STEP 3: Four Letter Word Reading Cards
$3.95 – $22.95
by Preschool University
Seven categories to choose from. Each category has 15 – four letter word reading cards.
After mastering the STEP 1: First 26 sounds of the alphabet and STEP 2: Reading 3-letter words, the next step is to practice reading with these consonant blend cards. Each of the four letter word reading cards have a word on the outside and a picture on the inside to discourage picture guessing. After reading the word, the child can then check her own work.
The sets are organized into fun categories for your child’s interest and enjoyment. There are seven categories of cards with each set matching a different theme. These help promote interest and to encourage your child practice on this key reading skill of consonant blends.
Note: Careful attention has been put into these lessons to insure that only words that are phonetic and the most commonly occurring sound of each letter are used. For maximum learning effectiveness, skills beyond consonant blending should not be introduced at this time.
Contrary to the current educational paradigm, children do not need to practice reading a list of exclusively “pl” words like plan, plot and plod, or “st” words like stop, stun, stub, step and stag. Children do not need to practice reading the common 20 or so beginning blend word lists and then the 18 or so lists with blends at the end.
It’s much easier to just practice the skill of blending consonants and to skip list reading all together. The skill taught with these cards translates to all lists. Special practice with blending and segmenting with our other lessons in this series will make the job of consonant blending even easier.