ERIC Number: ED106789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
[Sound-Word-Sentence-Meaning Song Cards].
Williams, Ralph L., Jr.
This program, one of those included in "Effective Reading Programs...," is used as a supplementary program for over 400 first graders in 17 classes at eight elementary schools. The children, most of whom are white, come from middle-income families in a small city. The program was developed to strengthen the basic reading program by using songs, word riddles, and play-at-home games. Specifically, the program aims to develop early in the first-grade experience the ability to hear and visually recognize separate sounds in words; to familiarize beginning readers with the vocabulary they will later encounter in their basal texts; to develop the meaning of the vocabulary taught; and to present necessary patterned drill without the usual monotony of traditional instruction. Students are taught a traditional first-grade song, which the teacher subsequently uses as the basis for reading skill instruction. Song cards are used to provide sounds in the context of words and words in the context of sentences, and to develop phonetic sounds that include consonants, vowels, blends, diphthongs, and phonograms. The play-at-home games are vocabulary maintenance games. The program operates in the regular classroom. (WR/AIR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fremont Unified School District, CA.