Here is a stream-lined outline of the AMI approach:
1. Pre-reading activities include spoken language activities and games, nursery rhymes, songs and poems. Sound games (of which there are 5) beginning around the age of 3.
2. Direct preparation for reading include working with sandpaper letters and 4 stages of working with the moveable alphabet.
3. Reading activities begin once the child demonstrates spontaneous reading with the moveable alphabet. Phonetic reading activities are followed by work with puzzle words (sight words) and phonograms (blends, dipthongs, etc). There are a variety of activities to build on non-phonetic reading skills.
4. Expansion of reading skills: reading classification, function of words and sentence analysis.
This is the basic outline for the ages of 3 to 6 or lessons that would be included in the Children's House.
There are many many reading activities for the elementary class as well.
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