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Phonic Tracking. 2 Book Series from Kickstart Publications

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This excellent 2 book series provides tracking exercises to help in the use of letter sounds and learning the alphabet. They provide plenty of practice and consolidation exercises.

Tracking exercises have many benefits for the developing reader who is starting to use phonic skills in conjunction with other word attack strategies. The exercises in this book will help to:

  • Consolidate Left – Right and eye tracking and orientation.
  • Improve visual discrimination.
  • Improve visual short term memory.
  • Increase fluency with quicker decoding skills.

Book A

This resource provides tracking exercises for practice and consolidation in the use of letter sounds and activities for learning the alphabet. These tracking exercises will help to increase the speed with which letters are recognised and used as a word attack strategy. Using this resource for learning alphabetical order will increase the speed with which dictionaries and other reference books are used. 61 pages

TEACHING NOTES

The exercises within Book A place the target words amongst words with similar phonemes to improve visual discrimination and to expose the pupil to a wide range of similar phonemes.

Tracking procedures.

Where Left-Right movement is still in the developmental stages it may be helpful to encourage the pupil to circle the target words.

Where Left-Right movement is well established it is usual for the pupil to circle each word individually

Pupils often find the use of a highlighter to highlight each word with a simple line more fun because of the novelty aspect.

Education Psychologists reports are recommending word tracking exercises for pupils who are experiencing difficulties in this area.

Book 1

This resource provides tracking exercises for the practice and consolidation in the use of phonics.  Target words are embedded with similar words in order to improve discrimination.  These tracking exercises will help to increase the speed with which phonemes are recognised and used as a word strategy.  The order of presentation follows the order presented in the Kickstart Publications phonic skills books. 60 pages

TEACHING NOTES

The exercises within this book address alphabetical order, initial letter sounds and, where appropriate, medial and final letter sounds.

Alphabetical Order
A significant part of this book addresses alphabetical order. The knowledge and ability to use of alphabetical order is an important skill, especially for pupils with a learning difficulty who will probably need to use a dictionary more often than other pupils.

Upper and Lower Case Letters
The use of upper and lower case letters for teaching alphabetical order is widely considered to be more effective.  However, there are those who consider it better to use lower case letters as these are the more commonly used.  The alphabetical order activities are provided using both forms of letters so that the teacher / parent can choose either form or use both.

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