Two and Three-Sound Worksheets
The triangle, circle, square, rectangle and star codings for the Worksheets match the codings for the Flipbooks and the Booklets. As triangle level Booklets are introduced, triangle level Worksheets are introduced in parallel. When the circle level is introduced in Booklets, the circle level Worksheets are introduced, and so on. Three-sound Booklets are also matched with three-sound Worksheets.
At the two and three-sound levels, the child reads the word on the worksheet and touches the picture that matches the word. If the correct picture is touched, the word will play. If the child cannot recall the sound for an image, he or she can touch the image and the sound for that image will play.
Although it is not important for the child to read every word correctly, should the parent wish to check the child’s reading quickly, there is an answer-checking symbol in the lower left-hand corner of each page. The symbol indicates the pattern of the answers on that page.
Worksheets are introduced in parallel with Booklets but before the Picture Packets-Words App because the Worksheets are inherently easier than Picture Packets-Words. Worksheets with their “this one or that one” picture selection offer the child two choices, one of which is guaranteed to be right. The image audios and the picture-answers offer hints in the sound-blending process.
Picture Packet-Words present the child with ten different words to match with ten different pictures on each page with no audio clues. The introduction of Picture Packet-Words waits until the child is ready to read without the aid of audio hints.
Heart-Level Phrase Worksheets
Phrase-level Worksheets contains a maximum of four words with the longest word a maximum of four sounds. The phrase-level Worksheets are introduced before Picture Packets-Phrases for the same reason the two and three-sound Worksheets are introduced before Picture Packets-Words.
Worksheets offer the child two choices, one of which is guaranteed to be right. Even if the child cannot read the whole phrase, the picture choice may offer enough clues to make what is readable sufficient for selecting an answer. At the phrase level, the sound-images are no longer linked to audio hints. However, the child can touch the picture for the answer he or she thinks is correct and hear an audio reading of the phrase.
The introduction of Picture Packets-Phrases waits until the child is ready to read without the aid of audio hints.