)
* closed syllables with initial l blends (bl, cl, fl, gl, sl, pl), r blends (cr, dr, gr, br, fr, pr, tr), s blends (sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw), and tw
* closed syllables with final blends (-mp, -sk, -st, -ft, -lt, -nt, -lf, -nd, and -nk)
* closed syllable words with -s and -ing when there is no change to the spelling of the base word (e.g., hats, jumps, rocking, fishing)
Each word card features large print. Vowels are color-coded in red to draw student attention, and can easily fit into a small container (such as a travel soap holder) to quickly distribute amongst students.
In my classroom, I have sets of these cards divided between plastic containers. Students are to choose one of the containers and practice reading the cards to themselves while I listen to one student read orally to me at a time. I have these cards printed on white cardstock and laminated for durability.
**Red and Yellow Levels are also available in my store. The rest of the levels will be added soon!