Early Basic Skills Blending Consonants – using Victorian font
This book is third in a series of five in the Early Basic Skills series using Victorian handwriting font for children ages 4 to 7:
- #366 Early Basic Skills Single Sounds
- #367 Early Basic Skills Simple Words and Sentences
- #368 Early Basic Skills Blending Consonants
- #369 Early Basic Skills Using Digraphs
- #370 Early Basic Skills Written Text – Punctuation and Grammar
In this workbook the child is introduced to blending two consonant
sounds together to make one smooth sound. The child is also introduced
to more sight words via the Dolch List. The Dolch list of 200 words are
words that occur so often in our reading that children need to be able
to recognise them instantly as sight words (even though some can be
sounded out). Knowing these words helps children to develop fluency when
reading. Flash cards should be made for these words.
Teachers’ notes, on the top right of each left hand page, list words for
an auditory discrimination activity. The Dolch words for flash cards
are given at the bottom of some pages.
Children’s activities are
given in handwriting font. The left hand page introduces the consonant
blend. Each dotted consonant blend should be traced over many times,
each time in a different colour. This is called rainbow writing.
harder words (with pictures) are also given in this book. These should
not be drilled, but just interesting words to build up the child’s