- Review the names and order of the 26 ALPHABET LETTERS with LETTER LINES & SHAPES, LETTER FINDS & COUNTS, LETTER WORDS & CARDS. Begin with PHONEMIC AWARENESS
- Reinforce the CONCEPT of SOUNDS = LETTERS with essential info + charts of INITIAL & FINAL CONSONANTS & COMBINATIONS, SIMPLE & COMPLEX VOWEL SOUNDS & LETTERS, CLOSED & OPEN SYLLABLE RIMES
- Benefiting from NATURAL IMPETUS TO SOLVE PUZZLES, acquire the most productive SOUND-SPELLING CORRELATIONS with WORD FINDS, CROSSWORDS, LINKED WORDS, MAZES, MEANING CATEGORIES, LETTER BLOCKS, REBUSES, and more
- Develop READING & SPELLING SKILLS through letter-manipulation VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES in VISUAL CONTEXTS. Refer to COMPLETE ANSWER KEYS & WORD LISTS. Accelerate learning with SYLLABLE-SPELLING (RHYMING-WORD) COLLECTIONS
With one-page puzzle-like activities called "Word Find," "Criss-Cross," "Linked Words," "Letter Choices," "Maze Words," "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, ("Simple & Complex") Vowel Sounds & Letters, and ("Open & Closed") Syllable Rimes. Each section ends with Puzzle Solutions (visuals + words), a Word List, and a Path Board for a "beyond the puzzles" game. Unique to the Beginning Level are Syllable-Spelling + Rhyming-Word Reference Lists displaying most of the letter combinations language learners are likely to encounter in their study of one- and two-syllable words.
There are 3 other levels of Puzzle-Solving Challenge: Basic (978-1-934637-42-5), Intermediate (978-1-934637-44-9), Advanced (978-1-934637-45-6.
It's a funny-and fun-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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