Start with your a-b-c's in Laughing Letters and continue in Funny Phonograms, into early 3rd grade for a thorough taste of all necessary phonics. You will get the full package in Laughing Letters and Funny Phonograms.
Break-through foundational literacy barriers! Students who cannot remember how to read or spell their phonics finally learn. We shape the image of each letter and phonogram into the shapes of those letters. Students learn to read in pictures. It comes to them almost naturally!
This ground-breaking work will give your new learners or struggling students the multi-sensory tools they need to win their battles. The students will hear, say, trace, and see the letters all at the same time. We short-cut the learning curve because we engage all the senses (kinesthetic, auditory, oral, visual, and tactile) to create strong neural connections to build better retention.
Our methods align with most of the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach (Structured Literacy).
DISTANCE option: The Power Points are posted on Google Classroom and also in the package.
This brand-new packet is offered at an unbelievable value. Customize the PPTs for each class, lesson, or student. Each of the 125 phonograms is introduced with a series of slides, a flashcard, and a reading and spelling page for maximum success.
Funny Phonograms pages start with a key word/image, traceable letters with follow-the-number directions, 5-6 words to practice and a sentence.
Read in Pictures can be used in a regular classroom (independent work, literacy centers, homework), small-group intervention, one-on-one tutoring, homeschooling, or even with adult dyslexic students.
Included you will find printable activities that practice:
Pages are blackline, and can be customized for homework:
In Funny Phonograms and PowerPoints (animated with audio):
Closed syllables: short vowels a, e, i, o, u
Digraphs: th, sh, ch, wh, qu, ph
Beginning and end blends: cc-, -cc, ccc-, -ccc
Consonant end blends: -ck, -cks, -tch
Open syllables: a, e, i, o, u, y
-ng, -nk: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, unk
Silent-e syllables : a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e, vSv, ace, ice
Endings: ed, ed, ed, ly, al,
R-controlled syllables (short): ar, or, er, ir, ur, ear
Closed longies: old, ost, ind, olt, oll, ild
Vowel teams (long): ai, ay, ee, ea, y, ie, igh, y, oa, ow, oo, ew, ey, ie, oe, ue, ui, ei, eigh, ey, ou
Vowel teams (including diphthongs): ea, all, oo, ou, ow, au, aw, oi, oy
Schwa a, schwa o, schwa ove
R-controlled (long): ore, ire, are, ture, air, ear, eer, war, wor, ard, arr, err, ear, or, ar
Soft c, soft g: ce, ci, cy, ge, gi, gy, -dge
Final endings such as: tion, sion
Silent letters: wr, kn, -mb, gh, gu, gn, t, l
Hard/soft: ch, ch
Other: wa, ou
125 self-checking Flash Cards
125-page Coloring Book
all 125 phonograms images and letters
The No-Prep Play Guide provides you with:
detailed instructions for using all the components
detailed index for Levels One through Six
game ideas for reading
game ideas for spelling
games for reading rule breaking words
games for spelling rule-breaking words
printable tiles for alphabet, blends, affixes
Reading Rule Breaking (non-phonetic) words
Spelling Rule Breaking (non-phonetic) words
Spelling with your fingers
Checklists for dyslexia struggles and strengths
Vocabulary, Comprehension tips
Total pages Funny Phonograms book: 283
Total flash cards: 125
Total pages Coloring Book: 130
Total pages No-Prep Play Guide: 54
6 PowerPoints slide shows average: over 150 slides each
1 Spelling slide show: 125 slides
Learn your letters in such a fun, fast way, you will laugh your way through them! We created pictures of each letter, both upper- and lowercase to give your students the extra memory hook they need.
Our slide shows and pages give students the multi-sensory experience of hearing, writing, saying, and seeing the letters and their sounds all at the same time. Use our self-checking flashcards for independent work. Students love to "read in pictures" and then translate into regular font.
Our directional letters help them form their letters easily and correctly. Excellent for students with dyslexia and dysgraphia.
The workbook includes these pages:
Lower- and uppercase pages that follow the PowerPoints;
Lowercase letter pages that build from the letter to the word to more words and a sentence. Spelling pages that reverse the process.
Pages with upper- and lowercase letters together to learn to read and spell small words. Kids' Zone pages that are coloring pages with just the image and lowercase letters.
Book: 158 pages
Flash cards: 52