Perfect for kinesthetic learners, this multi-sensory set will have children use tactile, kinesthetic, visual, and auditory methods to strengthen their ability to build words. Touch-Units are three-dimensional letters and linked letter combinations that represent (color-coded) essential graphemes that can be used with any phonics or basal program you're using. Students will learn to link sounds to letters, recognize patterns, and build and write words before finally reading words in context. Perfect for struggling readers, students with attention deficit disorders, dyslexia, ESL, and other students who have trouble with creating words. Touch-Units are made of soft, flexible, rubber (latex free), with a textured surface to intensify the tactile neurological input; the topside is rough and the underside is smooth. If students place the Touch-Unit upside down, it will not lie flat, a clue that helps students self-correct letter reversals.
This kit includes more than 200 three Touch-Units. Categories and colors included are: Single Consonants (yellow)
Examples: b, c, d, j, k, p, t, v and z, f, l, m, n, s, r, x, g, h, qu, y, w Consonant Digraphs (yellow)
Examples: ch, sh, wh, th as in thin, th as in that Silent Letter Combinations (white with yellow sounded letters)
Examples: kn, ck, mb, gu, wr Initial Consonant Blends (blue)
Examples: bl, br, sl, st, gr, gl, sn, cl, pr, tr, dr, pl Final Consonant Blends (green)
Examples: sp, st, sk, nd, ng, nk, nt, mp, lt, nch Borrowed Sounds, Schwa, and Punctuation Marks (brown)
Examples: gh, ph, ci, si,ti, z, 2, ') Vowels (red)
Examples: a, e, i, o, u, y Silent Letters (white)
Examples: e, w, gh, t r Controlled Vowels (yellow and red)
Examples: or, ar, ir, er, us, air, ear Vowel Combinations (red)
Examples: eel, oa, ie, ui, oo, ow, ew, ey, ei, ea, ou, ai, aw, oy Prefixes (orange)
Examples: en, dis, de, pre, un, per, imp, pro, re, con, a, com, in, ex Suffixes (purple)
Examples: s, es, ing, ed, er, est, en, ary, sure, ness, ic
Have a question about this product? Ask us here.