Book Title: Sad Mad Glad Bad (The Single Sound System of Learning to Read)
Publisher: Richer Resources Publications
Author: Patty Crowe
Sad Mad Bad Glad Book Two The Single Sound System of Learning to Read This book practices the student in three letter words containing the short vowel sound of the letter "a" followed by the letter "d." Once again, the first page lists all of the words used in this book and the student should practice reading each of these words before beginning to read the book. As the student is now on his second book of short "a" sounds, this book also contains one four letter word which the student should have no trouble sounding out if he has learned well the sounds of the consonants (which he should have learned prior to beginning reading). The best sequence for teaching reading is: 1. teach the student to say the letter of the alphabet 2. teach the student to recognize each letter of the alphabet by name 3. Teach the student the sound of each letter of the alphabet. It will be found that most students have no difficulty, once they can name each letter, in learning the sound the consonants make, as they all sound very much like their own name. It is the vowels which tend to give the student trouble and it is for that reason that our phonics readers concentrate on practicing the student in the vowel sounds in these early books.