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Are you working at helping your youngsters learn to read? Today I have a series of five books called “Alpha-Mania Adventures” that should prove to be an aid to you.
This series of book has been created based on a program by Ruth Rumack, who has a Bachelor’s in Education. She has
a particular interest in working with students of all ages who
experience reading challenges, as well as those diagnosed with learning
differences and other exceptionalities such as ADHD, anxiety, and
executive functioning issues. She is a member of the Learning
Disabilities Association of Ontario and regularly attends learning
conferences to ensure that she is on the leading edge of new research
and new methodologies. At her Learning Space, Ruth and her team of
highly-qualified educators provide individualized support that
emphasizes honoring the individual strengths and needs of each child.
Their goal is to provide all students with a strong academic foundation,
achieved through active, kinesthetic learning that doesn’t feel like
learning at all. (supplied information)
These books are actually rather cool. Children, playing pirates, happen to meet some real pirates. These pirates all talk in rhyme. The goal of these books is to, in a fun engaging way, introduce children to phonics and phonological awareness.
Brightly coloured pages tell the story. Which are interlaced with predominately white pages with activities for the learner to complete.
Each book closes with a number of bonus activities. Some of these activities are: making salt-dough letters, making letters in sand, making up their own pirate rhymes, say it slow, say it fast games, making alliterations with food, and digging for treasure as well as many more.
The alphabet is provided as well as answers for each activity are found in the back of the books. I would recommend getting the whole series as each book works are a particular set of phonics and phonemes.
There are five books in the series, each book introducing children to new sounds and letters. Each book is about 40 pages long.
Written by Jennifer Makwana
Based on the the Alpha-Mania Program by Ruth Rumack
Illustrated by Jalisa Henry
Meant for Pre-readers
Alpha-Mania Adventures: The Great Riddle Race: A Sound Manipulation Book
Alpha-Mania Adventures: The Splitter Critter and the Greedy Pirates: A Segmenting Book
Alpha-Mania Adventures: The Fantastic Floating Feast: An Alliteration Book
Alpha-Mania Adventures: Slomo’s Secret Treasure: A Blending Book
Alpha-Mania Adventures: Captain Ray and the Rhyming Pirates: A Rhyming Book
Alpha-Mania Adventures: Captain Ray and the Rhyming Pirates: A Rhyming Book (Volume 1)
Alpha-Mania Adventures: Slomo’s Secret Treasure: A Blending Book (Pirates) (Volume 2)
Alpha-Mania Adventures: The Fantastic Floating Feast: An Alliteration Book (Pirates) (Volume 3)
Alpha-Mania Adventures: The Great Riddle Race: A Sound Manipulation Book (Pirates) (Volume 5)
Alpha-Mania Adventures: The Splitter Critter and the Greedy Pirates: A Segmenting Book (Volume 4)