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Teacher’s Booklet

Learn English with Letterland Core Resources

Teacher’s Booklet

Software

Audio Pack: 4 Audio CDs

2 Workbooks

2 Student Books + Stickers

Supporting materials

Big Cards

Big Picture Code Cards

Alphabet Frieze

First Reading Flashcards

Action Tricks Poster

Code: TC48

For more information, please visit: www.letterland.com

ISBN 978-1-86209-665-3

9 781862 096653 Child-friendly phonics

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Published by Letterland International Ltd, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9AD, UK www.letterland.com © Letterland International 2009. Reprinted 2012, 2013. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 ISBN: 978-1-86209-665-3 Product Code: TC48 LETTERLAND® is a registered trademark of Lyn Wendon. The author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior permission of the Publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4LP. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not by way of trade or otherwise be lent, hired out or otherwise circulated without the Publisher’s prior consent. Written & designed by Lisa Holt Originator of Letterland Lyn Wendon

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Level 1 Teacher’s Booklet

Contents Letterland resources

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Introduction

4-5

Level 1 syllabus

6-7

Student Book teaching Workbook teaching

8-13 14-17

Vowels, Blends & Assessment

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Letterland teaching techniques

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Activity bank - Shapes

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Activity bank - Sounds

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Activity bank - Vocabulary Letterland costumes Assessment sheets By Lisa Holt

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Level 1 Level 1 contains everything you need to introduce: • letter recognition skills - sounds & shapes (Aa-Zz + long vowels) • listening and speaking skills • basic English vocabulary • oral blending and segmenting • high-frequency words. Student resources include: 2 Student Books 2 Sticker books 2 Workbooks Class resources include: Teacher’s Booklet 4 CDs Software Student Books contain: 26 sounds and shapes + long vowels 26 songs 27 chants 27 stories 26 topic based units 10 review sections 10 listening test exercises teaching notes on every page.

Student Books

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Stickers

Letterland Resources

Audio CDs contain: pronunciation support 27 chants 28 songs 27 stories 10 listening test exercises. Software contains: animated content from student books 20 new ‘blended sound’ chants 26 handwriting songs Record & compare feature Workbooks contain: 26 sounds and shapes (Aa-Zz) practice in writing both upper and lowercase letter shapes and word structures.

Software

Workbooks

Audio CDs


We would recommend these Letterland resources to accompany Level 1.

Fix-it Phonics Big Cards These super-sized cards are great for whole class focus and vocabulary extension. Introduce your class to each new sound by showing the enlarged scene. On the reverse side is a reminder of the story and a full list of words to find.

Big Picture Code Cards This pack of 46 large cards features a-z, long a e i o u and extra double consonants. With the Letterland character on one side and the plain letter on the reverse, they are an invaluable tool in the word building and live spelling exercises.

Action Tricks Poster Multi-sensory memory clues for the letter sounds are an important component of Level 1. Each Action Trick is illustrated and explained in the Student Books, but you may also want this poster to put up in your classroom. It provides a great reference point for whole class revision work.

Also highly recommended

For students

An Alphabet Frieze is a useful classroom resource when introducing new letters.

There are lots of Letterland resources for children to use at home. See our catalogue for full details. Why not encourage word building and letter revision at home with the First Reading Flashcards ?

Letterland Resources

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Letterland Fix-it Phonics

Level 1 - focuses on Aa-Zz shapes and sounds. Level 2 - revises a-z and introduces some important digraphs and trigraphs (2 or 3 letters representing a new sound e.g sh in shop). Level 3 - introduces more digraphs and trigraphs, building the foundations for full literacy in English.

Level 1 - Teaching order The teaching order is: s a t p i n m d g o c k e u r h b f l j v w x y z qu This order is recommended by the UK government and has been chosen for Level 1 as it maximises word building possibilities from an early stage. As you can see from the syllabus (pages 6-7) children can start to build words after just three lessons.

Alphabet names You may find that the children in your class already know the traditional alphabet names (ay, bee, cee... ). They may know an alphabet song, or may have been taught the alphabet names at home. In the early stages of learning, Letterland puts more emphasis on learning the sounds rather than the names simply because when children are learning to read, it is letter sounds rather than alphabet names that help them to read words. You can blend the letter sounds ‘mmm…’ ‘a…’ ‘nnn…’ into the word man, but the alphabet names ‘em’ ‘ay’ ‘en’ can only give you a non-word: emayen. At the end of Book 2, the children will review the whole alphabet including the sounds and alphabet names of the letters.

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Your key to success At the heart of Letterland teaching are Lyn Wendon’s carefully developed and information-rich pictogram characters. A pictogram is a visual image that is designed to carry information. Letterland pictograms carry information about each letter’s shape and sound. By just starting to say characters’ names, children discover the most common sounds that letters make in words. Letterland pictograms work in accordance with recognised principles of memory and act as mnemonics (memory aids). The result is accelerated letter recognition and quick progress in phonics. Explain Letterland to your children like this…

When most people look inside a book, all they see are plain, black letters. That’s because they haven’t been to Letterland and they don’t know that every letter is really a Letterland friend.

Letterland is the secret place where all the letters live together. You have been given a special key to unlock that secret place and learn all about the Letterland characters.

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Level 1 Syllabus Book

Letter

Vocabulary

Topic

Word build*

1

s

sun, sea, sand

Hello, my name is...

1

a

apple, ant, arrow

How are you? I’m fine, thanks.

1

t

train, tree, ten

Shapes

at, sat

1

p

pen, paint, pencil

Colours

pat, tap

1

i

in, ink, insect

What is it? It is a...

sit, it

1

n

nine, nose, noodles

Numbers 1-9 How old are you?

in, pin, pan

1

m

map, milk, man

Numbers How many?

man, mat, map

1

d

dog, drum, dad

Days of the week

dad, sad, mad

1

g

garden, gate, grass

Girls & boys

dog, pig, dig

1

o

on, off, orange

Up, down, around

top, on, off

1

c

car, cup, cake

What can you do? Expressing ability.

cat, can, cap

1

k

key, kettle, kitchen

Body parts

kick, neck,

1

ck

kick, sack, sock

What colour is it?

kick, sack, sock

1

e

egg, envelope, elbow

I can... More verbs to express ability

ten, end, egg

1

u

up, under, umbrella

Where is it? Under, on

up, cup, sun

* Words - These are just a selection of sample decodable words. Teach more or less depending on 6

your class.


Book

Letter

Vocabulary

Topic**

1

r

rain, river, rice

Expressing ability. Can you? rock, run, rug Yes, I can / No, I can’t.

1

h

hat, house, hand

Likes and dislikes. Do you like? I like / I hate.

hat, hand, hop

1

b

book, ball, boat

Family - brother, sister, mum, dad

bag, bed, big

1

f

fish, frog, fire

Food - fruit

off, fan, fat

1

l

log, leg, lion

Houses, rooms. Where do you live?

leg, log, doll

2

j

jet, juice, jam

Clothes. Can I have...? Here you are.

jet, jam, jug

2

v

van, vegetables, vet

Food - vegetables. Singular and plurals

van, vet, vest

2

w

water, watch, window

Weather - sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy

win, web, wind

2

x

six, box, fox

Inviting friends. Let’s point, count, smell, wave, sit, etc.

six, box, fox

2

y

yo-yo, yellow, yogurt

Decodable questions. Yes/ No

yes, yak

2

z

zero, zip, zoo

Animals

zip, buzz, fizz

2

qu

2

aeiou

2

Blends

2

Word build

quarter, question, quilt Review questions

quick, quiz, quilt

2 words per initial long vowel sound

Introducing the Vowel Men who say their names

Focus on sounds Initial and medial

bl, cl, fl, gl, sl, br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr,

sc, sk, sp, st, sn, sm, sw 3 words for each sound

Decodable reading & writing exercises

Focus on rhymes & visual discrimination

Decodable reading & writing tests

Alphabet Vocabulary review review Alphabet names

** Topics - This is not a comprehensive list of all the language covered. Further nouns, verbs and adjectives are introduced throughout Level 1.

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Student Books

Welcome to Letterland The Student Books are designed to be used in the classroom with the Level 1 CDs. At the start of the lesson listen to the Letterland Theme Song. This song has lots of useful verbs for the children to become familiar with over time. Make up actions to accompany the song. You could pretend to: Fly, jump, ride, hop and drive to Letterland.

Introducing the characters Turn to the first page of the Student Book with your class. Look at the picture and talk about what you can see. Then listen to the next track. The character introduces him/herself. You will notice each character has an alliterative name. This helps reinforce the sound they make in words. The character will say their sound and three words that start with their sound. Repeat the sound and words with the character. It is very important to make the sound correctly.

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Teaching Tip - Sounds Trick Teac To discover any character’s usual letter sound, just start to say their name: Sammy Snake, ‘sss’. This is a useful trick to help children remember the characters’ sounds.

Student Book - Sample Pages


Check List Book 1 - Part 1 To be completed by the teacher at the end of each section of the Student Book and Workbook. Place a to show progress. The student can:

s

Sound

a

t

p

...give the correct sound when shown the letter shape.

Vocabulary ...think of 2 vocabulary items starting with the target sound.

Shape - lower case ...find the lower case shape in a display of other letter shapes. ...form the letter shape in their workbook.

Shape - upper case ...find the capital letter shape in a display of other letter shapes. ...form the letter shape in their workbook.

Oral language ...understand and participate in the oral language work.

Word building ...orally blend a simple cvc word using the letters s a t p.

has finished section 1 Level 1, Book 1 and is now ready to move on to section 2. Student name

Sign

Date

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Fix-it Phonics Level 1 - Teacher's Booklet  

The first level of Fix-It Phonics system introducing the English Alphabet (Aa-Zz) and teaches first speaking skills.

Fix-it Phonics Level 1 - Teacher's Booklet  

The first level of Fix-It Phonics system introducing the English Alphabet (Aa-Zz) and teaches first speaking skills.

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