(Pictured Above) Reading Folders … I like the Dwyer method for teaching reading. For some awesome posts on the Dwyer method go here. Each folder has a sound covered in the Dwyer reading scheme and the different letter combinations that make that sound. Each sound is represented by a card and booklets. Later I plan to include picture cards for these sounds or word cards for sorting words. It’s amazing the door to reading opened up by these booklets. My kid zips through these booklets once he learns the key sound. It feels magical, really.(Above) The inside of one of the reading sound folder booklets.
I use the pink, blue, and green method for reading because it’s so accessible, but I’m supplementing with Dwyer. I think supplementing the green series with Dwyer breaks things down a bit more and carries more sounds. We use green phonogram booklets as well…we have a booklet for each sound included in the green set of sandpaper letters. (Pictured Above and below) Phonogram booklets. The phonogram is written in red ink.(Above) Green Sandpaper letters. The green sandpaper letters cover sound combinations or key sounds that are composed of more than one letter. We have green word lists:I also downloaded the picture and word cards from A Helpful Garden’s green series post. I basically based my green scheme works off of those word and picture cards, i.e. making word lists to correspond to the pictures covered. (Above I made my printed alphabet from a file purchased here) The green picture cards can be used to spell from the moveable alphabet and printed alphabet. They can also be used as prompts for words to write in the word booklets, and also to match pictures with words (For some also known as green series scheme #2)
I got these word booklets from here compliments of Jojoebi. I print off a bunch and make copies, cut them up and assemble, then leave them on the language shelf for use at any time for any project my kid chooses.
In Part Two, I will post pictures of our phonogram object boxes.