Congratulations! Your child should now have solid phonemic awareness skills and is now ready to start learning to read!
This module is actually not Phonemic Awareness but rather a bridge between Phonemic Awareness and Phonics. The games in this module will give your child a taste of working with letters to make and read real words. She will then swap various sounds within the words — first, middle, or last — to make new words.
After completing our Phonemic Awareness curriculum, your child knows the primary sounds made by all the letters of the alphabet, as well as the digraphs. She also knows how to pay attention to the individual sounds in a word and put them in the right order. As a result, your child can now read a large number of simple one-syllable words.
2. Beginning Reading Activities
- L1: Mat Match – Compare two sounds (phonemes) in a pair of words, and practice matching the sounds to their alphabet letters.
- L2: Swap Two Sounds – Swap letters in two-sound words to build new words.
- L3: First Sound Swap – Produce and then read three-sound words by swapping out the beginning sounds to make new words in the same word family.
- L4: Last Sound Swap – Produce and then read three-sound words by swapping out the ending sounds to make new words.
- L5: Middle Sound Swap – Produce and then read three-sound words by swapping out the middle vowel sounds to make new words.
- L6: Swap-a-Rama – Produce and then read three-sound words by swapping out various sounds (first, middle, and last) to make new words.
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