The Manual contains:
* The rational
* Progress charts
* Placement testing
* Level 4 worksheets
* Contents of the Units (all Levels)
It takes only 15 minute per session to cover on-going basic literacy skills.
Teacher Notes provided for every worksheet …
Anyone who can read can use this resource …
As this resource is intrinsically tied to VAS Theory, it is necessary to provide a brief description at the outset.
How children are taught to read determines how their brain functions. We need to get it right in the infant grades. That means working with the brain.
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The latest research (Bruce McCandliss Stanford University) noted that the processes in the brains of whole word guessers has a right brain bias.
In phonic processors, within a split second of beginning to deciphering a word, left brain processes were triggered.
We need to understand that ‘whole language’ in infant grades is developmentally inappropriate.
We have a situation where young learners are developing their visual processing memory.
At the same time we are demanding a level of visual memory that over 30% of early learners simply don’t have.
Further, boys are on average, a year behind that of girls. So it is no surprise why so many boys struggle to “guess”.
Phonics does not require a high VAS (Visual Attention Span).
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VAS READING ECHO - On-line Assessment
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* Sound confusions: m/n d/t a/u f/v/th i/e b/p s/sh c/g
* Vowel substitutions: bog/bag pick/peck top/tap hut/hat
* Name-sound confusions: mad/made pin/pine yet/wet clip/slip
* Common Confusions: back/bake spell/spill thing/think
* Reversals: b d p big/dig pin/bin bid/did saw/was
* Whole word guesses: on/no of/for form/from bench/beach
PHONICS UNLIMITED - Teaching Resource / Prevention / Intervention
LETTERS TO TEACHERS / TUTORS
I encourage you to look in each others sections on this page. There are many advantages in using Phonics Unlimited. I have tried to choose the most pressing advantages within each section.
For the same reason I encourage you to look at the information in the Parent's page.
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LETTERS TO PARENTS / CARERS
I encourage you to look in each others sections on this page. There are many advantages in using Phonics Unlimited. I have tried to choose the most pressing advantages within each section. Homeschoolers are likely to also be Parents, so like other parents, they want answers for the difficulties their child may exhibit. There are useful links to follow in the parent section that may also be helpful for Carers.
For the same reason I encourage you to look at the information in the Teacher's page.
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VAS (Visual Attention Span) measures the number of symbols each individual can process at a glance and this determines word guessing capacity. You will then know the three vital benchmarks:
AGE +VAS+ PHONIC SKILLS.