When learning to read, several factors come into play, such as phonemic awareness, decoding and reading comprehension. The newly developed learning videos that accompany our CCVC Emergent Readers eBooks are not only in line with our existing progression, but also allow learners to practice the above skills in fun and engaging ways!
The first set of learning videos focus on beginning sounds in CCVC words such as bl, ch, st, etc. Learners have the opportunity to listen to words read as a whole, broken down into parts (beginning and end sounds), then they are asked to repeat what they hear, and finally they are invited to try reading the words themselves.
Short ‘A’, ‘E’, ‘I’, ‘O’ & ‘U’ & Mixes
These videos present CCVC words by word family endings and focus on word recognition, phonemic awareness and pronunciation. In keeping with the learning pattern set out in the initial sounds videos, learners again have the opportunity to listen, repeat and practice reading words independently.
CCVC Words Random Mixes
This set reviews CCVC words already seen and invites children to practice reading the words in different tones of voices ranging from quiet to loud, and then independently.
CCVC Words Themed Mixes
An important part of learning to read is the ability to comprehend text. These videos put the CCVC words students have learned into themed contexts and allows them to imagine how they may be used orally, thereby enhancing their language and comprehension skills. The words are first presented individually and then in the context of a sentence.
In this final set of reading videos, learners are introduced to two words at a time – either CVC, CCVC or a combination of both, the focus being on word recognition, vocabulary building, and comprehension skills.
The CCVC Words videos are now available and are suitable for both classroom and at-home use. Explore our purchasing options to learn more and stay tuned for upcoming sets of learning videos!
Looking for a way to assess reading skills in addition to teaching them? Check our editable Reading Assessment Forms that allow you to track student progress at the beginner stages of reading.
At Education by Shala Books, we are always looking for ways to enhance our existing resources, and so when Timmy Riday, an English teacher, and Qingdao LEKU Education & Culture Entertainment Co. Ltd. proposed the creation of learning videos to accompany our existing Emergent and Transitional Readers eBooks, it was an idea we immediately jumped on as we could see the value in them for learners. Do you have an idea that you feel would be of benefit? If so, feel free to contact us to discuss selling opportunities on our website!