Students are first introduced to short-vowel sounds with notes on diacritical marks, two illustrations to help with sounds, and a bingo game before moving on to two-letter blends (eyerobics). Charts combine sounds which students read until it becomes second nature. Three-letter words are introduced with many charts which students read across the page to blend letters into three letter words; t win-consonant endings, consonant digraph endings, suffix sounds, long-vowels, plurals, consonant digraph beginnings, r-modified vowels, and other phonetic lessons are covered through an introductory page with teaching tips and then charts for students to read until they can decode the words. Organized by sounds and spelling patterns, Phonics Pathways introduces patterns one at a time and slowly build them into syllables, words, phrases, and sentences. Printed in a large 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flat format for easy photocopying, Phonics Pathways is filled with illustrative examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100 percent decodable. While appropriate for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book has also been used successfully with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. 267 pages, softcover.
This 10th Edition now includes pictures illustrating every sound introduced, lessons in dividing multi-syllable words, and nonsense word reviews to ensure learning.