Adventures in Phonics
A series of worktexts designed to present phonetic skills in a logical sequence, along with consistent review and repetition to ensure proficiency. From Christian Liberty, some exercises contain religious references, and a high moral tone exists throughout. Teacher’s manuals provide complete instructions for each concept presented as well as an answer key. Level A skills include: short vowel sounds, consonant sounds, short vowel words, blends, consonant digraphs, long vowels, ow & ou, oi & oy, r-controlled vowels, vowel y, -ing, -ies plurals, silent consonants, and compound words. Level B instruction includes: short vowels, consonants, consonant blends, double consonant endings, consonant endings, consonant digraphs, Long vowels, diphthongs, vowel digraphs, modified vowels (including r-controlled), soft c and g, silent consonants, compound words, a and an, vowel y, -ies plurals, affixes, syllabication, accents, schwa, possessives, contractions, plural forms, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms, alphabetical order. This third course (Level C) in our Adventures in Phonics series finishes the formal study of phonics. It reviews sounds, blends, digraphs, and diphthongs. It also covers prefixes and suffixes, plurals, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, apostrophe usage, syllables, and pronunciation. Drill, repetition, and writing activities are used to help ensure comprehension. The Adventures in Phonics: Phonics Sounds and Teaching Tips cd offers proper pronunciation of vowels and consonants along with tips for teaching beginning readers. It can be used alongside any phonics program, but is designed for use with Adventures in Phonics: Level A. I’m very impressed with the scope of these books. Most other phonics books "stretch out" the introduction of phonograms over several workbooks.