Author: Barbara J. Simkus
Release Date: 2015-01-01
BRAND NEW: Now you can buy all 10 Readers bound together into one convenient book (Won't lose any of the books and they won't come unstapled!) The content is IDENTICAL to the Little Companion Readers you have known and loved for 25 years. This is the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Little Companion Readers Book to accompany phonics reading instruction in either Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor by Samuel L. Blumenfeld. Each of the 10 Readers contained in the NEW BOOK has a short story which is ideal for little beginners. The Readers are coordinated to where the student is as he/she progresses through either Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor. First Reader covers short A lessons, Second Reader covers short E lessons and so on throughout the first 77 lessons. Very popular with teachers and students. Many children say even with the First Reader: Oh! Mommy, I am reading my own book! Economical, durable & reusable. The Readers are in large type so as to be easy for little beginners and are short in length: 6 to 10 pages. They challenge the student without overdoing it. The Readers contain only the words the student has already learned up to that point. Eight have a complete short story that the beginners in particular really enjoy. The other two have lists of practice sentences. After the first 77 lessons the student, while still learning from the remaining lessons in either Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor, is capable of working with a wide variety of outside practice reading books. The first five Readers in the Book deal with one short vowel each: a, e, i, o, and u. Book one for example deals with the first 12 lessons. Reader # 6: Short vowels with digraphs like ch, sh and wh, through lesson 35. Reader # 7 More Short vowels, through lesson 42. And so on. Reader #8 Short vowels mixed, through lesson 49. Reader # 9 Short vowels through lesson 57. Reader # 10. Short vowels through lesson 71. A BONUS is that the Readers aid in developing comprehension as you go. You just ask the student questions about what they have read in the story. What was the story about? What happened first? Last? You go from one Reader to the next as you progress through either Alpha-Phonics or How Tutor's reading instruction section. (More info about the READERS in a moment). Amazon also has available the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Workbook (ISBN: 9780941995337- $ 19.95) to accompany Alpha-Phonics or How To Tutor. The Alpha-Phonics reading textbook itself program is available on Amazon.com (ISBN: 9780941995320 $ 24.95). This complete phonics instruction program works at all ages, especially little beginners. Just order from Amazon.com. The Readers and Phonics Workbook, while optional, are considered by many parents to be very helpful to do a great job teaching their children. A final product Amazon offers which really helps many Moms teach their children good, solid phonics is the Alpha-Phonics 128 Lesson Video DVD (ISBN 9780941995238 - only $ 8.00) This is a DVD of a 2-hour Workshop Sam conducted during which he went through EVERY one of the 128 Lessons in Alpha-Phonics and ALL 117 lessons in the How To Tutor reading instruction section. Mom can sit in her living room and have Sam take her through the Alpha-Phonics with the book in her lap just as if she were attending the workshop herself. Using some or all of these accompanying materials help make it easy to assure a complete success teaching children to be excellent readers. The Alpha-Phonics reading instruction program is highly recommended by leading reviewers Cathy Duffy and Mary Pride. Also recommended by the Robinson Curriculum people.
Author: Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Publisher: Paradigm Company
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Included in your test are five (5) sets of Marking copies for the pretest version and five (5) sets of Marking copies for the after-test (Version B). This allows you to administer the test up to five times with five different people. Since Samuel L. Blumenfeld, under his copyright protection, does not allow copies of any parts of the test to be reproduced (on a copy machine, etc.), you are being provided with the necessary marking copies for both the pre and after testing up to five times. The Reading Test ("A" or "B") for the student can be used as many times as you wish, both for the pretest and the after-test, because it is not marked upon in the process.
Author: Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-11-18
This is the NEW 2018 LIBRARY version of Alpha-Phonics. This version is identical to the regular Alpha-Phonics in every way except the ISBN: 9781979228473. This ISBN enables the Alpha-Phonics to be offered to Libraries. This is the ORIGINAL Alpha-Phonics! Alpha-Phonics is a systematic phonics instruction program used by 100s of thousands since it was introduced in the late 1970's. Alpha-Phonics is probably the simplest, most effective and reasonably priced phonics instruction programs available. HERE IS WHY IT WORKS SO WELL: IT IS SIMPLE!! 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. MOM get this: 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, and that can even be on the first day! Other reading instruction programs try to do way too much. They inject grammar, pictures and other material, needlessly complicating the task. Alpha-Phonics just teaches reading only. Alpha-Phonics has as a BONUS: you teach SPELLING easily as you go (through simple dictation). Alpha-Phonics easily introduces over 3,500 words in its simple 128 lessons. Some students can learn to read in only months. Alpha-Phonics also works very well for older students, even grown adults who need remediation. Is there a negative about Alpha-Phonics? Yes. In the past 30 years we have heard only one criticism (Only a few times). It is: Some Moms say they think their child can become bored when taught by Alpha-Phonics. Why? Parents have been convinced that learning has to be fun-time. They have been led to believe games, card decks, cartoons/pictures, spin the needle tricks, etc., make it fun. They feel they have to entertain their kids while teaching. But, this unnecessarily slows down the process. With Alpha-Phonics the student can actually be READING simple sentences even day ONE! Students do see lists of words in Alpha-Phonics lessons, but they QUICKLY are actually READING those words; they are accomplishing, instead of being entertained. The Bells and Whistles in other programs slow the process and cost time and money $$. The huge sense of success in actually reading quickly overcomes any other consideration. We almost forgot the SUPER BONUS: Many ADULTS become BETTER readers while teaching their child! The lessons for the Student are in LARGE TYPE on 8 1⁄2 X11 pages meaning you can instruct him/her DIRECTLY from the book. Nothing need be copied on separate paper. Makes everything much easier than if it were on 5 X 8 pages. Alpha-Phonic is highly recommended by leading Homeschooling curriculum reviewers such as Mary Pride, Cathy Duffy, Karen Andreola and many others. There is a CD Rom version sold separately on Amazon for only $ 9.00. Find the CD ROM version on Amazon at ISBN: 9780941995184. Amazon also has available a set of practice Readers and a practice Phonics Workbook to accompany Alpha-Phonics. The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Little Companion READERS (10 little books combined into one handy book): $ 19.95 (ISBN 9780941995344). They are specifically designed to follow along with the Alpha-Phonics book as you teach from it. The other great optional resource is The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Companion PRACTICE WORKBOOK: $ 19.95 (ISBN: 9780941995337). It is also designed to accompany the Alpha-Phonics teaching book as you go through the lessons. The Readers Book and the Phonics Practice Workbook are optional.
2018 edition of How To Tutor which first appeared in 1973. Special: ONLY $ 24.95. How To Tutor, by famed writer Samuel L. Blumenfeld, first available 42 years ago. It has without change continued to be an outstanding resource to teach the Three R's. It has not changed in over 4 decades because it works so well. It is a whole school in one book. Its three parts are (1) Sam Blumenfeld's amazingly easy to teach systematic, intensive phonics READING instruction program. (2) His effective CURSIVE HANDWRITING program and (3) his equally effective ARITHMETIC PROGRAM. Has been used by 100,000's parents, teachers and tutors. Mary Pride, leading homeschooling materials reviewer, calls it a best value. 298 pages. How To Tutor works at ALL ages. Anyone who can read can teach the 3 R's with it. WHY IS HOW TO TUTOR IMPORTANT? Dr. Blumenfeld warns: Most parents wait until their child is having difficulty at school before they think of providing remediation. Sometimes the child is so far behind, so confused, so frustrated by not learning in the first two grades, that the remedial program looks long and difficult. However, proper tutoring at the preschool level or in the first two grades, as a preventive measure, can make sure that the child has the foundation on which to build achievement. How To Tutor provides parents and teachers with a complete instructional program in the Three R's. It originally was to help public school students. Since then the decline in many public schools made HOMESCHOOLING much more important. Homeschool families discovered how helpful it is for them. (1) READING: The big problem today. HTT shows how to avoid the confusion in teaching reading that prevails in our schools today. 117 complete lessons. Contains everything you need to teach your student to be a top reader. You learn the dirty little secret professional educators keep from you: It is really EASY TO TEACH READING! There are only 44 sounds (Phonograms) you need to teach your student to build a high level of reading skill. (2) CURSIVE HANDWRITING: Grandparents today are often shocked to learn that in many schools cursive is not taught. With How To Tutor you are given all the tools you need to teach this important skill with ease. Here is another little secret: Cursive can be taught BEFORE printing (ball & stick). It is also EASY to teach! There are only THREE basic strokes involved in cursive handwriting. Most children can learn these at a surprisingly early age. Learning about this will amaze you. 73 complete lessons. (3)ARITHMETIC: Quoting Dr. Blumenfeld: In teaching arithmetic it is important to convey the genius of the system itself. Next to the alphabet, it is the greatest mental tool ever devised by man. We should approach the subject with the excitement it deserves. Any teacher who makes arithmetic dull does so because he does not understand its beautiful simplicity, logic and facility which permits us to do so much with so little. HTT Arithmetic covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, weights, time, and the calendar. 67 easy lessons. FINAL WORD: Anyone can use these lesson plans: students, parents, teachers, tutors. Tutoring can be a good way to earn extra $ while aiding people who need help to improve their reading, handwriting and arithmetic. Some of the claims we make may appear unbelievable. They are TRUE. We have heard from countless users who cannot say enough about HTT's simplicity and effectiveness. HTT also available on Kindle or: How To Tutor eBook - CD ROM version (ISBN 9780941995474- $ 17.95). Amazon also has FIVE OPTIONAL workbooks to accompany How To Tutor: The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Companion Workbook (ISBN:9780941995337), The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Little Companion Readers (9780941995344), HTT Cursive Writing Practice Book (9780941995382), HTT Workbook for Addition and Subtraction (ISBN: 9780941995399), HTT Workbook for Multiplication and Division (9780941995405)
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