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This download includes a total of 36 sentence challenges at three levels of difficulty corresponding to the Montessori pink, blue, and green series.
In a Montessori language program, pink is the most basic level, focusing primarily on two- and three-letter phonetic words. Most of the three letter words are CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.
Examples of pink level words: box, hen, to, cat, mug, the
Blue is the second level in a Montessori language program where children encounter longer phonetic words (four or more letters) as well as consonant blends.
Examples of blue level words: nest, ring, stick, catch, dress
Green is the third level in a Montessori language program where children encounter common digraphs and graphemes.
Examples of green level words: tree, thick, grapes, touch, boat, clown
Working through the sentence challenges supports the development of a wide range of skills that include:
- Finding and correcting errors in printed text
- Detailed attention and precision in re-writing text
- Correct use of capitalization
- Correct use of punctuation
- Exposure to correct grammar
- Note taking skills
- The mechanics of handwriting
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