After students learn to recognize the letters, they learn basic letter sounds. This is one of several unique songs designed to help students associate each letter with a key word.
Because lessons are designed to provide instruction targeted to the student’s individual needs, pre-assessments like this one determine the student’s prior knowledge.
This explicit letter-sound instruction is provided to teach letters the student did not pass in the pre-assessment. Note how many different methods are used to teach the connection between the written letter A and the sound /a/.
Rusty and Rosy Learn with Me provides many opportunities for fun practice in games like this one.
Students apply their letter knowledge to blend decodable words in this activity. Notice how the multimedia presentation goes beyond what the teacher can do in a classroom. Students see and hear how the letter sounds combine to make words. Many students experience a major “a-ha” moment with the Word Birds.
The lesson concludes in this interactive book. Notice how Rusty and Rosy ensure that the students are reading every word. Research also demonstrates the importance of multiple readings. Rusty and Rosy Learn with Me makes repeated readings fun by adding silly voices.
After reading the book, students practice reading decodable words and sentences from the book.
Finally, students complete an assessment that determines whether they have mastered the target skills. Students who fail the assessment see remediation later. Students who demonstrate mastery will move to more difficult material and review this book later.