I have never taught a little boy that didn’t love Bob Books Set 2, Book 3. You see, it teaches the ar blend, and now, finally, after all his waiting, he can read the word car all by himself.
Truth be told it’s pretty exciting.
This book is a steep learning curve for some because we introduce so many new phonics rules. For this reason, I break the first reading of the book up into three lessons instead of the usual two. This way, our students are only learning one new rule per lesson.
Teaching these new rules is not a fancy process. Simply tell your student that ar says “ar as in car,” aw says “aw as in jaw,” and ow says “ow as in ow! you just hurt me!” (They always like that last one.)
Feel free to go faster if that is more appropriate for your student. Some are ready for it, I know. All you have to do is combine two lessons to go faster. So, teach two new rules, make two binder cards, and read all the assigned pages.
So on to the lessons!
Make this binder card for Lesson One:
Make this binder card for Lesson Two:
Make this binder card for Lesson Three:
If reading the whole book in one sitting is too much for your child, simply break the book up into two days. You can do this without counting pages because the staples are exactly in the middle of the book, making it a good stopping place.
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