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  • Item #: 050471
    Retail: $99.95
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    Includes Teacher's Manual, Student Packet w/ Activity Book, Run, Bug, Run!, Runt Pig, and Cobweb the Cat.

  • Item #: SSRWCK
    Retail: $341.19
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    The Combo kit includes all Level 1 components plus Instructor's Directions for Kindergarten, two consumable student worktexts, and a set of six phonetic storybook readers. The student worktexts are totally revised, even down to the theme and names. With a train theme, the All Aboard and On Track workbooks teach alike and different, classification, completing a pattern, tracing, following directions, reading readiness skills, letter recognition, letter sounds, manuscript writing, word blending, vocabulary, beginning reading, comprehension, spelling, listening, and speaking. On Track also includes ten tear-out, color, and read storybooks. The six phonetic storybook readers are correlated to the instruction, reinforcing the phonics, reading, and writing skills taught. One colorful reader covers each short vowel, plus a sixth reader with combined short vowel words. Student materials are also available separately for teaching more than one student with the program. For parents who did not purchase the Combo kit initially, the Instructor's Directions for Kindergarten is not available separately; however, the publisher says that you should not need it. Read on for a full description of the Level 1 kit. We are again able to offer the workbooks and readers for the Sing, Spell, Read & Write kits; see below for Kindergarten components.

  • Item #: 001826
    ISBN: 9781565771925
    Retail: $183.70
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  • Item #: 034824
    ISBN: 9781940384191
    Retail: $79.98
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    Considered Levels 3 and 4 of the program, Kindergarten includes 2 DVDs, two workbooks, twelve readers, two storybooks, and reward stickers.

  • Item #: 049561
    Retail: $0.00
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    Includes Teacher Manual, Student Packet w/ Activity Book (progress chart, picture cards, letter sound cards, certificate of achievement, capital and lowercase alphabet charts, stickers), Zigzag Zebra reader, and Lizard Lou reader, Letter Sounds A-Z app, and Pre-reading divider cards. The CD that previously was included is now available as a free app at All About Learning's site.

  • Item #: 048076
    ISBN: 9781615380114
    Retail: $15.95
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    When a title says it all, it's hard to know where to start. Classical Phonics is an integral part of the Memoria Press (i.e. Highlands Latin School) approach to reading. Both an underlying foundation to First Start Reading and a comprehensive "next step," this little book puts a complete series of phonics instruction in the hands of your child. Both the student and the teacher have the advantage of seeing the whole scope of phonics as well as each part in its relation to the whole. And it's all in one small, well-organized, attractive, concise book – a thorough update of a pint-sized, turn-of-the-(20th)-century gem, Word Mastery, by Florence Akin.

    Memoria Press has been an important publisher in the homeschool community for more than a decade. What Memoria publishes has first been child and teacher tested at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky. It must be an amazing testing lab, because Memoria products are known for being user-friendly, effective, visually appealing, and strong academically. In other words, you can trust these guys.

    The first section of Classical Phonics has been incorporated into the First Start Reading program. As each FSR workbook is completed (and put away), Classical Phonics provides the word lists for continuing practice. In this way the student can compare new words to old ones, and since CP is a compendium of all of the phonics that a child learns in K-2, it is a handy little review book which could be used with any phonics program. While it is not a complete language program (there's no sentences – only words – for reading and no printing practice), a resourceful mom could add those elements, and I think we can expect Memoria to provide sequel products as well.

    Classical Phonics has ten units in two parts. Part One starts with the alphabet and CVC words in word families, then covers silent e words, plurals, possessives, CVCC words, double consonants, final consonant blends, consonant teams (ch, sh, th, wh), initial consonant blends (s, r, l), consonant blends (sw, tw, qu, squ), final consonant teams (ng, nk), three sounds of y, long vowel teams (ai, ay, ea, ee, oa), and long l and o in CVCC words. Part Two continues with soft c and g, more long vowel teams, vowel teams (oi, ou, oo, o), r-controlled vowels, more short vowel sounds, silent letters, suffixes, more plurals, (er, en, el), unusual spellings, common prefixes, words accented on last syllable, and ends with a list of sight words. At the end of the book is a short but insightful section on Suggestions to Teachers which carry the admonishment "do not put this book into the hands of your pupils until you have carefully studied these suggestions." Developed by the original author, this section presents a simple four part plan for teaching phonics – ear training, tongue training, eye training, and word building. 126 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 008253
    ISBN: 9780972860314
    Retail: $29.95
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  • Item #: 010039
    ISBN: 9781428439689
    Retail: $61.97
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  • Item #: 004798
    ISBN: 9780740301490
    Retail: $179.95
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  • Item #: 049562
    Retail: $0.00
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    Includes Teacher Manual, Student Packet w/ Activity Book, Divider Cards, Zigzag Zebra book, Lizard Lou book, Ziggy the Zebra puppet, Activity Box (for learning cards), Animal Stickers, and Tote Bag. A download link for the Letter Sounds A to Z app is included.

  • Item #: 048480
    ISBN: 9781880045312
    Retail: $105.00
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    Includes Spell to Write & Read (book), WISE Guide for Spelling (book), 70 Basic Phonogram Cards, Phonogram CD, and Spelling Rule Cards.

  • Item #: 034515
    ISBN: 9781887840491
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  • Item #: 012264
    ISBN: 9780913063026
    Retail: $28.95
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    Originally developed as a software package, the success of this simple, phonetically-based program encouraged the publication of The Reading Lesson book. The Reading Lesson is broken into 20 lessons, intended to be done side-by-side with a parent or teacher. A correlating Reading Lesson CD-ROM is available from the publisher, which features animations, audio and simple games. However, the book can be used on its own, and at this time the book is the only component we are offering.

    Lessons introduce and use specific letters and sounds. The entire alphabet is not taught at the beginning, nor is it taught in order. Letters and sounds are introduced in groups which can be used to read the corresponding simple stories. For example, Lesson One introduces c, o, s, a and t while Lesson Two features m, d and r. Each lesson contains information for the parent or teacher, words, exercises and short stories. The pacing of the lessons will depend on the child's age, and a suggested number of pages per day is provided. The authors suggest spending no more than 15 minutes on a lesson each day, so as to not exceed the child's attention span. Each page is written to both student and teacher, with instructions in small print at the top. Where letters, words, or sentences are given, small bars underneath the letters remind the reader to focus on one sound at a time, as they point at the letter (these bars disappear towards the end of the book). Gradually (with the parent modeling) the student will start to blend the sounds and read the words. The book teaches most phonetic sounds and blends; however, there are several that might be taught specificially in another course that are designated as "sight words" in this course. Only lowercase letters are taught until the 11th lesson, when several capital letters that look similar to their lowercase counterparts are introduced ('I' is also introduced here, with an explanation on its slightly different look). Other topics, such as the suffix "-ing",and apostrophes are also introduced as they are necessary, but are not covered in a great amount of depth. The emphasis here is to give the child the skills to decode and read words, so that they will "graduate" from the book with a 2nd-grade reading level. With the straightforward presentation, simple effective activities and reinforcement, this book makes the task do-able for student and teacher. Please note that there are several other companion products that are available from the publisher. To preview these, please check out www.readinglesson.com. - Jess

  • Item #: 039229
    Retail: $64.95
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    From one homeschool mom to another. Everything in this program is designed to communicate "I'm a homeschool mom that taught my kids to read. It's easy. It's fun! You can do it, too. Have a great time." And I'm sure if you follow Diane Hopkins' step by step approach wrapped with loving teacher-student interaction, that's exactly the result you'll get. After going through the just-the-right-size (25 pages) Teacher's Guidebook and looking through the brightly colored cardstock that makes up the program, I'm happy with the appearance of the product and really, really impressed with the content.

    Starting at the very beginning, Mrs. Hopkins has boiled the entire process down into eight steps. And even if step seven (teach phonics units containing two or more letters) has seventeen parts, she's still managed to make a homeschool mom's most fearful task into something that seems remarkably ordinary and doable.

    The package contains the Happy Phonics Guidebook, "My Big Book" (an almost-to-the-end-of-the-program-reader) and lots of printed, brightly colored paper and cardstock – flashcards, game components, first little readers and spelling lists. The Guidebook contains the Eight Steps along with specific how-to instructions for each step. The essence of the program is to introduce the phonics concepts a few at a time and then play games for retention. The author suggests that lesson time be about 10 minutes a day, but you may want to factor in more time to play the games over and over just because the student wants to.

    The Guidebook is extremely user-friendly and written in first-person, mom-to-mom form. The step-by-step instructions are straight-forward and easy to follow. All references to the games and other supplementary material are coded with little symbols found on the colored sheets. Practically foolproof! But just to be sure, there's a chart that lists which games/components are used with each teaching step. There's also a chart clearly laying out those seventeen phonics units that make up step seven. And, of course, the teaching aids are clearly marked for each unit.

    The teaching progression is common sense. Alphabet song; capital letters match lowercase letters; the main sound for each letter; blend letter sounds to form a word; teach common non-phonetic (sight) words; teach vowels that can make a second sound; teach through the phonic units; READ. Although she doesn't consider them absolutely necessary, the author does mention supplementary material that she likes and that her children have enjoyed – Lauri perception puzzles, Leap Frog Phonics Library, and the Explode the Code books. In fact, she changed her original letter presentation order (used with her older children) to conform to the Explode the Code books for her younger children and in this program. She also suggests various supplementary readers.

    The games and other reinforcement activities are obviously a central component of this program. Some preparation is involved, usually just cutting cards apart. I would be inclined to laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) some of the frequently-used cards and game layouts if I thought it likely I'd be using the program with a number of children. The games include some adapted favorites like Phonics Bingo and a number of creative originals like the Y Not? Game. The line art of the game components is not high tech graphics but still communicates the concept and looks inviting. Components of the games are color coded, with the little symbols marked on each game piece, so that you can easily unscramble things if they don't always get put away neatly.

    This program fits into the "complete program" category of phonics instruction, as it includes systematic phonics, reinforcement, and reading practice. The program gets your student reading on his own in an enjoyable way. Please note that it does not cover advanced syllabication, prefixes, and suffixes that tend to be found in second/third grade levels of some phonics programs. But it is an enjoyable program that will build the confidence of a newbie and provide ease of instruction for busy homeschooling mothers. All for a very reasonable price! - Janice

  • Item #: 012424
    ISBN: 9780838820384
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: 042638
    ISBN: 9781934470138
    Retail: $199.95
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  • Item #: 034516
    ISBN: 9781887840613
    Retail: $0.00
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  • Item #: 008003
    ISBN: 9780062083937
    Retail: $27.99
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    While we haven't used this method verbatim to teach reading in our home school, we have used this book as a supplement and resource in forming our own approach. For anyone needing some guidance on how to teach phonics, the ideas, phonograms, and spelling methods employed in this book should be of great value.

  • Item #: 016191
    ISBN: 9781930710573
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  • Item #: 048287
    ISBN: 9780838888278
    Retail: $186.20
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    Includes a Touch-Units Set, Teacher's Guide & Resource Book, a Workbook, and a Storage System.

  • Item #: 034520
    ISBN: 9781887840477
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  • Item #: 056834
    ISBN: 9781615383115
    Retail: $9.00
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    Plans and checklist for lessons from First Start Reading, Classical Phonics, Core Skills Phonics, and Primary Phonics Readers Sets 1-4. 21 pgs. pb comb-binding.

  • Item #: 016187
    ISBN: 9781930710597
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  • Item #: 038402
    ISBN: 9780838805053
    Retail: $29.70
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  • Item #: 057345
    ISBN: 9781940384023
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 029240
    ISBN: 9781870946957
    Retail: $42.50
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  • Item #: 005710
    ISBN: 9781885814302
    Retail: $25.00
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  • Item #: 026334
    ISBN: 9780838851401
    Retail: $15.20
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  • Item #: 057343
    ISBN: 9781940384054
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 012628
    Retail: $69.95
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    An intensive, multisensory phonics program, using a phonogram approach similar to The Writing Road to Reading. The main flaw we find in WRR is the difficulty homeschoolers find in implementing it without additional instructional materials that can be difficult to obtain. This book, authored by Bonnie Dettmer, is very simple to use, with clear directions for the teacher. Beginning with the 26 alphabet phonograms, all 72 basic phonograms (symbols for sounds) are taught. It incorporates handwriting and spelling also, reinforcing the phonograms as they are taught. Handwriting begins with the teaching of the letter sounds. Spelling instruction begins after the first 52 phonograms are introduced. Gradually, other language skills are added, such as writing complete sentences, adding affixes to words, and contractions. Reading is introduced only after students are able to construct original sentences. The program, encased in a sturdy three-ring binder, includes a set of basic phonogram cards, a CD containing the phonogram sounds, and the Spelling Scale For Home Educators. Each of these can also be purchased separately.