Two Player Reading 1d – ar, or, ai, ay, oi words

Year Level: Foundation, Year 1 & 2

This final app (from a set of four) has been designed for students learning to read words containing the phonic concepts: ar, or, ai, ay and oi. It is an excellent supplement to early reading books, flash cards and reading games.

The App is most suitable for the following age groups:

  • Year 1 students as they embark on the journey of learning to read along with their peers.
  • Older students who are still acquiring the ability to read words which contain the early phonic concepts ar, or, ai, ay and oi.

This two player game is designed to provide early readers with multiple opportunities:

  • To rehearse their decoding and single word reading skills.
  • To extend their decoding and reading skills by introducing early phonics concepts (ar, or, ai, ay, oi) in a gradual manner.

Particular consideration has been given to:

  • Alphabet and phonic sounds rather than letter naming.
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • An ordered sequence of reading concepts

 

PARTICULAR CONSIDERATION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS

1. Alphabet and phonic sounds rather than letter naming.

Children require alphabet and phonic knowledge in order to read and spell. However, rather than letter naming ability, alphabet sound and phonic sound knowledge is the more important skill.

In order to decode a word such as ‘frog’, a student must be able to recognise each of the four alphabet symbols and then verbalise the associated alphabet sounds: “f-r-o-g”.

No alphabet letter naming came into the process. For this reason these games only provide alphabet and phonic sound support.

2. Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness refers to an individual’s ability

to focus on the phonemic or sound structure of words. Phonemic awareness is particularly important as it

has been shown by researchers to be an important prerequisite skill for reading and spelling.

When decoding (or reading a word) a child must blend sounds together. Using the example of the word ‘wink’, a student must be able to recognise and then verbalise each of the four alphabet sounds. The final stage involves blending or combining the sounds together.

3. An ordered sequence of reading concepts.

App 1c: Four sound words that contain double constants:

CCVC words – E.g. Frog, stop, club. CVCC words – E.g. Went, held, jump.

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