Phonics an instructional approach where emerging readers “sound out” words. The new readers learn to associate letters or letter groups with the sounds they represent, and pronounce the word these sounds create, essentially building a word using sounds. Listening has always been an integral part of learning to read, and Tales2Go storytellers speak those letter sounds on all grade levels. The catalog includes titles for those reading and listening at a preschool level, up to a high school level of instruction, and even audio books for parents or teachers. Hearing those sounds that make up words pronounced appropriately and clearly simplifies the process of learning those letter sounds. The emerging reader is then using phonics to build a variety of new words, deepening their understanding of language, literature, and text.
Below you will find activities for teachers and parents looking to use Tales2Go to help students learn with phonics: