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Learning to read is a fun and exciting time in a child’s life, and being able to decode words is an important skill that gives young readers the confidence and the ability to read new and unfamiliar words. Phonics is a method of teaching beginning readers to decode by learning the spoken sounds associated with written letters and letter pairs. To become skilled readers, children must internalize these associations in order to read words without having to sound them out letter by letter or part by part. In addition, phonics instruction gives new readers the tools necessary for making the important connection between sounds and their spellings. Becoming fluent or automatic with these skills helps develop reading fluency and builds a strong foundation in reading comprehension, an important skill for academic success.
Upon your child’s completion of each activity, use the provided incentive chart with 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 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, and appearances by the lovable Stick Kids!
These skill practice workbooks are perfect for use at school, or as entertaining activities on the go. Great for school breaks, vacations, and year-long practice.
- Consonant sounds
- Letter pair digraphs (ch, sh, th)
- Short vowel sounds
- Vowel pair diphthongs (ou, ow, oi, oy)
- Long vowel sounds
- Sounds of oo (as in moon and book)
- Y as a vowel
- R-controlled vowels
- Letter pair blends with l, r, s
HOW YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT LEARNING
- Work with your child in a calm, quiet setting.
- Read with or to your child every day.
- Point to a word in your child’s story book and ask him or her to tell you the sounds of the word’s letters. Then blend the individual sounds into the complete word.
- Go on a “letter-sound hunt” when running errands. Point out words on advertisements and buildings and have your child tell you the sounds of each letter in the words.
Please note: In the eBook version of this title, stickers are not included.