As the Montessori child moves throughout the language sequence, he follows a prescribed order of learning and putting together phonetic sounds, to become a better reader and writer.
The Pink, Blue, and Green Series materials were developed to teach the child to read in the english language. They break down the essentials of English phonics into three groups: short vowel sounds (pink series), consonant blends (blue series), and phonetic combinations (green series). By moving through these materials in order, a child is able to easily master the art of reading and writing in English.
The Montessori reading sequence is primarily focused on the phonetic aspect of language. The child spends a lot of time learning the initial sounds. Next the focus is on identifying middle sounds of words (emphasizing short vowel sounds), and the ending sounds of words. She does a lot of sorting activities. Objects and pictures are sorted by their initial, medial, or ending sounds. Many rhyming activities prepare the child for word family work, as well as refining the identification of ending sounds.
The Pink Series materials helps with this. Pink Series words consist of three letters: a beginning and ending consonant, and a vowel in the middle. All of the vowel sounds in this series are short vowels: "a" as in "cat"; "e" as in "bed", "i" as in "pig", "o" as in "hot", and "u" as in "bus". The letter “y” is not included in this grouping. Occasionally the ending sound may be a double, as in hill or muss. The child practices reading these words in pre-made readers or word lists. He labels objects or pictures with cards. He practices spelling all of them with the movable alphabet. He also begins to learn sight words and starts work in appropriate phonetic readers.
The Pink, Blue, and Green series allow a natural flow of Montessori phonetic education. They provide a solid foundation for the blossoming reader to be able to decipher words well into his future.
The pink series
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