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Readers 31-40 introduce the long vowel sounds (e.g. a-e as in cake). This single feature enables children to decode a very large set of new words.
Fitzroy Sounding Readers is the most powerful literacy aid we have ever made. Especially for people who have never learned how to read phonically. It directly shows teachers and students how to SOUND OUT words - using a human voice.
The student can sit at the computer and hear the stories, click on any word they are not sure of, and have it SOUNDED OUT for them: unless of course it is a special word - in which case the word is spoken.
The student can:
This software is recommended for students who are slow learners - and also for eager students who wish to race ahead and understand an entire range of sounds, as well as enough special words to be able to read the daily newspaper!
Here the first long vowel digraph is taught. Until this point, all words that contained them were learned as special words.
Words are chosen to reinforce both old and new spelling patterns. Screwdriver, for instance, contains the new sound for Reader 37, ew, as well as er which was first learnt in Reader 14. This repetition helps long term retention.
The long vowel digraphs are reinforced by a careful choice of vocab: e.g. Kate, cake & rake.
At the end of each Reader, Some New Words include additional words that practise the new sound being learned.
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