Phonics skills are such important reading tools, particularly for early readers, intervention students (RTI), and ELL students. The Phonics Alphabet Book has been strategically designed to help early readers connect alphabet letters to the sounds they make in order to read quickly and easily.
This is what is unique about the Phonics Alphabet Book:
• Because the 5 vowels are special letters, vowels are RED, and consonants are BLUE. This is especially helpful if you use red/blue magnetic letters as manipulatives for phonics word work.
• It includes BOTH short and long vowel sounds...as separate sounds.
• It includes BOTH soft and hard c and g sounds...as separate sounds.
• Photographs provide high interest picture clues. Many students prefer photographs to illustrations. Photographs are also better to use with ELL and reading intervention students because basic skills can be targeted without seeming too babyish.
• A sans serif font is used because it is closer to student writing. Students learn that reading and writing are reciprocal skills.
• Text is aligned on the left to train the eye to read left to right.
• Simple sentences are also included to start building high frequency word recognition and fluency in a real context. It's one thing to build sound/symbol connections, but adding simple sentences leads to real reading of text...and nothing builds a confident reader faster than real reading!
There are so many wonderful alphabet books available, but The Phonics Alphabet Book is different because it is specifically designed to teach the phonics skills needed to crack the code of reading.
Lorrie L. Birchall
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