- Author: Dr. Karen Holinga, Ph.D.
Your child is beginning to experience the printed page and needs your help to develop concepts of how spelling works and how letters are formed and put together to make words. Listen and Write is a fun and natural way to ease your child into the world of English spelling. In this level your child will learn correct pencil grip, correct letter formation, consonants, and short vowels. Listen and Write will provide your child with the foundation they need to become confident, competent spellers.
Is Your Child Ready for Listen and Write?
This level is for a beginning reader who is still learning letter names and sounds and how to hold a pencil properly when writing.
Questions to ask:
- Can my student focus on a worksheet for at least 10 minutes?
- Can my student identify most of the letters of the alphabet?
- Can my student write letters?
- Can my student write fairly comfortably?
- Does my student understand that letters make sounds?
If you answered "Yes" to all these questions, your child is ready to begin Listen and Write.
Listen and Write will provide lots of practice in writing individual letters and in hearing the sounds they make in simple words.