Kathy Ross Crafts Letter Sounds
From the Series Learning Is Fun!
Hands-on craft projects can make learning phonics lots of fun as well as help children remember what sound goes with what letter. In this book designed to supplement the teaching of letter sounds, Kathy Ross draws on her thirty years experience as a preschool teacher and curriculum developer. She has designed an easy-to-make craft based on the sound of each letter from the alphabet, from Activity on an Anthill to a Zipper-Bag Zoo Book.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
- Book-of-the-Month Children's Club Selection
“Kathy Ross, author of Crafts from Your Favorite Children’s Songs, here applies craft projects to Letter Sounds. . . Hands-on activities supplement phonics instruction.” —Publishers Weekly
School Library Journal
“These attractive books present hands-on projects to accompany phonics and letter recognition lessons. . . Sounds presents phonics activities such as a ‘Most Marvelous Moose’ made from a brown lunch bag for the letter M. . . [Includes] ideas for supplemental activities such as Friendly Name Plaques and Rainbow Letter Pages. . . Overall, the projects are engaging enough to earn a place in most collections.” —School Library Journal
Author: Kathy Ross
Kathy Ross grew up in upstate New York in the 1950s. She credits her unusual and very creative elementary school education at Oswego State Teachers College coupled with a childhood that afforded her time to "be" for her endless ability to create. Kathy has written many children’s songs, is a writer for the Highsmith Summer Reading Manual, has made dozens of television appearances, and has given workshops for both children and adults around the country. Kathy has published more then 60 books to date. She was honored to be the featured author of the month on the website of the Children’s Book Council.
Illustrator: Jan Barger
Jan Barger is an American who lives in Plumpton, England, with her husband and cocker spaniel. Before she began writing and illustrating books she was a ballet dancer, a teacher, and a calligrapher. She has written and illustrated nine picture books and illustrated over twenty books for other authors. When she is not writing and illustrating books she enjoys singing and playing her flute and piccolo. She has a Masters Degree in Sequential Design and Illustration from Brighton University.