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This course is designed for students who need extra practice around Phonics, specifically short vowel sounds, consonants and coarticulation. The course uses Fun-Time Phonics!™ a program that emphasizes sound/spelling patterns, vocabulary, and comprehension, and memorization. Course activities engage students through listening, thinking, speaking, and reading. Part 1: Phonemic awareness, short vowel sounds This fun, colorful, powerful program: - Builds from students' natural speaking abilities, developing their auditory awareness of vowel sounds - Incorporates multisensory instruction for introducing the alphabet and short vowels - Involves multiple regions of the brain–analytical as well as artistic and language–providing various pathways to long-term memory and automatic word recall - Utilizes co-articulation to introduce consonant sounds, eliminating traditional stumbling blocks and ensuring a successful reading start