The YELLOW book is recommended for Year 1 students and those older students requiring intervention.
It is worthwhile to remember that a lot of our students have not completed much PA skill development
(particularly addition. deletion and substitution of phonemes) in the past
and also as Dr David Kilpatrick explains ” A regularly developing child does not reach their peak with PA skills before their 4th or 5th year of schooling” This takes the need for PA sessions much further than what was previously thought. And our dyslexic students and others experiencing difficulty are likely to need PA sessions for much longer than that.
This fabulous resource was highly recommended by Dr Carol Tolman during her presentation of the training modules of the LETRS course (Literacy Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Seelect has made this resource available in Australia. 35 weeks of Mon to Fri curriculum in Phonemic Awareness. Do you need to see on approval or drop into the store to view.
A BLUE Foundation version and a PURPLE pre school version can also be ordered.
NOTE: .If your Foundation (Reception SA, Kindergarten NSW, Pre Primary WA etc) students arrive with a weaker than expected language base, a recommendation from teachers and speech pathologists has been to …
“Use the Purple book (every second week of the programme) for the first 2 terms and then move the students to the Blue book starting at Week 1 and using each week of the programme . The following year when these students are in Year 1, begin the Blue book again”
You are encouraged to check out the Heggerty.org site for free placement tests and other FREEBIE resources.