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My husband and I were both products of the Whole-Language (look and say using context) reading approach.  We did not want our children to have to follow our poor spelling and reading abilities. Thus you will find that all learning in the ABCJLM Curriculum is geared with the phonological approach in mind. This approach recognizes that letters represent a sound. Once the basic sounds are learned, letters and sounds are combined to form words.

Below are the pronunciations to use for each letter.

A /a/ apple J /j/ Jesus S /s/ sun
B /b/ boat K /k/ King T /t/ turtle
C /c/ Caleb L /l/ light U /u/ umbrella
D /d/ David M /m/ Mary V /v/ victory
E /e/ encourage N /n/ Noah W /w/ water
F /f/ family O /o/ octopus X /x/ x-ray
G /g/ God P /p/ people Y /y/ young
H /h/ heart Q /q/ queen Z /z/ zero
I /i/ infant R /r/ run  


Letter Rhymes and Songs:

Bible Letter Rhymes - Rhymes that coordinate with a Bible story and a letter of the week.


Phonetic Computer Games:

Starfall Alphabet and Phonetic Awareness Practice - Starfall is an amazing site.  This is a wonderful supplement when learning letters.

Dog's Letter Pit - "What letter makes the ___ sound?"  Choose the correct letter to spell short words.


Beginning Reader Books:

Bob Books Bob Books More ideas on reading.

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