Advanced Phonics Program
After Level B:2---Recommended For:
- Advanced 1st Grade (A1st)
- Second Grade (2nd)
- Older students needing a stronger phonics base.
Note: An Advanced 1st student is a former K5 who has already completed Phonics Levels B:1 and B:2. A second grade student would normally have completed Phonics Level B as a 1st grader. An older student understands Level B’s Beginning-to-Read skills but needs more advanced phonics instruction.
Phonics Kit C includes the following:
The Kit C content reflects already having Phonics Flashcards 67-93 (Set 3—Part 201.3) and Phonics Flashcards 94-118 (Set 4—Part 201.4). These flashcards are introduced in the Level C:2 and C:3 lessons. The following visual aids are helpful, but not essential: Jacob’s Phonics Ladder and Letter/Blend/Word Search figures (located in the Phonics Master Guide—Part 200).
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- Christ-Centered Phonics Lessons for Flashcards 67-93: Level C:2 (Part 209)
- Christ-Centered Phonics Workbook: Level C:2 (Part 210)
- Christ-Centered Phonics Workbook Instructions & Answer Key: Level C:2 (Part 210AK)
- Christ-Centered Phonics Lessons for Flashcards 94-118: Level C:3 (Part 211)
- Christ-Centered Phonics Workbook: Level C:3 (Part 212)
- Christ-Centered Phonics Workbook Instructions & Answer Key: Level C:3 (Part 212AK)
Readers also included in Kit C:
- Christ-Centered Phonics Drill Reader (Part 357)---This is the most important reader.
- The Flood: God Saves Me (Part 356)
- A Time at Home (Part 360.3)
- It is a Joy to Learn (Part 360.4)
Skills Covered at Phonics Level C:
- Two-Syllable Root Words
- Compound Words
- Adding Suffixes -es, -ed, -ing
- Syllabication Patterns & Accent Rules
- Vowel Digraphs (two vowels with a single speech sound)
- Modified Vowels (ar, er, ir, or, ur)
- Diphthongs (ou, ow, oi, oy)
- Open/Closed Syllables
- Vowel Variants
- Consonant Variants
- Silent Letters
- Common Prefixes/Suffixes
- Homonyms, Antonyms, Analogies (word puzzles), Homographs
- Reading Multi-Syllable Words
- Advanced Spelling
- Dictionary Skills
- Grammar (common/proper nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, interjections, contractions)
- Writing Exercises (simple sentences)
- Diagramming Simple Sentences (to identify the "who," "doing," and "what" of sentences to increase reading comprehension)
- Cursive Penmanship
TEACHING PHONICS LEVEL C:
For the best results, prior to starting Christ-Centered Phonics Lessons for Flashcards 67-93: Level C:2, we highly recommend first studying the “TEACHER’S GUIDE TO READING” (pp. 125-146) in the Christ-Centered Phonics Drill Reader (included in Kit C). This portion covers how to teach the three levels of reading: Reception, Acceptance, and Application. Teaching your children to read well, to understand the material being read, and to apply it in a God-honoring way can reap countless rewards as they later excel in reading to learn. In other words, the higher your children's literacy skills, the higher their potential to have a joyful and productive life.
Phonics Levels A and B:1 focused on the first reading level (the mechanics of phonics). The second reading level (comprehending the ideas words express) was formally introduced in Level B:2 with Card 42’s GRAMMAR EXERCISE. The lessons for Cards 42-66 thus introduced three of “The Eight Parts of Speech” as a tool to develop good reading comprehension. The GRAMMAR/WRITING EXERCISE in the Phonics Lessons for Flashcards 67-93 and 94-118 will introduce the five remaining parts of speech plus develop basic writing skills. Simultaneously, developing the third reading level (understanding why an idea was given in the first place, and how the Author wants to change the reader’s life through it) will be very important.
Teaching two days per lesson plus related workbook pages at Phonics Levels C:2 and C:3 will enable you to thoroughly develop your student’s advanced decoding, spelling, and grammar/writing skills within a typical school year.