Teach Spelling the Fun Way!

Decodable readers for teaching confusing spelling patterns.
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Decodable Orthographic Mapping Resources

Learn spellings with a fun story. These resources help you remember focus words of various spelling patterns through association with a fun story line. Learners remember the engaging story, helping them recollect the right spelling every time.

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How does this work?

The books in the Vowel Team Series have been developed to help children with orthographic mapping of focus words.
Every book in this vowel team series will focus on one or two related vowel teams and will include multiple words that children of school age will potentially come across during reading and spelling.
The intention is for children to associate these focus words with the story line and subsequently become fluent in encoding and decoding those words.
The book is accompanied by resources such as flash cards and board games that can be used in conjunction with this book to aid in the orthographic mapping of these words.
Literacy instruction needs to be explicit and systematic, so each book includes what phonemes, graphemes, rules, affixes, and spelling patterns need to be taught explicitly to the child before they are expected to read the book. Please note that unless all prerequisites have been explicitly taught and the student can read this book independently, it is recommended that you read with or read to the child.

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Making life easier for dyslexia
by TheloniousMac - May 15, 2021
I love the way that you have broken the words down into syllables. Many children with dyslexia have difficulty using their auditory discrimination skills to listen to syllables, so the way that they are visually presented here, I believe will be very helpful. I particularly love the way that you use colour to accentuate the visual patterns of the phonics. This is wonderful to help children's visual memory, so they can transfer this knowledge to both reading and spelling experiences. The way that you have taught suffixes through the story will be very useful to me, as this is what we are working on at the moment. The graphics are colourful and simple, I'm sure the animations will appeal to children whose attention can be easily distracted. The use of environmental print, for example "train station" encourages children to be aware of print in everyday life, I'm liking the integrated way that irregular are used at the bottom of the page, this enables a teacher or parent to play matching games, or simple identification in games like eye spy. The display of words before the story begins, allows the adult to practice some rapid naming speed games with children, and it also allows for them to gain exposure of the words before, during and after reading. The printable games that you offer at the end, I'm sure will be excellent in reinforcing the ai, ay sounds. The suggestions that you have made to help children spell and read successfully, in a clear and integrated way for busy carers is commendable.

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Making life easier for dyslexia
by TheloniousMac - May 15, 2021
I love the way that you have broken the words down into syllables. Many children with dyslexia have difficulty using their auditory discrimination skills to listen to syllables, so the way that they are visually presented here, I believe will be very helpful. I particularly love the way that you use colour to accentuate the visual patterns of the phonics. This is wonderful to help children's visual memory, so they can transfer this knowledge to both reading and spelling experiences. The way that you have taught suffixes through the story will be very useful to me, as this is what we are working on at the moment. The graphics are colourful and simple, I'm sure the animations will appeal to children whose attention can be easily distracted. The use of environmental print, for example "train station" encourages children to be aware of print in everyday life, I'm liking the integrated way that irregular are used at the bottom of the page, this enables a teacher or parent to play matching games, or simple identification in games like eye spy. The display of words before the story begins, allows the adult to practice some rapid naming speed games with children, and it also allows for them to gain exposure of the words before, during and after reading. The printable games that you offer at the end, I'm sure will be excellent in reinforcing the ai, ay sounds. The suggestions that you have made to help children spell and read successfully, in a clear and integrated way for busy carers is commendable.

About Zahra

Hello beautiful people! I’m Zahra Nawaz from Melbourne. While I’m not chasing after my boys or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I work with children with dyslexia and additional needs. I’m an Orton Gillingham trained practitioner registered with the Australian Dyslexia Association.