The following pack contains the basic, reusable items you need to teach Letterland. The teacher guides provide some resources that can be photocopied or printed for ‘bookwork’, and there are free resources that can be downloaded from the Letterland website as well. These can be supplemented with a variety of Letterland activity books, workbooks, readers, flashcards, software, and games etc. or with whatever you have available at home or the library.
The K-Start Pack is designed for the child who is ready to start junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten and take him further down the road to reading. Letterland characters are waiting to explain all kinds of phonics facts along the way, and catchy little songs are used to help your child practice and remember what he is learning.
The Home School K-Start Pack contains the following products:
Teacher’s Guide (TG)
With the Phonemic Awareness Fast Track you can choose to teach a-z letter sounds in 3 weeks; Easy to use – clearly structured with lesson plans at the front, 32 pages of photocopiables include extension work and reinforcement; Timesaving – invaluable help with assessment; Strategies – Special Child Strategies and Teacher Strategies that accelerate learning while keeping it simple and fun. (while supplies last)
With the Phonemic Awareness Fast Track you can choose to teach a-z letter sounds in 3 weeks; Easy to use – clearly structured with lesson plans at the front, 32 pages of photocopiables include extension work and reinforcement; Timesaving – invaluable help with assessment; Strategies – Special Child Strategies and Teacher Strategies that accelerate learning while keeping it simple and fun. (This is an updated version of the above Teachers Guide, with additional lessons and a resource CD)
Note: Only 1 of the above teacher’s guides are available in the K-Starter Pack
ABC book (paperback) ABC SB
This best-selling book is a much-loved publication and a perfect introduction to the Letterland characters. Children will enjoy meeting Annie Apple and all her friends as they look at the 26 beautifully illustrated scenes and listen to the accompanying stories. On each page there are lots of objects to discover beginning with a letter sound, so there’s plenty of opportunity for young learners to practise their growing phonics skills. Ideal for promoting phonemic awareness, developing vocabulary and teaching listening skills, the ABC Book is an essential addition to any child’s bookshelf and to any classroom where phonics is part of the curriculum.
Bright illustrations and super stories make this sequel to the popular ABC Book great for young children who are already familiar with the a-z letters and sounds. Featuring 22 essential digraphs this colourful book teaches what happens when letters come together in a word. Read about Harry Hat Man making Clever Cat sneeze ‘ch’ or Walter Walrus being ‘aw’ful to Annie Apple by splashing her with water! With plenty of things to find containing the target digraph sound and a full word list at the back in case they’ve missed some, young learners will develop their phonics skills quickly, easily and securely.
Far Beyond ABC completes an invaluable set of three books, which together hold the key to learning to read. Beautifully illustrated, it opens up the secrets of 20 more major English spelling patterns. The best of it is that the child-friendly story logic draws on children’s thinking skills and their imaginations, so they easily remember the phonic facts that the stories carry.
26 lively songs sung to well-known nursery tunes provide early learners with a great introduction to the Letterland alphabet. Encourage them to sing along as they learn the sounds the a-z make in words.
26 a-z songs provide a highly effective way to learn letter shape formation correctly. The rhyming songs use language and concepts that children already have, so they’ll learn easily by association.
A fun collection of 42 catchy songs, linked to the Teacher’s Guide and featuring consonant blends, digraphs and trigraphs. Great to sing, then go over each rhyming text for guided reading or fluency practice.
Create an alphabet reference point for your pupils with these desk strips. Printed in full-colour, these handy card strips feature both upper and lower-case Letterland characters in alphabetical order. There’s also space for each child to write their name.
Note: This is a single desk strip, not the 10 pack
Letter Sound Cards TF02
A comprehensive set of 173 educational flashcards featuring all the major spelling patterns of the English language with Letterland story aids. The double-sided flashcards feature Letterland characters and their spelling stories on one side, and plain letters on the reverse. Versatile and visually appealing, the pack includes instructions for wording building, spelling and lots of phonics games ideas.