You will thoroughly enjoy using this 5 unit comprehensive phonics program to introduce your children to the world of reading. Every thing you need to teach reading is provided. Each phonics-themed unit encompasses the five components of a balanced reading program. According to the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence Center (FLaRE, 2001), “a critical component of balanced reading instruction is direct explicit instruction in:
• phonemic and phonological awareness and letter-sound knowledge in kindergarten and first grade;
• alphabetic knowledge, blending in first grade and sound/symbol correspondence, structural analysis,
contextual clues, and high frequency words;
• comprehension strategies in order to evaluate, synthesize, analyze, connect, infer, and inquire; and
• vocabulary instruction.”
With the extension of writing, students are given an opportunity to apply these skills in every unit.
Each of the five units is approximately 30 pages packed full of classroom tested activities for a total of 150 pages to be covered. Your students will enjoy the fun activities and games with colorful word cards, beautifully illustrated original books or fluency passages, practice sheets, and fun writing prompts. You will have 5 weeks of instruction ready to go!
And don't forget to look for my other Phonics Building Blocks units and the animated Power Point presentations to use in introducing select phonics skills in my store.