After a child has been successfully reading three letter
phonetic words and building four or more letter phonetic words
using the large movable alphabet, she is ready to begin reading
these longer phonetic words.
The same format of materials previously used in the Beginning
Reading sequence is repeated. Now, for the four or more letter
phonetic words, the materials are color-coded blue. The large
array of materials are intended to give the children lots of
practice reading phonetic words. The material is presented in
different formats in order to keep the children's interest and
help them feel that they are progressing. After children have
been working with a given material for awhile, new material is
brought into the room to keep interest alive.