Reading Made Easy

Ms. Lawson was a credentialed teacher in California, USA, where she taught for twenty five years and for another thirteen years abroad, receiving accolades for her dedication to her profession and teaching expertise. Ms. Lawson has taught and tutored large numbers of students for many years, helping students who were struggling in their reading by using her direct and immediate approach to reading as presented here in this book with great success Her book, "Reading Made Easy" is a very valuable book and perhaps, the only one that will make the task of learning to read easier, better, and fun It will ultimately put an end to all the struggles that teachers as well as parents who are helping their children to read for the first time. Her ingenuity to produce a book that combines the two methods of teaching phonics for the first time: the synthetic and the analytic. The combination of these methods has remarkably brought great results with her helping hundreds of children learn to read. She believes that each child is capable of learning any task if it is presented to him very well, and her book, "Reading Made Easy," simply just does that for children who find themselves, struggling in learning to read for the first time.

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Horizons Phonics & Reading, Grade 1, Complete Set

Horizons Phonics & Reading Grade 1 is another addition to the exciting and innovative Horizons curriculum line. Just like the other Horizons materials, there are 160 lessons and 16 tests contained in the two student workbooks. An extensive Teacher's Handbook provides plenty of tips and teaching strategies.

This program will capture the interest of young students with the interesting illustrations and colorful pages. Reading skill develops as the students master the phonics concepts. After its initial presentation, each concept appears a second time as a "review" and is reinforced a third time as a "checkup."

Teacher directed lessons explore the phonetic sounds and guide the students as they practice the concepts. This material will help the student become a proficient reader one step at a time.

Two readers contain stories that follow each lesson. These allow the student to apply the phonics concepts they were taught in the lesson. Memorization of phonics/spelling rules assists the student in recognizing the relationship between letters and speech sounds - a skill that will enable them to decode new words.

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Saxon Phonics 1, Home Study Kit

Phonics 1 provides students with consistent review and incremental steps needed to become fluent independent readers. Each concept is introduced slowly, using incremental steps for maximum exposure and success. This kit includes a completely scripted, spiral bound, 890 page Home Study Teacher's Manual that covers each element of every lesson; this accompanies the two tablet style student workbooks. A book of literature extensions is included to help with reading comprehension, as is a Home Study Rule Book, filled with representations of the common grammatical and phonetic rules. An alphabet, mini coloring storybooks, irregular spelling book and Teaching Tool Set is also included; the Teaching Tools Set contains review decks, kid cards, rule book, phonics audiotape and video instructional guide. All books are softcover.

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Sing, Spell, Read & Write, Kindergarten/Level 1 Combo Kit

This multi-sensory, sequenced curriculum uses fun songs, interactive charts, games, readers, and workbooks to teach homeschooled students how to spell, read, and write. Covering two years' worth of language arts instruction, thirty-six steps divided between Kindergarten (15 steps) and Grade 1 (21 steps) cover the alphabetic principle, phonics, sound/letter correspondence, short vowel sounds, blending, and eventually how to read single and short-vowel words. 

 

Younger students begin with the Grade K workbooks, All Aboard and On Track, which feature larger print and fewer exercises. All Aboard includes coloring, cut-and-paste, tracing, and circling exercises to help children develop phonemic awareness, letter recognition, manuscript writing, visual & auditory discrimination, and other readiness skills. On Trackfeatures matching, tracing, drawing, fill-in-the-blank, and other exercises to help children develop systematic phonics, vocabulary, reading, and comprehension abilities. Six "Phonetic Storybook" kindergarten readers are filled with fun illustrations that will hold students' attention as they read the simple sentences that reinforce the lessons. 

Grade 1 students will use the Off We Go workbook, which includes follow-the-dots, coloring pages, and tracing exercises that teach letter recognition, sequencing, auditory discrimination, cutting & pasting, and phonemic awareness. The second Grade 1 book, Raceway, has fill-in-the-blank, matching, and writing exercises to help children develop their understanding of systematic phonics, vocabulary, spelling, manuscript writing, comprehension, and grammar. The seventeen Level 1 Readers provide the practice and confidence-building students need to become fluent, independent readers. 

The Assessment Book includes 17 book-end assessments for the Phonetic Storybook Readers and 3 achievement tests that assess your students' word comprehension, word recognition, and story & sentence comprehension. 

Teacher instructions are provided for kindergarten in the K Instructor's Directions for the K/Level 1 Combo Kit Pamphlet, which provides a 4-page overview of the program's Level K components. The Instructor's Manual for Level 1 is much more detailed, and includes goals, suggested pacing, materials needed (with page numbers), procedures with semi-scripted instructions, phonics songs and games, and a written spelling test. An answer key is also provided. 

This Sing, Spell, Read, and Write K/Level 1 Combo kit includes: 

 

  • SSRW Instructor's Manual, Level 1, 224 pages, softcover 
  • All Aboard Student Book, 221 pages, softcover
  • On Track Student Book, 144 pages, 2nd Edition 
  • Off We Go Student Book, 112 pages, softcover, 2nd Edition 
  • Raceway Book Student Book, 192 pages, 2nd Edition 
  • Assessment Book, 17 assessments and 3 achievement tests, softcover 
  • SSRW Kindergarten Level Readers 1-6, 2nd Edition, 8.25" x 5.25" each. 
  • SSRW Storybook Readers 1-17, 2nd Edition
  • Phonics Songs for Level 1 Audio CD (17 tracks)
  • 1 Instructional DVD: Edition 2, Level 1 for Home Study & Tutoring; 1 hr, 9 min.

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Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Early readers hold an educational advantage---and the respected DISTAR reading program gives your children that head start. By investing 20 minutes a day, you'll have your preschoolers and non-reading elementary school children reading at a second grade level in 100 days. Covers sound identification, decoding of words and sentences, irregulars, and more. Clear instructions included. 395 pages, softcover from Fireside.

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Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers

Can you teach your children to read in just 10 minutes a day? Yes, with this acclaimed program! Progressive lessons present each alphabet letter by its sound and then blend letter sounds to form basic words. Advanced exercises introduce whole sentences. Includes teacher's manual and lesson plans. Nonconsumable. Grades K to 4. 168 pages, spiralbound softcover from Paradigm.

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Noah Webster's Reading Handbook

When Noah Webster first published his Blue-Backed Speller more than 150 years ago, it was an instant success. Why? Because it gave young Americans a solid foundation in reading, phonics, and spelling. You'll find the same holds true of this updated edition of Webster's classic. Appropriate for any grade level, it's an effective tool for teaching basic phonics skills and principles. 138 pages, softcover from Christian Liberty Press.

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Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition

Now in its tenth edition, Phonics Pathways teaches students of all ages the rudiments of phonics and spelling with an efficient and practical method. 

Students are first introduced to short-vowel sounds with notes on diacritical marks, two illustrations to help with sounds, and a bingo game before moving on to two-letter blends (eyerobics). Charts combine sounds which students read until it becomes second nature. Three-letter words are introduced with many charts which students read across the page to blend letters into three letter words; t win-consonant endings, consonant digraph endings, suffix sounds, long-vowels, plurals, consonant digraph beginnings, r-modified vowels, and other phonetic lessons are covered through an introductory page with teaching tips and then charts for students to read until they can decode the words. Organized by sounds and spelling patterns, Phonics Pathways introduces patterns one at a time and slowly build them into syllables, words, phrases, and sentences. Printed in a large 8-1/2" x 11" lay-flat format for easy photocopying, Phonics Pathways is filled with illustrative examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100 percent decodable. While appropriate for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book has also been used successfully with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. 267 pages, softcover. 

This 10th Edition now includes pictures illustrating every sound introduced, lessons in dividing multi-syllable words, and nonsense word reviews to ensure learning.

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Phonics Pathways Booster Pack

This collection of helpful teaching aides is designed to be used with the sold-separately Phonics Pathways. This booster pack includes 46 double-sided flash cards that illustrate the sounds and spelling patterns of the English language; "Speaking Pathways", a lively 35-minute audio CD that demonstrates the sounds of spoken English; and three fun phonics games: Word Works, which reviews and reinforces phonics reading skills, Blendlt, which reinforces knowledge of beginning spelling patterns, and The Train Game, which features individual "train car" cards that kids put together to make longer words. These powerful phonics teaching tools can be used with beginning readers, English language learners, dyslexic students, or children with attention deficits. Lime green & black two-tone illustrations. Softcover.

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Spell to Write and Read

Based on the principles of internalizing (spelling), recognizing (reading), composing (writing) and comprehending (understanding) words, Spell to Write and Read utilizes phonics to teach spelling. Seventy phonograms and twenty-eight spelling rules are the basis for everything else learned, and is presented in a positive manner instead of filled with exceptions to the rules. Each lesson is filled with historical and spelling notes on each concept, and is filled with examples, demonstrations and activities for each new rule or phonic. Filled to the brim with information to spell and compose. Spelling lists are included. This overall teacher's manual replaces Teaching Reading at Home & School as the companion to the spelling list in Wise Guide for Spelling. 238 pages, softcover.

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Spectrum Phonics & Word Study Grade 1 (2014 Update)

Spectrum has now been updated to meet all state standards!

Spectrum's grade-specific workbooks can help reinforce and enhance your student's core educational curriculum. Spectrum Phonics Grade 1 provides focused practice on ending sounds, consonant pairs, long and short vowels, and vowel pairs. Exercises ask students to complete words with the right letter, match and write words to the appropriate picture, complete sentence exercises, and more. Answer key features reduced-size student pages with the correct answers overlaid in pink ink. 158 non-reproducible pages; consumable supplemental workbook. 1st grade.

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