When Blending and Segmenting are Mastered, it’s Time to Decode Words
Decoding is the child’s ability to use their skill of letter/sound connections and proficiency in recognizing letter patterns to correctly vocalize written words. Understanding all these aspects gives children the capacity to identify familiar phrases quickly and to decode words that they have never have seen before.
Even though a few students may well have the ability to decode a number of letter/sound relationships by themselves, the majority of them require training. Our reading lessons guide beginning readers in learning these particular connections as well as the best ways to pronounce words and the ability to react properly to exceptions to the rules.
Words are the building blocks of sentences. Much of your childrens’ reading frustrations will likely stem from the incapacity to read words. Your child will not likely be capable of reading through sentences if he cannot read words correctly.
To read words properly, it’s necessary to acquire good decoding abilities. Figuring out effective ways to decipher words first involves proficiency in phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle (phonics), phoneme blending and phoneme segmenting.
In order to read words successfully, your child needs the knowledge of letter/sound affiliations. The novice reader requires a great deal of training in decoding words to build self-confidence to increase their mastery before progressing forward.
The activities below were developed by specialists and will provide your student the challenge and practice needed to become very efficient at decoding and reading words and will make them equipped to proceed to Step 6: Reading Sentences.
Word Decoding Games Help Your Child Read Words with Phonetic Letter Sounds
ABC Reading Magic 1
Short Vowel Words
Your Child will learn how to blend, segment, and read 3-letter, short vowel words
This exciting game app introduces your child to CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, such as “cat,” “box,” and “rug.” It reinforces letter sound knowledge and helps children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.
ABC Reading Magic 2
This app focuses on consonant blends-CVCC (consonant-vowel-consonant-consonant) and CCVC (consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant) words, such as “land,” “jump,” and “nest.” It also reinforces letter sound knowledge and helps children learn the essential reading skill of segmenting.
WORD READING MAGIC 1
Help Your Child Gain Mastery in Reading CVC Words
This app helps your child gain practice and proficiency in decoding (reading) words. This app focuses on CVC (consonant – vowel – consonant) words. This app will help your child become a fluid reader of 3-letter short vowel words.
WORD READING MAGIC 2
Help Your Child Gain Mastery in Reading CVCC/CCVC Words
This app helps your child gain practice and proficiency in decoding (reading) words that contain consonant blends in them. This app focuses on CVCC (consonant – vowel – consonant – consonant) and CCVC words. This app will help your child become a fluid reader of 4-letter short vowel words. This app teaches the essential skill of reading these types of words rather than focusing on word lists.
Word Reading Booklets - Downloadables
Short Vowel Words, 3-Letter
PDF Downloads 12 Cards per Set – $3.95 each
Short ‘a’ Words
Short ‘e’ Words
Short ‘i’ Words
Short ‘o’ Words
Short ‘u’ Words
Short ‘u’ Words with Double Consonant Endings
All 6 Sets – 60 Word Cards
4-Letter Phonetic Word Cards with Consonant Blends
15 Cards per Set – $3.95 each
Things at Home
People and Activities
All 7 Sets – 108 Cards – $22.95
Phonetic Word Cards With Two Consonant Blends
This is a small step up for your child from the 4-letter word blends. Having successfully mastered reading words with consonant blends, your child can now practice reading words that have a consonant blend at the beginning and end of the word.
15 Cards – $3.95
Phonetic Word Cards With Triple Consonant Blends
This is another step for your child from the 4-letter word blends. Having successfully mastered reading words with regular and two consonant blends, your child can now practice reading words that have triple consonant blends.
15 Cards – $3.95
Multiple Syllable Word Cards
10-15 Cards per Set – $3.95 each
Tools and Equipment
On the Go
All 9 Sets – 114 Cards – $24.95
Short Vowel Words, 3-Letter
14 Cards per Set
Silent Final ‘e’ Set 1 Flipbook
Silent Final ‘e’ Set 2 Flipbook
Silent Final ‘e’, Long ‘a’
Silent Final ‘e’, Long ‘i’
Silent Final ‘e’, Long ‘o’
Silent Final ‘e’, Long ‘u’
Silent Final e, Mixed Long Vowels and Consonant Blends
All 7 Sets – 100 Cards
Phonogram Word Cards
PDF Downloads 4 Booklets, 12 Words per Set – $3.95 each
Set 1 – sh, ng, ck, ee
Set 2 – ch, th, ai, oa
Set 3 – ow, ow, er, ay
Set 4 – aw, ar, ea, ea
Set 5 – oo, oo, oi, ur
Set 6 – or, ir, oy, ou
Set 7 – ce/ci, ge/gi, qu, wh
Set 8 – ed, ed, ed, ew
Set 9 – y, y, ey, ey
Set 10 – ie, ie, i, o
Set 11 – igh, tch, dge, ear
Set 12 – eigh, wor, oe, au
Set 13 – gn, kn, wr, ph, ui, ci, si, ti
All 13 Sets – 52 Booklets – Over 600 Words – $34.95