Reading A-Z offers many resources for teaching word awareness. Materials that are well suited for "read-aloud" or "read to" instruction include alliterative Read-Aloud Books, Alphabet Chants
, High-Frequency Word Books
, Alphabet Books
, and Shared Reading Books
Onset and Rime Awareness
Strategic lessons that teach word families (phonograms) are part of Reading A-Z's systematic phonics lessons
. Blending and substitution activities are included in these lessons. Phonogram Flashcards
can be used in word manipulation/building activities.
Reading A-Z offers Poetry Books & Nursery Rhymes
for teaching rhyme—and some Leveled Books focus on rhyme awareness
for an after-reading activity. Alphabet Chants
are excellent resources for teaching rhyme awareness.
Lessons in selected Leveled Books provide strategies for teaching syllable awareness
Each phonics lesson
includes phonemic awareness activities. Strategies include listening to alliterative passages, blending and segmenting sounds, and manipulating sounds in words through substitution, deletion, and addition of phonemes. Each Leveled Book lesson from levels aa through J
contains a specific strategy for teaching a targeted phoneme.
have a high occurrence of words that contain the targeted phoneme. Reading A-Z provides books for major phonemes.