For reading, decide which level best fits your child:
beginning reader, emerging reader, or independent reader.
choose one of these phonics programs or USE YOUR OWN! Since I believe phonics instruction is a very personal decision for each family, I specifically designed Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory to work with any phonics program that you choose. Both of the phonics programs listed below are easy-to-use, include short planned lessons with interesting stories, and are economical. Both programs utilize onbook that includes a teachers guide and a student book all in one.
Reading Made Easy
by Valerie Bendt: This phonics program includes 108 lessons. The author recommends covering 3 lessons each week with review between lessons. This plan will allow a child to finish this phonics program in a typical school year consisting of 36 weeks. However, the author firmly emphasizes the necessity of pacing the program as needed to help the child be successful.
Reading Made Easy (book only) [Add to Cart] $59.95
The author's website is www.valeriebendt.com
Reading Made Easy Student Activity Book - Volume 1 - $12.95 [Add to cart]
Reading Made Easy Student Activity Book - Volume 2 - $12.95 [Add to cart]
Reading Made Easy Student Activity Book - Volume 3 - $14.95 [Add to cart]
Reading Made Easy Student Activity Book - Volume 4 - $16.95 [Add to cart]
Reading Made EasyCombo Package (Includes Reading Made EasyGuide and all four Student Activity Books
$99.75 - Save $18.00 - [Add to Cart]
Reading Made EasyStudent Activity Book Package
(Includes all 4 Student Activity Books - $55.80 - Save $2.00 [Add to Cart]
This phonics program includes 20 lessons that are approximately 20 pages each. For children under the age of five, the authors recommend covering one page per day. For children between the ages of five and six, the authors recommend covering two to three pages per day. For children over the age of six, the authors recommend covering three or more pages per day. They suggest that no longer than five to seven minutes should be spent on a page and lessons should be under fifteen minutes in length.
A companion CD-ROM that follows the book is also available.
Sound Bytes Reading was written for struggling readers, and is also ideal for beginning readers. Students learn the sounds for letters and letter combinations and begin to read decodable stories right away. This 288-page paperback Home Edition is ideal for parents and tutors who want to teach beginning readers or a struggling reader.