by Sarah K Major November 08, 2017
I am excited today to talk to you about our Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers Set C! Many children struggle to learn to read…or find reading tedious.If we understand what is going on, we can make reading easier for them.
One reason reading is hard is that our language seems to make no sense. For example, O-U-G-H has 6 different sounds! In cough and trough, O-U-G-H sounds like “off.”
In rough, tough, and enough, O-U-G-H sounds like ‘of,” while in though, O-U-G-H sounds like “oh.”
Oh! And in through, O-U-G-H sounds like “OOO,” while in bough and slough, O-U-G-H sounds like “ow!” And yet, in ought, bought, and fought, O-U-G-H sounds like “OT!”
Having to navigate these contradictions causes many children to just shut down. While we can’t change the structure of our language, we can teach it differently.
Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers help bring order out of the chaos. Pre-reading activities teach all needed skills. Instead of trying to memorize all the rules and their exceptions, we highlight the patterns that exist in our language. We teach the spellings for one sound at a time, and provide reading practice using a storyline that is saturated with words using that sound spelling.
Children’s Readers Set A teach all basic letter sounds and 59 essential sight words. They get children reading.
Children’s Readers Set B build on the skills learned in Set A, adding intermediate spelling patterns and 59 new sight words. We focus on fluency and comprehension.
Children’s Readers Set C build on skills learned in Set B books, increasing the complexity of the sound spellings. We also teach over 120 new sight words.
Sound Spellings taught include: short and long OO and the sound of OO spelled: E-W, O-E, U-E, and U-I. We also teach O-I and O-Y, and R-controlled spellings such as these: A-R and E-A-R, U-R and O-R, O-R, O-R-E, and O-U-R, and so many more. Sound spellings and sight words are taught at the same time, and then children practice reading with all the needed skills at hand.
We tie a bow around this package by including comprehension/thinking questions. Make reading easy by demystifying the language. Start today!
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