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Great concept poorly done,
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This review is from: Turn-to-Learn Wheels in Color: Word Families: 25 Ready-to-Go Manipulative Wheels That Help Children Practice and Master Key Phonograms to Become Successful Readers (Paperback)
It took me 6 months to buy these wheel designs. I caved in because my son really wanted them, but I do not think they were worth the price.
Some kids will enjoy using the models you easily make. Others will enjoy making their own from the blackline masters you print from CD-ROM.
Kids learn letter sounds and sounding out short vowel words through absorption without effort.
The blank wheel can be used to make your own wheels. Maybe to teach the 2 letter phonograms or to fill in some short vowels they left out. My son used blank copies to make his own phonogram wheels.
There are only a few short vowel words (check out the table of contents) and some of those have blends so are on a more difficult level.
There does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to which words/ phonograms are included. There are long vowels, but not all the long vowel phonograms, and there are other phonograms but again not any inclusive list. (For a list of the English phonograms see "The Writing Road to Reading," by Romalda Spalding.
Conclusion: I only used about half of the wheels for my classroom - printed and laminated them myself, and printed some B&W copies for the kids - which was not really worth the $15 I paid.
Turn-to-Learn Wheels in Color: Word Families: 25 Ready-to-Go Manipulative Wheels That Help Children Practice and Master Key Phonograms to Become Successful Readers(2 customer reviews)