Common Core Aligned: Yes
** From the Publisher’s Website: **
Word building is the key step in every Touchphonics lesson where students work with Touch-Units to build and manipulate words. Touch-Units are three dimensional letters and linked letter combinations that provide concrete representations of the essential English graphemes. Touch-Units make decoding concepts attainable by involving four modalities: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile. Touch-Units are made of soft, flexible, rubber (latex free)*, with a textured surface to intensify the tactile neurological input—crucial to at-risk readers.
Each of Touchpoints 59 lessons follow a basic 11-step process.
1: Phonemic Awareness – Become familiar with the target phoneme pattern
2: Link Sound to Letter – Mini phonics lesson
3: Build Words #1 – Teacher models building words
4: Build Words #2 – Student builds words
5: Read Words in Isolation
6: Independent Practice – Student completes workbook activities
7: Dictation – Students write dictated students that include target lesson words
8: Build Words from Reader – Preview the reader text
9: Learn Sight Words – Learn sight words that will be in the reader text
10: Read the Reader – Students read the reader text
11: Respond to the Story – Students demonstrate comprehension of the reader text
About the Author:
The Touchphonics system was developed by Dr. Robin Steed and tested and proven in reading laboratories at Brigham Young University for over 6 years.
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