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Hooked on Phonics
Reading / April 8, 2013

Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read Content: Phonics Grade(s): PreK – 2nd Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: www.hookedonphonics.com Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Children learn at their own pace, mastering each new skill before they move on to the next. Practicing and reinforcing new skills is designed to be fun, and every experience ends with a celebration. PreK: Uses a simple and fun approach to give children a strong foundation in phonemic awareness. Teaches rhyming, beginning sounds, letter names and sounds. Includes engaging phonics-based activities, music videos, and online games. Designed for children ages 3 to 4. Kindergarten: Each lesson is designed to take about 20 minutes a day. It covers beginning and ending sounds, short and long vowel sounds, sound combinations, basic word endings, and simple sight words. Includes a library of original books written by award-winning authors. Designed for children ages 4 to 6. 1st Grade: Learn to Read First Grade is designed to help kids learn the building blocks of reading to help them become confident readers. It teaches: Beginning and ending consonant blends; as well as -er,…

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Plaid Phonics
Reading / February 16, 2011

Plaid Phonics Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 6th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: Multiple books Publication Date: 2011 Publisher: www.pearsonhomeschool.com Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017 ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Plaid Phonics has a 50-year history of helping children learn to read, with more than 55 million children having successfully used the program. Plaid Phonics uses hands-on activities to help you create engaging lesson plans. The activities are designed to help your child develop spelling abilities, recognize words in context and use phonics for personal writing and building words using suffixes and prefixes. Level K develops alphabetic and Phonemic awareness, phonics, and oral language skills youngsters need. Letters and sounds are introduced through a consistent six-page lesson sequence, which includes letter recognition, writing the letter, phonemic awareness, around-symbol correspondence, and a Picture Dictionary page. Level A helps students recognize basic parts of a sentence, including capitalization and punctuation; Read words with a single syllable that have simple spellings, such as “cat”; Break longer words into syllables to try and sound them out; and Read simple words that have irregular spellings, such as “where”. Level B empowers students…

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Classical Phonics
Reading / February 7, 2011

Classical Phonics Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 2nd Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $ || ? Pages: 126 Publication Date: 2010 Publisher: www.memoriapress.com Common Core Aligned: No From Memoria Press’ website: Classical Phonics is a deceptively simple little book our teachers and families use constantly in both Kindergarten and first grade. It consists of phonetically-arranged word lists for students to practice their growing phonics skills. In a word list there are no context clues, so the learner must rely on his mastery of letter sounds. For instance, if your child can pronounce each word in this list correctly – pot, pat, pit, put, pet – he knows his short vowel sounds, and you can move on to long vowels! If not, he needs more practice, and Classical Phonics is the most effective tool I know of to address the repetition that young ones need when learning to read. Classical Phonics can be used as a supplement to any phonics program and covers nearly all English phonograms and sounds taught through second grade. Classical Phonics is your handy tool for phonics practice and for building confident readers. About the Author: Cheryl Lowe graduated from…

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Phonics Pathways
Reading / February 6, 2011

Phonics Pathways, 10th Edition Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 3rd Perspective: Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 288 Publication Date: 2011 Publisher: www.dorbooks.com Review Last Updated: Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Clear step-by-step directions begin and end every lesson throughout the book – no prior experience or special training is needed. Extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings accompany each lesson – no other material is needed. Lessons are systematic, incremental, and progressive. Only one letter is introduced at a time, beginning with short-vowel sounds. Every letter introduced is accompanied by multiple pictures beginning with that sound. A multisensory method addresses all learning styles. Reading and spelling are taught as an integrated unit. Sounds and spelling patterns are presented one at a time and in order of complexity, ranging from simple to complex. Sight words are introduced by pattern also, along with the sound being introduced. Accuracy in reading and spelling is taught from the very first lesson. Wise, humorous proverbs offer great insight, encouragement, and inspiration. Promotes values such as patience, perseverance, honesty, compassion, courage, kindness, and loyalty. About the Author: Dolores G. Hiskes, the author, illustrator,…

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Go Phonics
Reading / February 6, 2011

Go Phonics Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 3rd Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$$ || ? Pages: Multiple books Publisher: www.gophonics.com Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Go Phonics is for teaching the K-2 basic skills language foundation all students need by 3rd grade. With these Orton-Gillingham based lessons and integrated tools for practice, students can achieve success to gain in reading, fluency, accuracy, comprehension, and spelling. It’s designed for direct instruction (one-on-one and small leveled groups). Go Phonics includes a Teacher’s Guide, assessments, 50 phonics games, 5 workbooks, songs, key word charts, letter cards, a Word Lists book, and 7 volumes of decodable stories. Students get the practice they need. Worksheets focus on the phonics and language arts (applied in the stories). Songs, raps, and poems are about the English language. The phonics games provide word decoding practice to build fluency, accuracy, and expand vocabulary. Skills are then applied in meaningful, decodable stories, with creative telling and writing suggestions based on the stories. Because one opinion is never enough! Have you ever used Go Phonics? How did it work for your family?…

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Alpha-Phonics
Reading / February 5, 2011

Alpha-Phonics Content: Phonics Grade(s): Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Teacher Manual: Teacher Involvement: Cost: $ || ? Pages: 182 Publication Date: 2017 Publisher: http://www.howtotutor.com Review Last Updated: Common Core Aligned: ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Alpha-Phonics is a systematic phonics instruction program. It is probably the simplest, most effective and reasonably priced phonics instruction programs available. There are only 44 phonograms (Sounds) the child needs to learn in order to read. Reading, contrary to what you have been told, is easy to teach because all you have to do is teach the student to SOUND OUT the words they want to read. At first they sound the words out aloud, later they do it in their head silently. That is ALL there is to teaching reading. All 128 Lessons in Alpha-Phonics are covered in ONLY 14 pages of instructions for you. Students begin with short vowels putting together simple words (Like a with m = am or a with s = as) and progress to the more advanced words. With Alpha-Phonics the beginner can be reading simple sentences by lesson three. Alpha-Phonics teaches reading only, with no pictures or grammar, though you do teach spelling as you go, through simple…

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Primary Phonics
Reading / February 3, 2011

Primary Phonics Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 6th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Available Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: Multiple books Publication Date: 1996 Publisher: http://eps.schoolspecialty.com Review Last Updated: Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Primary Phonics® is a systematic, phonics-based early reading program that incorporates decoding and reading comprehension and promotes fluency through decodable storybooks. Students are able to work at their own pace and progress from simple to complex phonic elements to become successful readers. Students apply phonic knowledge from the workbooks to read decodable storybooks and then demonstrate comprehension using the Comprehension Workbooks. The easy-to-decode stories nurture early literacy development and build new readers’ self-confidence while applying phonics to connected text. Ample opportunities for reinforcement are included. Primary Phonics includes: * Workbooks for practice, review, and reinforcement * Storybooks and Audio CDs * Comprehension Workbooks that accompany the Storybooks * Teacher Guides * Additional Material * Intervention Guide About the Author: Barbara Makar (1937-1992) taught kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade. An educational consultant with a master’s degree in reading and English, she traveled all over the United States, first for J. B. Lippincott & Co., and then…

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Touchphonics
Reading / February 3, 2011

Touchphonics Content: Phonics Grade(s): K – 5th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: 180 Publication Date: 2006 Publisher: http://eps.schoolspecialty.com Review Last Updated: May 27, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Word building is the key step in every Touchphonics lesson where students work with Touch-Units to build and manipulate words. Touch-Units are three dimensional letters and linked letter combinations that provide concrete representations of the essential English graphemes. Touch-Units make decoding concepts attainable by involving four modalities: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile. Touch-Units are made of soft, flexible, rubber (latex free)*, with a textured surface to intensify the tactile neurological input—crucial to at-risk readers. Each of Touchpoints 59 lessons follow a basic 11-step process. 1: Phonemic Awareness – Become familiar with the target phoneme pattern 2: Link Sound to Letter – Mini phonics lesson 3: Build Words #1 – Teacher models building words 4: Build Words #2 – Student builds words 5: Read Words in Isolation 6: Independent Practice – Student completes workbook activities 7: Dictation – Students write dictated students that include target lesson words 8: Build Words from Reader – Preview the reader…

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Easy Peasy Homeschool
Full Curriculum / May 29, 2017

Easy Peasy Homeschool Content: Full Grade(s): 1st – 8th Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || FREE Publication Date: Ongoing Publisher: allinonehomeschool.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: No ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** This curriculum is comprehensive and college-preparatory, but not intensive. The lessons are short and intended to keep the school day short. Coursework requires Internet access. There are two decisions you need to make to get started with this curriculum. One, choose your child’s level. You can select a pre-made level, ie. First, Second, Third, or you can mix and match and have your child do a different levels for math, reading and language arts. Placement Guides are available to aid you in your decision. The second decision is to choose a “program year”. All of your children will use the same “Year”. Easy Peasy uses a 4-year rotation of topics: World history and biology Early American history and animals Geography and cultures with some history of each country and earth science Modern American history and physics and chemistry Reading Instruction: The Easy Peasy Reading approach teaches children letter names and sounds before teaching them to…

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The Logic of English Foundations
Reading / November 18, 2013

The Logic of English Foundations Content: Phonics, Comprehension, & Spelling Grade(s): PreK – 2nd Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Required Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ – $$$$ Pages: 200+ Varies by book. Publication Date: 2012 Publisher: www.logicofenglish.com From the Logic of English website: The Logic of English: Foundations teaches children ages 4 to 7 years old to read real books without guessing or memorizing sight words. Students develop phonemic awareness, learn to read and write the 74 basic phonograms, and increase reading fluency through structured but playful activities. The innovative Rhythm of Handwriting method is built into the Foundations curriculum aiding students in developing fluid handwriting. Step-by-step students grow in reading comprehension skills beginning with phrases, advancing to sentences, then paragraphs, and culminating in reading well-known children’s books. Inspired by evidence-based reading research, Foundations combines multi-sensory learning with the latest in linguistic research thereby providing students the best possible foundation for education: strong reading and writing skills. Level A: Students begin reading phrases using lowercase and short vowels. Level B: Students read 1-syllable sentences and are introduced to long vowel and schwa sounds. Level C: Students read multi-syllable words within controlled paragraphs. Level D: Students master phonograms and…

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