- Practice the names and order of the 26 ALPHABET LETTERS with LETTER LINES & SHAPES, LETTER FINDS & COUNTS, LETTER WORDS & CARDS
- Introduce the CONCEPT of SOUNDS = LETTERS with elemental info + charts of INITIAL & FINAL CONSONANTS & BLENDS, "SHORT" & "LONG" VOWEL SOUNDS & LETTERS.
- Get the most BASIC SOUND-LETTER CORRELATIONS through the LETTER & WORD PLAY of over 12 puzzle types: from familiar WORD FINDS & CROSSWORDS to innovative WORD MAZES, LINKED WORDS, LETTER BLOCKS, REBUSES.
- Make LETTER CHOICES, CONNECTIONS, & CORRECTIONS in pleasing VISUAL CONTEXTS. Create LETTER SEQUENCES in illustrated, everyday, one-syllable VOCABULARY. Refer to COMPLETE ANSWER KEYS.
Puzzles with a purpose engage almost everyone! Even pre-literate and novice English-language users will want the pleasure of solving these 30 easy-to-workBasic Phonics & Spelling Puzzles, acquiring and practicing fundamental literacy and language skills without even noticing they are learning!
In an introductory Alphabet-Letters section, "puzzle solvers" draw lines that form block letters, match letter shapes, shade spaces with letters they recognize, count letters printed on everyday objects, learn "Letter Words," create letter cards, and practice block printing. After compact explanation-with one-page puzzle-like activities called "Word Find," "Criss-Cross," "Linked Words," "Letter Choices," "Word Maze," "Switched Letters," "So What's Different," "Meaning Categories," "Letter Connect," "Letter Jumble," "Letter Blocks," and "Rebus Crossword"-they acquire the phonetic relationships between (Initial & Final) Consonant Sounds & Letters and Consonant Combinations. Variants of the same puzzle types then "teach" the correlations between ("Short" & "Long") Vowel Sounds & Letters. Each section ends with Puzzle Solutions (visuals + words), a Word List, and a Path Board for a "beyond the puzzles" game.
There are 3 other levels of Puzzle-Solving Challenge. " Beginning (9781934637432), Intermediate (9781934637449), Advanced (9781934637456.)
Funny thing: learning that occurs during pleasurable situations that involve "doing" is more likely to promote successful skills acquisition and retention than forced study associated with anxiety.
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