The Teacher's Guide and Resource Book provides direct, systematic instruction in an easy-to-use format that will facilitate teacher planning. Fifty nine lessons introduce and review phonemes in a detailed, eleven-step format that incorporates phonemic awareness; linking sounds to letters; blending sounds; building and manipulating words; transcribing words; and a decodable reader with prereading and comprehension activities.
Other resources include:
- prereading exercises and a review of consonant letters for students who require additional support when beginning the program
- additional phonological awareness activities in the appendix
- patterned word lists for extending lessons or creating additional activities, games, and drills
- Assessment tools which include Consonant Inventory; Decoding and Encoding Diagnostic Inventory; reproducible summary and score sheets; and running record guidelines
Touchphonics provides at-risk students with a multisensory approach to phonics, word structure, and spelling. Students use Touch-Units® to link sounds to letters, recognize patterns, and build and write words before finally reading words in context.