Phonetic Program:  The PACT phonetic program consists of three books, the Bronze Key Sounds book, the Silver Alphabet Team Mastery book, and the Gold Word Endings book.  Each book has accompanying ribbons and medals for motivational purposes.

       The PACT phonetic program motivates students to learn the basic key sounds needed to decode words so they don’t need to constantly be told what the words and sounds are.

       Earning the ribbons and medals motivates children to work at mastering the material.  “May I do the test again?” rather than, “Do I have to do the test again?” is a delight to hear.

Description of MEB/PACT Materials   -Page Five

Bronze Key Sounds:  The Key Sounds book introduces children to the basic phonetic sounds.  Each sound has a key word to help them remember.  Test and quiz pages are included

Vowels

 

Vowel Teams

 

Consonants

 

Vowel Dipthongs

 

Consonants

 

3 Sounds of the

Letters “ea”

 

Red Ribbon

 

/ng/ /nk/ Sounds

 

Letter y

 

Sounds of the

Letters ch

 

Loudest Consonants

 

Spellings of the

/sh/ Sound

 

Beginning Blends

 

4 Ways to Make the

/]/ Sound

 

Beginning Blends

 

9 Ways to Make the

 /[/ Sound

 

Green Ribbon

 

3 Ways to Make the

 /ou/ Sound

 

End Blends

 

5 Sounds of the

Letters “ou”

 

Silent e/ Magic e

 

6 Sounds of the

Letters ough”

 

Yellow Ribbon

 

Short Vowel Sounds

and Schwa

 

Babysitters

 

Blue Ribbon

 

“r” Controlled/

Bossy “r”

 

Bronze Medal

 

Consonant - le