Early Basic Skills 4: Using Digraphs using NSW font (No. 269)

Author: D.J. Ferguson, Publisher: Coroneos Publications
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This book is the fourth in a series of five in the Early Basic Skills series using NSW handwriting font for children aged 4 to 7:

  • #266 Early Basic Skills: Single Sounds
  • #267 Early Basic Skills: Simple Words & Sentences
  • #268 Early Basic Skills: Blending Consonants
  • #269 Early Basic Skills: Using Digraphs
  • #270 Early Basic Skills: Written Text: Punctuation and Grammar

In this workbook it is assumed that the child knows all the single sounds and can confidently and smoothly blend many consonants. This book moves on to digraphs - letter combinations where the letters combine to make new sounds (ch, th, or, oo, aw etc).

In this workbook chlidren are given the opportunity to:

  • learn to recognise and use all the most common digraphs
  • hone their decoding skills
  • improve comprehension skills
  • practise handwriting
  • classify and sort words
  • improve their vocabulary and
  • increase their sight word vocabulary through a variety of activities.

These activities include:

  • writing missing letters
  • matching word to picture
  • tracing over words
  • drawing pictures to demonstrate comprehension of text
  • selecting correct words
  • answering yes or no, or selecting true or false to demonstrate comprehension of text
  • matching words to word shapes
  • building new words and
  • Who am I

Sometimes children will need help with the instructions, reading more difficult sentences and comprehending words that are new to them.

More Information
Year Level Preschool, Kindergarten, Year 1
Edition N/A
Date of Publication 2010
ISBN 9781921565595
Subject Early Years, English