Allographs I Worksheets/Storybook is a central component of the lessons. Worksheet exercises are designed for every lesson and rely heavily on the Allographs Dictionary. They involve categorizing and sorting words with the target sound into their various spelling alternatives, and a variety of other analytic tasks. Writing is a primary emphasis and has been found to dramatically enhance learning and memory.
The Storybook contains 39 'sound-targeting stories.' The stories feature words containing a target sound using common spelling alternatives. Stories are humorous, written in rhyme, and have great appeal to children and adults alike. Lessons provide a choice of stories at various difficulty levels.
Sample text from "Lance the Prince and Sometimes King of France:"
(Lance the Prince temporarily became the King of France when his father King Percy abdicated to spend time riding his horse. We pick up the story when 6-year old Lance gave his first speech to the stunned citizens of France:)
Now that Lance was King,
He gave a speech on the castle balcony.
"I decree," said he, "The second century A.D.
Is KIDS' century."
"In every castle, in every house,
No kids from henceforth
Will go to class
Clean up their mess,
Eat rice pudding, hot cereal, or spinach,
Wash their face with soap, or floss."
The target sound is /s/. Can you find all the words that contain the sound /s/ and the various spellings for this sound? Watch out, the letter s can also stand for the sound /z/.