Average working time 20 minutes per lesson.
Objectives: to develop the ability to recognize the short sound of A, to reinforce identification of words containing the short
sound of A, to give practice in reading sentences which contain
words that have the short sound of A .
Swim through the sea of phonics instruction with 12 lessons that concentrate on the long and short sounds of the vowels. Lively audio introductions set the stage for the vowel sound to be studied. Dramatization and humorous story-lines heighten interest. Students are guided through written exercises grouped around specific vowel sounds, while enjoying Skill-building games, rhymes, puzzles and secret messages. Self-directing/Self-correcting lessons provide for individualized or small group instruction.
Vowels to the Rescue is a multimedia series of 12 lessons designed to supplement and individualize reading instruction for students in grades 2 through 4 but may be used for older students as well. The program concentrates on the long and short sounds of the vowels. Each lesson employs audio and three reproducible activity sheets. This combination of media allows students to work independently with the audio providing an external support system enabling students to discriminate the vowel sounds and to use vowel letters to build words. Students also gain practice with vowel digraphs and phonograms.
The audio lessons in Vowels to the Rescue employ a variety of motivational techniques designed to capture and hold the interest of students. Each lesson begins with an entertaining introduction. The student carefully guided through lesson by a narrator who uses a friendly and positive approach to reading instruction. Immediate evaluation of student responses and additional instruction for difficult concepts give the students strong personal support.
Three illustrated reproducible activity sheets are used in each lesson of the program. The activity sheets offer a variety of skill-building games and enjoyable activities closely correlated with the audio instruction. Activities are completed as the audio presentation progresses.
The Teacher's Guide contains individual summaries of all 12 lessons in the program. Each summary lists the skills objectives of the lesson, a description of each written activity, and reproductions of all student activities with answers.