Step Six to Reading - Reading Sentences

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reading sentences

Sentences are the building blocks of books. Therefore, it's wise to give attention to the reading of sentences. Helping your child practice and master reading sentences will help them be successful and confident when they get to decodable readers that can have many sentences on each page.

It's important to train your child with games, activities and lessons that focus on practicing sentence reading before they jump into reading books. Many reading programs on the market miss this crucial step. At this stage, if your child will need to have mastered the five previous steps: word decoding, phoneme segmenting, phoneme blending, the alphabetic principle and phonemic awareness. If you haven't been following these steps, there's a chance your child has some gaps in their reading skills that will need to be filled in. Thankfully, we have a great reading mastery checklist. You can give your child a simple test to determine exactly where their weaknesses are and then make use of our fun and easy reading games and lessons to fill in those missing skills. Our sentence reading games and lessons are a natural progression from our word reading games. With phoneme blending your child learned how to string sounds together to make words. Now your child will learn how to string words together to make sentences and decode groups of words in sequence, then mentally put them together into a sentence. These sentence reading lessons will help boost your child’s reading abilities.

Our Sentence Reading Apps and Lessons Help Your Child:

  • Build and read short sentences;
  • Become confident, superb readers;
  • Learn over 40 of the most principal sight words;
  • Transition from word reading to sentence reading;
  • Gain sentence comprehension and reading fluency before attempting full pages of text;
  • Acquire fluid speed reading.

Our Professionally Developed Games and Lesson Activities

Sentence Reading Apps

SENTENCE READING MAGIC 1 Games app

SENTENCE READING MAGIC 1

This app focuses on CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.

Includes:

  • 324 sentences divided into four categories and 24 lessons
  • 72 Two-word sentences
  • 84 Three-word sentences
  • 84 Four-word sentences
  • 84 Five word and six-word sentences

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Games app SENTENCE READING MAGIC 2

SENTENCE READING MAGIC 2

This app targets words with consonant blends and 24 of the more difficult sight words to decode.

Includes:

  • Over 50 of the most common sight words;
  • 324 sentences divided into four categories and 24 lessons;
  • 81 Two-word sentences;
  • 82 Three-word sentences;
  • 84 Four-word sentences;
  • 84 Five word and six-word sentences.

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Sentence Reading Activity Booklets

Reading Sentences with CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) Words

2 Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Set 1 - 2-Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
This is the first step to introduce your child to reading sentences. Each booklet has 2 words to help bridge the gap between single word reading and book reading. Most of these cards use complete sentences while others contain sentence fragments. Sentence fragments are not designed to teach grammar, but rather help build reading confidence. 40 booklets - $5.95

3 Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Set 2 - 3-Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Building on your child’s success of 2 word sentences, your child is ready for these 3 word sentence cards. Each booklet has 3 words to help bridge the gap between single word reading and book reading. Only complete sentences are used in this and succeeding sets. 40 booklets - $5.95

4 Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Set 3 - 4-Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
To help expand your child's sentence reading aptitude, all the booklets in this set have 4 words per sentence. These also help prepare you child for reading primers. 40 booklets - $5.95

CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets with 2 Sentences
Set 4 - CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets with 2 Sentences
These booklets each feature a picture and two matching sentences. They are designed to get your child closer to reading regular books that feature multiple sentences per page. Your child should be ready to read most early phonics readers after gaining mastery with these booklets. 40 booklets - $5.95


Making Sentences with Consonant Blends

Consonant Blend Single Sentence Booklets
Set 5 - Consonant Blend Single Sentence Booklets
This set has short single sentences with 2 or 3 consonant blend words in every sentence. These booklets are designed to give your child practice reading sentences with consonant blend words in them. 20 booklets - $3.95

Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
Set 6 - Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
This set of booklets has two sentences with consonant blend words in them. These booklets are designed to give your child practice reading sentences containing words with consonant blends. 20 booklets - $3.95

Advanced Consonant Blend Single Sentence Cards
Set 7 - Advanced Consonant Blend Single Sentence Cards
The booklets in this set have words that have a consonant blend at the beginning and end of the word. 20 booklets - $3.95

Advanced Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
Set 8 - Advanced Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
The booklets in this set either have a word with two consonant blends in them or a word with a triple consonant blend in them, such as split. These cards also have two sentences on each card. 20 booklets - $3.95


Using Multiple Syllable Words to Make Sentences

Multiple Syllable Phonetic Single Sentence Booklets
Set 9 - Multiple Syllable Phonetic Single Sentence Booklets
The cards in this set feature words that have two or three syllables and some double or triple blends. Each booklet has one sentence on the outside of the card and the picture on the inside to discourage picture guessing. 20 booklets - $3.95

Multiple Syllable Phonetic Double Sentence Booklets
Set 10 - Multiple Syllable Phonetic Double Sentence Booklets
These booklets have two sentences with long phonetic words on them. 20 booklets - $3.95


Reading Sentences with Silent Final 'e' Words

Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Same Vowel
Set 11 - Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Same Vowel
The first set of booklets has 5 books for each vowel. Each of these has two or three words with just that long vowel sound for the silent final 'e' words. 20 booklets - $3.95

Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Mixed Vowels
Set 12 - Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Mixed Vowels
These books have a mixed selection of silent final 'e' words in them contained within one sentence. 20 booklets - $3.95

Silent Final 'e' Double Sentence Booklets
Set 13 - Silent Final 'e' Double Sentence Booklets
The final set of sentence booklets has two sentences of mixed silent final e words in them. If your child can successfully read these booklets and the ones preceding them, then your child should be ready to start reading the books in our reading series and beyond. 20 booklets - $3.95