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ABC GO ! LITERACY DVD/CD or Video

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1. How to sing slowly to hear sounds in words. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2. The 26 letters of the ABC in alphabetical order. . . . . . . . . . . . .

3. Basic sounds of the letters of the alphabet . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4. Two sounds for C, G + Y, as in circus garage yabby

5. Two letters can make one sound - ch sh th wh ph ng

6. Letters have upper case and lower case. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7. Letters can be different sizes and shapes. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8. How to switch letters around to make other words e.g. hit bit fit

9. The 5 vowel sounds a e i o u and their usual spellings

10. How to join sounds to make words like hot zip jam

11. The 5 vowel sounds a e i o u and their most common spellings . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12. The 5 vowel sounds ar er air or aw and common spellings

13. The 4 vowels sounds ow oy oo (as in boot) and oo (as in book) and their common spellings . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14. Add 'e' to make long vowels in words, as in like . . . . . . . . . . .

15. How to look at words to see if spellings seem sensible

16. How to look at irregular spellings of words. . . . . . . . .

17. How to make sense of spellings that seem silly

18. What Old English spellings often look like . . . . . . . .

19. What French spellings often look like . . . . . . . . . . . . .

20. What Greek spellings often look like . . . . . . . . . . . . .

21. How to read and spell long words . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22. What Latin beginnings and ends of words are like . . . . . . . .

23. Latin parts can help show meaning of long words . . . . . . . . .

24. Basic spelling system for the 19 English vowel sounds

25. The 70 most common 'sight' words . . . . . . . . . . . . .

26. I use what I know about sounds,words, guessing and checking to work out the sense of what I read. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

27. I re-read books and songs that I like again and again, and that will make my reading easier and faster. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

 












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