- Age Range: 4 and up
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Paperback: 80 pages
- Publisher: Kumon Publishing North America; Original edition (September 15, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4774307629
- ISBN-13: 978-4774307626
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #437,775 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My Book Of Rhyming Words And Phrases (Kumon Workbooks) Paperback – September 15, 2004
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This book is a follow on to My Book Of Rhyming Words (Kumon Workbooks), which should generally be completed first; this book continues to teach the skills of sounding out and writing simple words. If your child is already figuring out some words, but needs more practice sounding them out or writing them, starting with this book may be appropriate; if not, starting with that previous book will be better.
To make the learning process as easy as possible, most of the words in this book are composed of a single leading consonant with its most common sound, followed by a short vowel, followed by a single final consonant with its most common sound. Because the spellings of all the words in the book are regular, the student does not get confused with different sounds for the same letter, although the book does introduce cases of different letters for the same sound, in particular both c and k for the k sound. There are 57 of these three letter words, using all the letters except q, v, and z; in addition, toward the end of the book, the words "and", "in", and "on" are used.
The words are presented in groups of three or four, with each group of words rhyming so that the child can focus on formation of different words by varying only the initial letter of the word. For each group of words, there is a page where the words and their pictures are presented in random order to be recited, three times, then a page where each of the words in the group is traced, three times, with progressively lighter tracing guides. After three or four groups of words with the same vowel, there is a page or two where a sequence of words is followed through a maze, and then one additional page for each group of words where each word in the group is traced twice with even lighter tracing guides and then written once without a tracing guide.
These pages make up the first 54 pages of the book. On each page where a word is written, the word is spoken once, then the sounds of the individual letters are made as each letter is written. This reinforces the relationship between the sound of each letter and its corresponding shape in a way that highlights how words can be broken down into those individual sounds.
Following the first 54 pages, there are 10 pages of review, where each word is spoken and written once, or for some words twice, then 8 pages of "and" phrases, such as "gum and hum", then 8 pages of "in" and "on" phrases, such as "cat in hat" and "cat on hat", for a total of 80 workbook pages. With each successive group of pages, the proportion of tracing decreases and the proportion of writing without tracing increases.
I used this book with my 5 year old son, although it could be used with younger or older children at the appropriate stage of skill development. I sat by him when he worked on the book, to encourage him, help him figure out words where the picture was ambiguous, and to make sure he followed the instructions by sounding out the words and letters as he wrote them. By the end of the book, he could reliably identify words from the letters and write the words legibly.
As with all Kumon workbooks, this book is self paced, with a gentle progression. The progression in this book may seem minimal, but in the context of the Kumon preschool English workbook sequence, there is a strong, thorough progression, starting with hand eye coordination skills, then with letter formation and sounding, then with word sounding culminating with this workbook. After completing this workbook, the child is likely to be able to print clearly and legibly and is ready to start working on reading; in the case of my son, I then went on to a reading drills book, Remedial Reading Drills, which I had used as a remedial book for an older sibling but is also working fine for teaching nonremedial word reading to my son.
Note that as of this writing, this book is out of print but new copies are still available from various booksellers. I hope they will bring it back into print as some children may need both the Rhyming Words book and this Rhyming Words and Phrases book to fully master the skills required for sounding out and recognizing words. Certainly my son benefited from spending an extra month or two going through both books.
The book starts with 3 rhyming words per page that the child can trace while saying out loud. The same words then come up in a game like a maze for the child to recognize and join together. In traditional Kumon style, the exercises become gradually more and more challenging with the child given blank boxes towards the end of the book instead of tracing words and more complex mazes to test their pencil skills.
I love the Kumon system as they make the exercises enjoyable for children with fun visuals. I'm a firm believer that children learn better when they are enjoying the work and my child enjoys these books so much more than standard worksheets. There are 80 pages in the book, and we cover 1-2 pages at a time, so it's great value and a lot of learning.
I started working with this book when they were a little over 3 1/2 - they had a good knowledge of their letters and a bit about what sounds the letters make and this book has really helped them learn more sounds and about words. Although they are still getting the rhyming part their penmanship is improving and we're about 1/4 through the book.
Like most people say, the left page is really hard to write on because of the bend in the book and that is definitely a drawback but it wont stop me from buying more Kumon books!
My son does this and other Kumon books and he is doing really well.
He is 4 and can sight read basic words and this book is taking him to the next level.