When learning to read, several factors come into play, such as phonemic awareness, decoding and reading comprehension, and the newly developed learning videos that accompany our CVC Emergent Readers eBooks are not only in line with our existing progression, but also allow for learners to practice the above skills in fun and engaging ways!
1. Phonemic Awareness
Our CVC Emergent Readers eBooks first introduce learners to different word endings categorized by the following vowel sounds: Short ‘A’, Short ‘E’, Short ‘I’, Short ‘O’, Short ‘U’ and mixes. As students are watching the videos that accompany these eBooks, they will be asked listen to the words being read, practice pronouncing them and then be challenged to read the words themselves. In following this structure, students will not only hear the words several times but will also have a chance to say the words multiple times, thus reinforcing learning and strengthening their phonemic awareness skills.
Once young readers have practiced developing their phonemic awareness skills, the next set of eBooks and learning videos revisit the vocabulary they have already learned, only this time the short vowel sound words are mixed together; and in addition to focusing on ending sounds, the videos also work on developing decoding skills that play an important role in allowing children to recognize familiar words with ease and in helping them to figure out words they haven’t seen before.
When learning to read, not only is it important for students to be able to sound out and decode words, but it is also essential for children to put into practice vocabulary they have read, which is why this set of learning videos was created to accompany each of our thematic CVC Words eBooks.
4. Consolidating Learning
After having practiced reading CVC words in multiple ways, this last set of eBooks and accompanying learning videos give students a chance to show off their newly learned skills as they are encouraged to try reading and putting into context not one, but two words per page!
The 60 CVC 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 an upcoming set of videos that will accompany the rest of our Emergent and Transitional Readers eBooks.
Looking for a way to assess reading skills in addition to teaching them? Learn more our editable Reading Assessment Forms that will allow you to track student progress right from the beginning stages of learning how to read!
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!