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Product #: 804051
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Table of Contents
- Reproducible word cards for over 150 word families
- Word-play activities for phonemic-awareness development
- Phonics lessons on consonants, consonant blends, long- and short-vowel patterns, and more
- Word-sorting and word-building activities for recognizing letter clusters and phonograms
- Bingo and path games for additional decoding practice
Teaching children to read is important work, perhaps the most important work a teacher does. Get Ready, Read! provides a wealth of tools to help children get a strong start in discovering how to decode words. As beginning readers visually discriminate letter patterns and recognize word families (phonograms), they acquire knowledge about relationships between sounds and spelling. This skill is applied when reading meaningful text as children accurately recognize more words, thus increasing their reading fluency.
The logical place to begin teaching children to read is with what they already know—sounds. While still in the womb, babies hear sounds. By kindergarten, they can say these sounds and put them into many words. Learning to read is simply an association of these sounds with symbols. But where do you begin to cultivate these challenging connections? Get Ready, Read! provides learning opportunities that help students develop cognition in auditory and visual discrimination, learn to listen intently, and process written words. To make the teaching easier, each chapter begins with word-family lists, clip art and reproducible word cards for a bulletin-board display, and phonemic awareness and word-decoding activities. During circle-time lessons, small groups of words are introduced to the children. The exercises require students to see the words, hear the teacher pronounce the words, say the words, and act upon them. The five parts of reading—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension—are also employed through songs, games, and learning aids. Follow-up activities, such as word sorts and word-building exercises, strengthen letter-cluster and phonogram recognition skills. The easy-to-play bingo and path games are perfect for additional decoding practice. And, as a bonus, leaving up the bulletin-board displays transforms your classroom into a world of words!