Castles and Things
This is written for children under the age of eight. It is assumed that they will have been introduced to the alphabet, beginning consonant sounds, and short vowel sounds.
This book reviews beginning sounds and sound symbol associations.
For Teachers and Parents!
- Rhyming words
- Numbers from 11 to 20
- New vocabulary of about 200 words
- Role-plays and verses that the children will repeat many times.
These activities provide practice with speaking and identifying rhyming words while introducing basic sentence structure and the rhythm of the English language.
The basic teacher instructions are given in the small boxes on each page. This is efficient for the teacher and also allows the parents to understand what the child has been asked to do. For this reason, the instructions are more repetitive and detailed than would be necessary if they were for teacher use only. It is important that the teacher repeat each question and guide the children’s sentence answers many times.
This book provides independent work for the children. The students will need a brief explanation of what they are to do before starting the pages that accompany each lesson. Each student travels with the storybook characters and a classroom or an imaginary friend.
The instructions are supplied in bold face to direct the children to what they are expected to do. Some pages have brief small print instructions for the teacher.
This Guide provides a review of rhyming words and some of the vocabulary introduced in the previous books. The games in this Guide provide essential listening and speaking activities that reinforce the lessons covered in the book.