From Tragic to Magic: A Phonological Fairy Tale and Guide to Prepare Children for Literacy
This engaging and colourful story and guide has been created to prepare children for reading and spelling through the recognition of phonological patterns such as rhyme, syllables and the awareness of phonemes within words. By working on and strengthening language skills, in turn, you are building children’s literacy abilities – together.
A prequel to the storybook, Who Put the Spell into Spelling?, From Tragic to Magic tells the story of three siblings who set out to rescue their teacher, Miss Tragic. As they battle with a giant, a witch and a wizard, they encounter three phonological challenges that focus on syllables, rhyming and phonemes.
Key features include:
- Games and prompt questions for each chapter, based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, to assess memory, understanding, application, analysis, evaluation and creativity
- A selection of additional activities to help to continue developing phonological awareness beyond the story
- Guidance and support for the adult reader throughout
With beautiful accompanying illustrations, this fun fairy tale provides an exciting and imaginative way of preparing children up to 7 years old for phonics, reading and spelling at primary school. It is an essential resource for parents, carers, grandparents and early educators.
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: Miss Tragic Syllables Chapter 2: Ginormous the Giant and Syllables Rhyme Chapter 3: Esmerelda the Witch and Rhyme Phonemes Chapter 4: Wisdom the Wizard and Phonemes Phonological Awareness Games and Activities