Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Going GREEN in the STEPS world means learning the GREEN Set, phonograms 27-50. This set includes common vowel and consonant multi-letter combinations that are taught in pairs. Many of these pairs are taught with the spelling rule that determines its use in a word. Playing "Go Fish" gives your child lots of practice connecting the sound and its symbol. Be sure to keep the focus on the sound(s) and not the letter names. The little leprechaun fisherman says, "Do you have /oy/ that we may use at the end of English words?" and his fishing buddy says "No, go fish!" STEPS Reading Center classes, STEPS Teacher Resources and Just Games. Be sure to run the Green Go Fish game on green cardstock and the Blue Go Fish on blue cardstock. You can make a really large pond and include both sets!