Saturday, April 7, 2012

Reading a book!!

After working through our first sequence of reading skills, this child is now reading books!  This is very satisifying to the child who has worked hard working with the moveable alphabet and other materials sounding out three letter c-v-c words, phrases and sentences.  Because these books are phonemic, she can sound out most of the words independently which is another key in successful reading.  There are always a few words that cannot be sounded out phonemically and we prepare the children with sight words.  For example, the word "is" is not phonemic as the 's' sounds like a 'z'.  So, we write these on special cards and she will practice sight words in the book prior to reading the book.  She is progressing through a series of books which increase in difficulty. 

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