Almost Ready! Totally RAD Phonics Level C
ntax–A Companion to The Black Silk Path is almost ready. I'm working now (April 2023) to finish up the metadata and final edits needed before publication. I thought I'd take a break and post a sneak peek.
Totally RAD Phonics Level C is a part of The Black Silk Path story. It is a fictional old 1980s textbook. In fact, it is THE textbook that Ed and Mel carried with them on their journey to find their parents. It is one of the tools they used to fight the communication stealing spell. As a tool, it will help students practice their new skills to promote fluency and awareness of sentence structures. Ed and Mel's notes, which use a blue Ed's Handwriting font and a red Mel's Handwriting font, show them interacting with the text in Totally RAD Phonics Level C, communicating with each other, and making lists or plans as they journey to The Black Silk Path. Students can follow these notes and connect them to the story in The Black Silk Path. For example, when Ed and Mel study on the airplane, students can turn to the same pages and study the same lesson that Ed and Mel studied. Totally Rad Phonics Level C can be read at the same time as or after The Black Silk Path.
Totally RAD Phonics Level C also includes a chapter book story. Reading connected text is important for fluency and comprehension practice after all. Ed and Mel have left a few annotations on its pages reminding students that Ed and Mel also needed to read stories to practice their new skills.