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Book One of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
In the first book, the primary sound the student will practice is the short a sound followed by a t. In this book, this is practiced by learning to read various words using this at combination. The student should be encouraged to sound out each word by sounding out the sound that each letter makes. Your student will be reading on his own in this very first book and that sets him off with a start which says to him, "I can do it!"
Set One of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
The success to teaching anyone to read is to teach one sound at a time. Our Phonics Readers practice the student in one vowel sound at a time. When the student masters one sound at a time, he or she can easily learn to read without overwhelm or confusion. Books 1-5 begins the emerging reader on this path at a gentle pace.
Sad Mad Bad Glad
Book Two of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
Book 2 concentrates on three letter ad words. It additionally contains one four letter word with a gl combination (glad). There is generally a great sense of accomplishment for the student to actually sound out and be able to read a four letter word so soon in his learning. Your reader will love the funny illustrations and will laugh at the story as he reads his second book to you, all by himself.
Cats Bats Hats Rats
Book Three of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
Book 3 contains words with the combination of ap and at words. Additionally, as the student now has fairly well learned short a sounds, this book introduces the addition of an s to the end of some words. This is a consonant sound which the student should easily be able to incorporate onto the end of simple three letter words by this time.
A Fan Ran!
Book Four of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
Book 3 concentrates on "an" words, including the word, "and," and additionally, enters in the symbol of the exclamation point. It is just as important that a student understand the symbols presented as it is that he understand the words and letters of the book. Here we are continuing to practice the student in one new sound at a time until he is proficient with it. Meanwhile, he is reading more and more on his own!
Jam on Ham
Book Five of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
Book 5 covers words of the am family. It also contains the word, I. By the end of this book, your student is well versed in words containing this short a sound, and will have certainty when faced with words containing this letter. Having gained this certainty and being able to read simple three and four letter words it is a real achievement for the student. He should feel proud, and you should, too. You have started the student on the road to reading, and that road will serve him well for his entire life.
Set Two of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
In books 6-10, your student's progress speeds up considerably as he learns the remainder of the basic vowel sound while reading these books, continuing to learn and practice one new sound at a time. Keeping the books interesting while introducing only one new sound at a time was the real trick here, but we have accomplished it. Your reader will delight at the continuing antics of the cat and at his achievements in reading.
Hop on a Hot Dot
Book Six of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
Book 6 contains o words used with
op, ot, and, again, on. By the end of this book, the student
should be comfortable reading simple, three letter words formed with
a short o sound. And wondering what trouble the cat will be in
Ten Men on an Egg
Book Seven of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
In Book 7, we move onto the short sound of the letter "e." This is generally the most difficult of all of the short vowel sounds for the emerging reader to learn. However, with the entire book made of words containing this sound, the student should easily be able to master this sound. As with the earlier books, both the story line and the illustrations engage the reader.
A Tin Man
Book Eight of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
Book 8 takes the reader onto the letter "i" and make use as well of all of the
sounds and words he or she has read in earlier books. Sentences become
longer as more words are at his (and our) disposal to develop the story.hat trouble the cat will be in
Bill and Jill Will!
Book Nine of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
In Book 9, we branch out to four letter words using the short "i" sound and make use once again of the exclamation point. The student also branches out in working on short "i" surrounded by a variety of different consonants. He practices "ill," "ig," as well as the plural form of words learned earlier. Your student is now only one book away from having learned and practiced all of the short vowel sounds, and this puts that student well on the way to becoming a life-long reader.
3 Pups in a Tub
Book Ten of the Single Sound System of Teaching Someone to Read
Book Ten tackles the "u" sound in what is one of the most loved of all of our readers. By the end this book, your reader has now learned and practiced all five of the short vowel sounds. This is the most challenging part of learning to read and, having mastered it, your readers is now well on his or her way to a lifetime of pleasant reading.
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