TUTORING WITH TRAINING WHEELS
©1999 Ann Coffeen Turner
Sample Picture Letters from the Mnemonic Picture Game
©1999 Ann Turner
MNEMONIC PICTURE GAME
FOR MEMORIZING LETTER-SOUNDS
SPEEDS UP MEMORIZING AND MAKES IT FUN
Memorizing which letter goes with which sound is
difficult for many children, especially dyslexics.
When key words are built into the shapes of the
letters, the alphabet makes sense. Children learn their letter sounds quickly when they play these games.
Young children, beginners, late bloomers,
dyslexics, and children with ADD enjoy playing
these games with their tutor or parent.
Teaching phonics with picture mnemonics has
been supported by research, but this technique
is often ignored in favor of rote memorization.
PICTURE PACKETS FOR PHONEMIC AWARENESS
A hands-on way to learn how to put sounds together.
Make three-letter words out of movable letters.
Matching colors on the back win.
Ready-made packets. The grown-up and the child don't
have to hunt for letters and words.
Only a few letters to choose from in each packet.
Avoid retrieval problems with miniature picture-letters.
This auditory-to-visual approach helps children with
blending, sequencing, retrieval, and listening problems.
21 packets with five three-letter words in each.
SPELLING WITH CLUES FOR DYSLEXICS - ALL AGES
This approach is much easier for dyslexics than sounding out
and out-of-the-air spelling.
Hundreds of one-syllable phonetic words in five categories.
Especially useful for learning consonant-blend words.
A tutor or home schooler can improve blending, sequencing,
and auditory discrimination with these spelling pages.
Dyslexics with retrieval problems can zero in on the letters
quickly, then kick away the training wheels and spell
without needing the clues.
Spelling makes sense when students can SEE the letters in
their beginning, middle, and ending positions.
THE TRADING GAMES - SYLLABICATION
For any child who needs to decode longer words.
152 syllable games.
In four levels - grade 2 through grade 5.
Takes the boredom out of detached syllables.
Dividing Pages for learning the rules.
Winning based on luck and strategy, not decoding skill.
COLOR-CODED VOWELS - ONLY 13 COLORS
Teaching phonics isn't enough. Children need a way to figure out
those words that can't be sounded out.
No need for "look-and-guess" sight words. The colors translate
the "crazy" spellings and speed up memorization.
The colors are easy to memorize because they make sense. For
example, elephants are gray, and so is short "e."
These games make it easy to pronounce the vowels in each word.
Children can sound their way into their sight words, even the
ones with irregular spellings.
Vowel pack and fish games for ear training and automaticity.
The words switch easily to black before the child starts a book.
Used successfully with beginners and dyslexics for more than forty
NINE RETOLD TALES
Grades 2 to 4. Time-tested classics in an age-neutral format.
Eventful stories for dyslexics who need a controlled reading vocabulary
(controlled by number) but are bored with beginnner books.
Stories that are usually told with longer words and smaller print.
Large print and double spacing to foster fluency.
The vocabulary for each book can be prepared by using the Color Coded word games.
TAPES AND RULES
Ear-training and spelling rules for tutors, home-schooling
parents, and older pupils. Audio-tape and charts.
$35.00. I have to charge for this one.
TRANSITION PACKETS AND SPELLING CARDS
Combines the color code with the packets approach.
Packets of letter-cards that help beginners make the transition
from three-letter words to varied vowel spellings.
Packets and spelling cards. The packets have movable letters
in ready-made packets.
A sample spelling packet is on the left.
Systematically sound out high-priority "sight words."
Color-coded vowels and the beginning-middle-end
format make decoding easier for dyslexic beginners.
A tutor or home schooler can use these materials with any
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Innovative use of pictures, colors, games, and memory tricks
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These are hands-on materials, not computer games.
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MULTIPLICATION PICTURE RHYMES
For the hard-to-memorize 6, 7, and 8 tables.
Combine rhymes with mnemonic pictures.
8 and 8 dropped sticks on the floor, So 8 times 8 is 64.
The numbers have their own personalities.
8 means well, 6 is lazy, and 7 is always helpful.
Only 15 cards to memorize.
Includes 3 x 3 , 3 x 4, and 4 x 4 but no 2, 5, 9.
10, or 11 tables. Fewer cards are
6 asked 8 for one more plate.
So 6 times 8 is 48.
6 asked 7 to pour the stew.
So 6 times 7 is 42.