Arrival at school brings many new experiences, perhaps most importantly, the experience of learning to read. The activities in this book are designed to strengthen your child’s phonemic awareness and phonics skills. Children need to have a strong understanding of spoken language before they can understand written language. Phonemic awareness focuses on the sounds used to form spoken words; phonics instruction associates sounds to written symbols (i.e., the alphabet). Together, they help children develop word-recognition skills, namely the ability to “sound out” unknown words. Mastering sound-symbol relationships gives beginning readers the confi dence and ability to decode new words. To become skilled readers, children must internalize these sound-symbol relationships in order to read words without having to sound them out letter by letter or part by part.
Upon your child’s completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart and stickers to track progress and celebrate your child’s success.
Whether students need extra practice with grade-level skills or a head start on next year, Stick Kids® Workbooks offer engaging activities, games, and puzzles that help make learning lots of fun. Each 56-page book features full-color activities, a list of the skills, and an explanation of why those skills are important for development. Also included are helpful tips, an answer key, a handy tracking sheet, stickers for acknowledging achievements, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids!
These right-sized (7” x 9”) skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Tuck them into a backpack, purse, or travel bag. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice.
- Individual letter sounds
- Beginning and ending sounds
- Word families
- Short vowels
- Long vowels
- Academic vocabulary
HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING
- Read the directions with your child.
- Complete activities together.
- If something is too challenging, calmly put it aside and revisit it at another time.
- Draw your child’s attention to the sounds of his or her language with silly songs and nursery rhymes.
- Read and reread stories together.
- Have your child listen to and chant along with audio versions of stories.