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After you have learned your consonant and vowel card sets using your Phonic All Star Flashcards (level 1), then it is time to test your ability to listen to the speech sounds and to identify them using your Phonic All Star Summary Cards.
There are two cards to use:
- The Phonic All Star consonant summary card
- The Phonic All Star Vowel summary card
Each card has two sides. One that using the Phonic All Star character pictures to support the student in matching the sound (phoneme) with the letter pattern (grapheme) and the other that uses only the letter pattern. This facilitates children to use the cue to develop their auditory processing skills first to be able to hear the difference between the sounds or to demonstrate auditory discrimination capability for all 46 phonemes. It is essential to have this auditory-phonological knowledge to then have competency with literacy that requires phonetic reading and spelling skills or even part of a students phonological processing skills for higher levels of reading (eg. c-o-m-p-e-t-i-tion) discussed later in the training.
Once a student can recognise all consonants and all vowel sounds then they can listen to sounds in a sequence. Start with 2 sounds-then progress to 3, 4 and see if you can stretch to 5 or more. This develops auditory sequencing and auditory memory skills being vital for reading and spelling skills.