Alphabet Stew and Chocolate Too: Songs for Developing Phonological Awareness, Literacy, and Communication Skills - This book is available NOW if you contact me by e-mail. Click here for a sneak peek at the Table of Contents.Description: Help all children maximize their potential for literacy by developing a foundation of reading readiness through the motivating medium of music. By systematically teaching kids to manipulate and play with the sounds of language, you will witness a leap forward in both literacy and communication abilities. As a teacher or parent, you will become comfortable with teaching a continuum of phonological awareness skills. You will also learn valuable strategies for developing the speech-to-print connection, teaching sight words, and improving both inflection and reading comprehension. This 215 page e-book is jam-packed with specific strategies for using music, rhythm, and visual supports to teach specific literacy skills identified in the Common Core Standards to both children with special needs and their typically developing peers.
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My Color Book – color pdf ready for laminating and binding. Music is printed on the back page and available as an mp3. Structure of the song and book places the color name at the end of each phrase to help kids fill in the color name. Also great for developing literacy and communication skills.
I Can Sing My Alphabet Sounds – color pdf ready for laminating and binding. Develop phonemic awareness and letter recognition with this book and accompanying mp3. Structure of the song allows for completion of object name or letter sounds — A is for (apple), /a/, /a/, /a/.
I Can Sing My Alphabet Letters – color pdf ready for laminating and binding. This version focuses on learning the name of each letter without introducing the sound of each letter. The song uses the same melody as “I Can Sing My Alphabet Sounds” but it is recorded with a distinct accompaniment.