Pronics starter set
Who's in our house? Storybook
This is the central part of the whole of the Pronics system. It is a simple story book which tells the story of 2 children who return home with their mother after they had been staying with their grandparents. On their return they find many strange situations and visitors. The story is told with the help of rhymes which introduce the 19 + 1 vowel phonemes.
This is a little notebook where children can write down new or difficult words they come across at home or school. They write them down according to the vowel sounds they contain. There is a special section for each vowel sound with the relevant “Help Symbol” on each page. This is an excellent way of promoting phonemic awareness getting children really listening and analysing the sounds they hear.
The teacher’s guide is recommended for teachers who want to get the most out of Pronics. In the guide you will find:
- 6 chapters dedicated to each of the 6 stages of Pronics. This section is step by step instructions, example teacher/student dialogues, possible games, how to get over concepts to children etc. etc
- Useful tables of information. These include a glossary, a summary of the rhymes and symbols, profiles of different types of learners and how you should teach Pronics with specific learners.
- A theoretical overview of Pronics in the context of existing phonics methods used to teach children to learn to read.
Pack 1 contains;
- 20 Rhyme Cards. Reproductions of the 20 illustrations on separate flashcards from the story book. “Who’s in our house” 20 Cards). Through using these cards the teacher get children to chant the rhymes, words, and vowels.
- 20 Symbols Cards (20 cards for the 20 vowel and dipthong phonemes) With the help of these cards the teacher can help children quickly to associate the “Help Symbols” with the vowel sound they represent.
- 4 Funny Friends Cards. The teacher can use these cards to help children learn what sounds these common digraphs make. SH /ʃ/, PH /f/, CH /tʃ/, TH. /θ/ and /ð )
Pack 2 contains
60 cards divided into 8 vocabulary topics (family, school, food, animals, actions, feelings, clothes, toys)
The teacher will find these cards extremely useful not just for learning to vocabulary which is vocabulary that children are likely to come across within the first 90 or 120 hours of English lessons but also to practice the pronunciation and reading of these words.
The first card of the pair, is the picture, the second card of the pair is the written word with the symbol. These can be used as simple flashcards (show the picture and the children say the word) but also can be used as “playing cards” to play games with, or for children to make matching pairs