When I taught pre-K and Kindergarten students I felt like I was always leaving someone out. Some of my colleagues swore by teaching a letter a week, claiming that young children couldn’t handle more advanced work. Other colleagues plowed ahead with the entire alphabet at once, playing catch up with students for the remainder of the school year. I just knew there had to be a better way.
I believe that children will rise to even the highest expectations, as long as instruction is specifically matched to their developmental needs. We can have the best of both worlds:
- A systematic program for mastering letters, sounds, and phonological awareness.
- A flexible program for meeting students where they are and advancing them to the next phase of learning.
Wait, that sounds like completely opposite approaches. How is that supposed to work? But I knew it was possible and Sound-Along Alphabet is the result.
With Sound-Along Alphabet you can identify what your students already know and what they need next. There’s a place for every child in the program, even if they aren’t yet identifying letters, sounds, or their own names. Sound-Along Alphabet is organized into developmental phases with unique activities that focus on what your students need to master in each phase. Letters and sounds are taught in collections so that students can advance through the alphabet at the right pace for them. It’s an approach that gets kids on track - every kid!