Beginning Phonetic Reading (Pink Level)
PLACE IN THE CURRICULUM:
- For most children, phonetic reading comes after some practice
in word building. Every child is different. Some need a lot of
practice with word building while others can be seen sounding
out words fairly soon after they begin word building. For this
reason, the teacher will have to observe each child and judge
when the child is ready to be introduced to reading.
- A variety of materials are prepared so that children get
plenty of practice and their interest is kept alive by having
new material with which to work. Below is the list of materials
for inttroducing children to reading three letter phonetic words.
MATERIAL: First Level
- Color coded pink material utilizing three-letter phonetic
- Since children will need a lot of practice as they begin
to read, it is important to have enough material. Therefore,
it is recommended that a classroom have at least 6 different
sets for each of the activities listed below.
- 1. A number of pink boxes, each containing attractive, small
objects whose names are three-letter phonetic words. Corresponding
words are written on pink cards and kept in the boxes.
- 2. A number of pink boxes, each containing about 6 pictures
on pink cards whose names are three-letter phonetic words. Corresponding
words are written on pink cards and kept in boxes.
- 3. Pink cards with six pictures on each, whose names are
three-letter phonetic words. The names are written on pink cards
and clipped to each card in envelopes. There is a space under
each picture for its name card.
- 4. Boxes labeled, "Secret Box," and each containing
squares of colored paper with three-letter phonetic words written
on them, one word to a square. The 3 " x 3 ".squares
are folded in quarters. Attractive papers (origami, gift wrap)
may be used.
- 5. Long lists of three-letter phonetic words written on a