Allow me to clarify what happens in a lesson briefly to begin with. Each lesson contains four consecutive stages: The Letter Sound Stage, the Listening Stage, the Reading stage and the Speed Stage. During the first stage, the Letter Sound, the child learns about phonic letter sounds with Professor Wizbot. In the second stage, the Listening, the child learns phonic word blending, such as It & Mit. The third stage involves reading, here the child learns how to read individual word and sentences. During the final stage, Speed Read, the child rehearses all the phonics they’ve learned in the previous stages; they are expected to recognise them as quickly as possible so that their brains can master decoding – an essential skill for reading. After completing all four stages, the child receives a progress report that clearly highlights their strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to select future lessons accordingly. What you do with your child is entirely up to you after this, for instance, you can repeat lessons or move on to the next one if they are doing well. Looney Tunes Phonics is a flexible programme, designed to meet the individual needs of each child.
Now let me break down all the stages in a bit more detail for you:
Stage 1: Letter Sounds
Each lesson starts at this stage. The child learns letter sounds plus their matching letter shape needed to become proficient at reading, spelling and keyboard skills.
Letter & Spelling Sounds Choices
A total of 61 phonic sound letters are presented steadily and rehearsed throughout the 100 Looney Tunes lessons in ClickN READ
The child acquires keyboard skills because they are expected to type the sound, word and full sentence.
Stage 2: Listening (Phonic Word Blends)
Now the letter sounds practiced in the first stage are blended into single words, at the start, middle and at the end of that word. Then letter sounds are placed in some word blend activities, this teaches your child the ability to decode single sounds and merge them to make a word.
Word Sounds: Starting, Middle & End
Your child will be exposed to a set of letters and word in 188 presentations. They’ll discover which letter matches the starting, middle or end sounds in the cited words.
Your kid will master the ability to blend individual sounds and merge them so that they can produce the sound of 357 separate words.
Stage 3: Reading Skills (Word & Sentences)
The letter sounds and word blends learnt earlier are used in this stage so that your child can form new words and begin to read full sentences and brief stories without any difficulties. The coverage in the story reading activities is equal to reading lots of kids’ first reading books.
Throughout the 100 lessons, the subsequent activities are introduced gradually:
Sight Words & their Spellings
These are words that are not spelt simply, which means the learner can’t decide the corresponding word just by saying it according to the rules. Children become aware of these kinds of words by memorising or contextualising them.
Looney Tunes Phonics teaches children to read and spell sight words that are frequently used in English. They spell them by using a keyboard.
Children and other students will be taught lots of words that belong to plenty of word families. Word families are letter patterns that are linked and are regularly compared to single vowel sounds. In this particular section, children learn plenty of words and the family groups that they belong to.
Your child will be taught common word endings like “s”, “en”, “ing, “ly”, plus others.
Silent E Rule
Students gain knowledge of how to recognise words that have a silent “e” and discover how to pronounce them correctly..
Students are taught how to form sentences with almost 400 separate words.
Students are taught how to read and spell full sentences by using a keyboard.
Prefixes & Suffixes
Students are taught what prefixes and suffixes are, how they should be used, plus word meanings. For instance, they learn prefixes like “un”, “mis”, “dis” and “pre”. Some of the suffixes they will learn are “ive”, “less”, “ion” and “ful”
Students look at a simple story and read it out load with Professor Wizbot. The stories used incorporate all the components they learned earlier, such as letter and word sounds. Students read stories that include single and multiple sentences. This is the same as reading several basic reading books from a kid’s library.
Stage 4: Speed & Rehearsing Taught Phonics
In this activity students develop their instinctive decoding abilities required to become competent readers. Every single letter sound and word learnt in previous lessons are looked at again and rehearsed during the last activity in this stage.
Letter Sound & Word Review
Students are given letter sounds and words randomly. They learn to recognise letter shapes for letter sounds and words that match word sounds very fast.
Students are given words randomly so that they can recognise them and match with word sounds really fast.
Looney Tunes Phonics: Full Review: