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Alpha-Mania Adventures: Slomo's Secret…

Alpha-Mania Adventures: Slomo's Secret Treasure: A Blending Book (Pirates)…

by Jennifer Makwana

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The Alpha-Maniacs of Letter Lagoon are back for another adventure. This time they have found a map and they are certain that it leads to burried treasure. When they follow the map, they instead find Slomo the Sloth who tells the Alpha-Maniacs that the map is his and he has moved the treasure. Slomo gives them a new set of clues, but Slomo speaks very ssslooowly and the Alpha-Maniacs have to listen very closely and blend the sound together to understand him.

This is the second book in the series focusing on different elements of phonological awareness. Slomo's Secret Treasure centers around blending sounds together in order to make words. Since Slomo speaks so slowly, the reader is encouraged to draw the word out into separate sounds while the listener must put the sounds together in order to figure out the word. Slomo's style of speech also encourages the listener to guess the second part of a word from the root. Continued from the first book, the bottom of each page encourages children to find hidden letters and pictures that begin with certain letters in the bright, fun illustrations. More fun learning games to practice blending sounds are including in the back, also. Another great book for parents and educators of children learning to read.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0994763751, Paperback)

Alpha-Mania Adventures is an innovative five-book series that ignites imagination and gives pre-reading children the foundation to become successful readers in the future. These exciting and colorful stories are the perfect tools to teach pre-reading skills through play. Storytime at home or in the classroom becomes fun and educational.

Each adventure combines the heroic quests of five intrepid kids with phonological awareness and phonics, the first two components necessary to become a good reader.

Slomo's Secret Treasure (Book 2 of 5) practices blending. Blending involves listening to a sequence of separate word parts or phonemes, and combining them to form a word.

The story: In this book, the Alpha-Maniacs discover a mysterious treasure map on the shores of Letter Lagoon. As they follow the directions to find the hidden riches, they encounter a shadowy sloth who speaks vvvverrrry sssslllloooowly. The clever kids must use their blending skills to interpret the sloth's secretive speech and reveal the mystery behind the treasure.

Every Alpha-Mania Adventures book includes: An introduction to phonological awareness and tips to use the book to its maximum benefit An exciting story that will charm young audiences A Find the Hidden Objects phonics activity embedded in the illustrations Bonus Activities related to phonological awareness, phonics, and/or letter formation Easy-to-use guides on Letter Sounds and/or Letter Formation

Join the Alpha-Maniacs on their second of five phonological pirate adventures with Slomo's Secret Treasure!

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