Phonics Volume 1 DVDRock 'N Learn
Learning the phonics skills that lead to reading and spelling success is more fun than ever. Catchy rhymes make rules easy to remember. Delayed answers and the "on-screen mouth" let students check their reading and pronunciation. Kids enjoy the humorous characters and build confidence as they read sentences and short stories. Covers short vowels, beginning consonants, special consonant sounds, plurals, beginning and ending consonant blends, digraphs, and silent e.
Grades K & up. Approx. 70 minutes.
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“In this 70-minute program designed to build fluency skills in beginning readers, animated human and animal characters sing rock and rap selections that teach basic concepts such as vowel sounds and oral blending (i.e. sounding out words). The characters are dressed in the ‘cool’ attire of rock stars, and the music is catchy and singable. With repeated viewing it really is reasonable to think kids will come to memorize the lyrics and therefore, the lessons.
“In addition to the musical selections, the program offers games that challenge kids to read words aloud, complete quizzes, and follow along with stories for extra reading practice. Phonics Volume 1 also has a feature called the ‘on-screen mouth,’ an actual mouth isolated to show the way to properly enunciate letters – a task animated characters just can't accomplish. In addition to the content on the DVD, jacket copy also directs viewers to a website with free phonics printable.
“While this isn't the most advanced animation you'll ever see, the educational content is very effective. The tempo of the tunes is upbeat but not so fast that kids can't understand and absorb the instructive message of the lyrics. The DVD offers useful lessons at a comfortable pace to encourage beginning readers.” – Parents’ Choice Award
“Rock ‘N Learn has made the business of creating fun learning videos an art form. They just know how to do it and time after time again our testers have recognized their skill with appreciative reviews. This video starts out with basic sounds then moves seamlessly to words and simple sentences. The age appropriateness of the content is spot on and the educational advantages are superb. If you have an early reader in your home, this is a great supplement to the learning process.” – Review from National Parenting Center
“If reading is fundamental, then phonics can be fun. At least that is the case with Phonics Volume 1 from Rock 'N Learn. This fun-filled fast-paced learning tool will have your kids singing and reading in no time. Songs and rhymes are amazing ways to teach kids through repetition and interaction that will reinforce the lessons. This DVD uses 3D animation and will keep your kids glued to their lessons. They may not even notice that they are learning things while they sing and read along. Dove is pleased to award Phonics Volume 1 our Family-Approved Seal for all ages.” – Dove “Family-Approved”
“I just wanted to start by saying that I am so impressed by your DVDs and so excited to use them in my classroom. I am a grade 2 teacher and have just discovered your wonderful resources randomly during internet searching. It was like I struck gold! I can't believe that I haven't heard of your DVD's before, as I believe they have the potential to be unbelievable resources to help children solidify understanding of phonics, math, languages and sciences. I wish I had discovered them back in September and could have used them all year in my classroom. I plan to use them for the rest of the year. Next year, I hope to use your Phonics DVD's volume 1 and 2 as an anchor in my class during phonics time all year. I have begun to show them in my classroom and the kids LOVE the DVDs. The catchy lyrics make it so easy for kids to learn the songs. As well, the delayed response gives the students time to respond and then when they hear the word, they receive immediate feedback. It's awesome! As well, they love completing the free handouts available on your website to accompany the mini lesson provided on the DVD. I am so excited to also order your sight words, French, and adding and subtracting to 18 DVD's! I would highly encourage you to make more sight words DVDs. I would be jumping at the opportunity to own all of them! Thank you so much for these amazing DVDs!” - A loyal, and appreciative grade 2 teacher from Canada
“I just wanted to send a quick note saying how much we love these DVDs. My kids 5 and 6 cannot get enough of them. We have Phonics 1 and 2 and they are fantastic. Your DVDs are more advanced than others and a lot more fun. I can’t wait to get the math DVDs. Thank you.” – Steph E.
"Intended for ages 6 & up, Phonics Volume 1 is an energized and educational DVD designed to help young people learn the basics of reading and pronouncing words. Coaching rules of phonics in the form of songs and rhymes, Phonics Volume 1 uses an ‘on-screen mouth’ to help students check their own pronunciation as well as engaging animated sequences to spark interest. Phonics Volume 1 is a superb supplement for classroom DVD libraries, home schoolers, or parents interested in giving their kids an early start on the joy of reading. 70 minutes. Also highly recommended is Phonics Volume 2" – Midwest Book Review, Children's Bookwatch
"Rock 'N Learn sent out a DVD "Phonics Vol.1″ for a review and my boys had an absolute blast watching it. My second child is into learning to read, and I have to say, this DVD absolutely rocks! The cool introduction with the rock-ish songs immediately drew his attention. This DVD has been in our DVD player and has not had a chance to come out. He has been repeating the words and trying to read it before the presenter does. Sometimes he gets it, sometimes he's too late. But, it's like a game to him, and he enjoys the challenge very much.”
"Asher is gearing up for Kindergarten in the fall and he is loving his new Phonics DVD. He walks around singing the little songs and since he loves rhyming, he's really having fun with that aspect of the DVD. I like how they show the mouth saying the words so that he can see the correct way to form the sounds of the letters and words. They have the delayed answer feature like they do on many of their other DVDs that allow him the time to say the answer before they do. He gets so excited when he gets it right. They cover everything from letter sounds to vowels and consonants to blending to silent e practice and on and on! There are stories and even a bonus section ‘Reading for Fluency.’ They cover it all!" - yelliepooh.blogspot.com
Busy parents and teachers love the way Rock 'N Learn Phonics captures kids' attention. Cool songs and humorous characters take the struggle out of learning to read. Students control the pace, advancing as they master each new skill, so they can practice on their own and feel proud of their accomplishments. Learners spend as much time as they need on each section before going to new sections. They can always review previous material; it's fun with this highly-entertaining phonics DVD.
Students learn phonics rules through fun songs and word families. Next, they practice their skills by reading simple phrases using words that rhyme. When ready, students apply the skills they have learned to read complete sentences and stories. The read-along stories on this DVD are presented at a slow pace for beginning readers. As students practice, they also work on fluency by singing along with songs about the stories. These sections are so fun students want to use them again and again. A bonus section presents the stories at a normal pace to help students learn to read fluently.
Rock 'N Learn Phonics is perfect for regular education, special education, remedial classes, ELL, and even adult basic education. By covering a variety of skills at different levels, our phonics DVDs provide an effective tool for differentiated instruction in the classroom. Students at different abilities will find content that challenges and motivates them to master new skills. Some teachers use Rock 'N Learn Phonics to facilitate individual instruction. While the main group is using Rock 'N Learn Phonics, teachers can work with those students requiring extra attention. Plus, these phonics videos help students learn to speak English and really hear the sounds involved.
Rock 'N Learn DVDs work great with any DVD player, computers with DVD players, projection screens, and interactive white boards.
Phonics Volume 1 covers:
- Short Vowel Sounds
- Beginning Consonants With Vowels
- c, g, qu, x
- Find the Sounds (phonemic segmentation)
- Sound It Out (oral blending)
- Putting It All Together
- Simple Phrases/ Rhyming Words
- Double Consonants (words ending in ll, ss, ff)
- Plural s and Ending
- Story: "Pip Gets a Pat"
- Song: "Pip Gets a Pat"
- Ending Blends
- Beginning Blends
- Three-Letter Blends
- Sentence Practice
- Consonant Digraphs and Trigraphs
- Sentence Practice
- Introduction to Silent e
- Silent e Makes the Long Vowel Sound
- Silent e Practice
- Sentence Practice
- Fun Quiz and Review
- Story: "Hiss and Run"
- Song: "Hiss and Run"
Bonus Sections - Reading for Fluency
Story: "Pip Gets a Pat" (Faster Pace)
Story: "Hiss and Run" (Faster Pace)