My husband and I were both products of the Whole-Language (look and say using context) reading approach. We did not want our children to have to follow our poor spelling and reading abilities. Thus you will find that all learning in the ABCJLM Curriculum is geared with the phonological approach in mind. This approach recognizes that letters represent a sound. Once the basic sounds are learned, letters and sounds are combined to form words.
Below are the pronunciations to use for each letter.
|A /a/ apple||J /j/ Jesus||S /s/ sun|
|B /b/ boat||K /k/ King||T /t/ turtle|
|C /c/ Caleb||L /l/ light||U /u/ umbrella|
|D /d/ David||M /m/ Mary||V /v/ victory|
|E /e/ encourage||N /n/ Noah||W /w/ water|
|F /f/ family||O /o/ octopus||X /x/ x-ray|
|G /g/ God||P /p/ people||Y /y/ young|
|H /h/ heart||Q /q/ queen||Z /z/ zero|
|I /i/ infant||R /r/ run|