I Can Read God's Word

Author: Phil A. Smouse

Publisher: Barbour Publishing

ISBN: 160742486X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 5910


Help your kids learn to read with the best book ever-the Bible! Phil Smouse, author and illustrator of Jesus Wants All of Me, presents I Can Read God's Word, featuring key Bible stories and passages specially paraphrased for 4 -to-7-year-old children. Phil's clever, colorful illustrations enhance each reading, making learning fun. Including age-appropriate applications and phonics helps for parents, I Can Read God's Word is perfect for bedtime reading, home schooling, and Sunday school use.

Yes, I Can Read!

Author: Linda Klein Weisman

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466980737

Category: Education

Page: 614

View: 9188


Yes, I Can Read! was written for fourth graders through adults who are nonreaders, beginning readers, or struggling readers, those who speak English as well as ESL learners. The workbook was designed for learners who may be working with minimal assistance in a one-on-one, small group, or classroom setting, and its reading levels range from 0 to 5.9. What you will find in Yes, I Can Read! ? Flexibility: Can be used as a decoding program or as a supplement to strengthen particular skills. ? Explicit, sequential phonics and the multi-sensory approach: Research-based, proven methods facilitate learning, inspiring confidence in students. ? Easy to use: Designed for student success and mastery, its predictable page format with completed examples, illustrations, phonetic pronunciations, and symbols serve as cues for students. Matching, tracing, word search and fill-in-the-blank exercises reinforce learning. ? Extensive reading, vocabulary, spelling, tracing, and handwriting practiced ? 2,000-plus words ? Age-appropriate format Combination teacher's manual and student workbook This book is an abundant resource of phonetic exercises. These exercises gave my student confidence and a momentum to move smoothly along in her reading efforts because once she finished the lessons and exercises, she remembered how to spell and read the words. This book is well organized and at your fingertips to use. I am so glad to have found this resource! - Martha Wilson, Literacy Tutor I wish I had this book when I was homeschooling my kids. - Susan Christensen

Any Child Can Read Better

Developing Your Child's Reading Skills Outside the Classroom

Author: Harvey S. Wiener

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198026234

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 432


Reading, however fundamental the task may seem to everyday life, is a complex process that takes years to master. Yet, learning to read in the early stages is not an overwhelming problem for most children, especially when their classroom learning is coupled with a nurturing home environment in which reading is cherished, and pencil and paper are always available and fun to use. In fact, studies have shown that children score higher in reading if their parents support and encourage them at home. Unfortunately, though many parents want to involve themselves actively in their children's education, very few know just what to do. Now Dr. Harvey S. Wiener, author of the classic Any Child Can Write, provides an indispensable guide for parents who want to help their children enter the magic realm of words. In Any Child Can Read Better, Second Edition, Dr. Wiener offers practical advice on how to help children make their way through the maze of assignments and exercises related to classroom reading. In this essential book, parents learn how to be "reading helpers" without replacing or superseding the teacher--by supporting a child's reading habits and sharing the pleasures of fiction, poetry, and prose. Home learning parents also will find a wealth of information here. Through comfortable conversation and enjoyable exercises that tap children's native abilities, parents can help their child practice the critical thinking and reading skills that guarantee success in the classroom and beyond. For example, Dr. Wiener explains how exercises such as prereading warm-ups like creating word maps (a visual scheme that represents words and ideas as shapes and connects them) will allow youngsters to create a visual format and context before they begin reading. He shows how pictures from a birthday party can be used to create patterns of meaning by arranging them chronologically to allow the party's "story" to emerge, or how they might by arranged by order of importance--a picture of Beth standing at the door waiting for her friends to arrive could be displayed first, Beth blowing out the birthday cake placed toward the middle of the arrangement, and the pictures of Beth opening her gifts, especially the skates she's been begging for all year, would surely go toward the end of the sequence. Dr. Wiener shows how these activities, and many others, such as writing games, categorizing toys or clothes or favorite foods, and reading journals, will help children draw meaning out of written material. This second edition includes a new chapter describing the benefits of encouraging children to keep a journal of their personal reactions to books, the value of writing in the books they own (underlining, writing in the margins, and making a personal index) and a variety of reading activities to help children interact with writers and their books. Dr. Wiener has also expanded and updated his fascinating discussion of recommended books for children of all ages, complete with plot summaries. Written in simple, accessible prose, Any Child Can Read Better offers sensible advice for busy parents concerned with their children's education.

Reading with Phonics

Author: Florence Barnes

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412205190

Category: Education

Page: 116

View: 9138


Ever since the sight word method replaced phonics as the way to teach children to read and spell, there have been arguments -sometimes called "the reading wars" - for and against phonics. The author remembers far enough back to the days before all this started - when teaching letters and sounds went without saying and parents could depend on the school system to teach their children to read. Reading difficulties forced theorists to re-think their strategies so they came up with a philosophy of reading: that children would learn to read on their own because they want to learn to read. There would be plenty of books classed as "children's literature" and teachers would be "facilitators." In Reading With Phonics, the author discusses reading methods and arguments for and against phonics. She tells about some of the children she has tutored since retiring from teaching. An earlier book, Learn To Read From Sounds with an accompanying cassette tape on which phonetically arranged words are read is also available from Trafford Publishing.

Fancy Nancy's Fantastic Phonics

Author: Jane O'Connor

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062086334

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 548


In this set of twelve mini-books, Jane O’Connor’s beloved Fancy Nancy helps elementary school kids understand phonics. Learning has never been so fun! Phonics teaches children the relationship between letters and the sounds they make. A child who has mastered these relationships has an excellent foundation for learning to read and spell. According to the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, a child who has learned phonics has a method to recognize familiar words and “decode” unfamiliar ones. Fancy Nancy’s lively personality and the full-color illustrations will make learning these vital pre-reading skills enjoyable for parents and children.

Why Our Children Can't Read, and what We Can Do about it

A Scientific Revolution in Reading

Author: Diane McGuinness

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684831619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 4584


A neuropsychologist shows how outmoded methods for teaching reading have resulted in plummeting literacy levels and offers a new program, based on careful research, that teaches any child--including those with attention deficits--to read well. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Teaching Children to Read

Eighth Report of Session 2004-05

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215023681

Category: Reading (Elementary)

Page: 189

View: 3455


The ability to read is the key to educational achievement, and poor literacy skills will limit a person's opportunities throughout life. The Committee's inquiry examines current practice in schools used to teach children to read, in order to consider which method works best based on available evidence. Recognition is given that the subject is a complex one and is also influenced by a range of factors outside a school's control. Issues discussed include the impact of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS); literacy teaching methods including the phonics method, which focuses on sound-letter correspondence; the need to promote reading for pleasure; research evidence findings; barriers to reading acquisition; learning difficulties and disabilities. Current statistics indicate that around 20 per cent of children aged 11 years still underachieve in reading and writing skills for their age level. The Committee's recommendations include the need for a review of the NLS prescribed methodology for the teaching of reading in primary schools, and that further large-scale comparative research should be commissioned by the DfES to determine which methods are most effective.

Discover the Secrets of Reading with Creative Phonics

Author: MacKie Ramsay

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1425153216

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 9232


Mackie Ramsay’s reading program is Magic! Our son was struggling with reading in second grade when Mackie began working with him for twenty minutes a day. In just six weeks there was not only rapid improvement, but he became very excited about reading for the very first time. He looked forward to each lesson and eagerly learned the ‘secrets’ that gave him access to the mastery of his letters. Now he is eleven and is devouring adult fiction, the more pages the better. He is in the highest reading and spelling programs in his class. I have recommended Mackie to many of our son’s friends with similar results. It is a great gift that Mackie gives – the gift of not only reading well, but of reading with JOY. —Alexandra Kennedy, MA, MFT, psychotherapist and author of Losing a Parent (Harper Collins, 1991). CD Alphabet Adventures included inside the back cover. Lyrics Mackie Ramsay, and MaryLee Sunseri. Music composition by MaryLee Sunseri, singer/ songwriter and the winner 2 American Library Notables, and 4 Parents Choice Awards for young children’s music. The songs on the disc that accompany this book are absolutely entrancing—a perfect way to reinforce the letters for children. Each song is unique and beautifully produced — I find myself singing them all the time! —Barbara Lopez, Music Instructor, Cabrillo College. Composer, “Body Songs.” Published by Harper Collins in the “Health for Life” program, grades K –3.