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Reading & Phonics Table of Contents
A Beka Book
ABC Read
Blending at the Beginning
Go Phonics
Guaranteed Applied Phonics
Intellectual Baby
R at Home



A Beka Book
Phonics/Reading Program

Teach Your Child to Read with A Beka Book. Children learn basic reading skillsA Beka Book   through an intensive phonics program, not just a sight-reading program garnished with phonics. Most reading programs use the whole-language sight-memory (or look-say) method, even though many books and articles expose the deficiencies of this method. Other reading programs add phonics here or there to give the appearance of teaching phonics, but do not effectively use the basics of an intensive phonics program. With the A Beka Book phonics approach, children become confident and motivated as their reading skills develop-by the third grade, they can read anything. Even the lower-ability child can learn to read successfully, so there are no non-readers.


Babies Learn to Read with Innovative New Program Developed by Homeschool Mom

It used to be that parents would relish their baby’s attempt to crawl or mumble jibberish, but those developmental benchmarks seem to actually be limiting our children’s innate abilities and talents.

Nowadays, babies are not just saying “dada”, they’re actually…READING! 

“From birth to 5 years of age a child's brain is developing at an extreme rate,” says Krista Guerrero, the creator of Monki See Monki Doo, a learning system designed to teach reading to babies and toddlers.

But just how much information do children really absorb after a certain amount of time spent on a lesson?

Dositey.com has a philosophy that children need not spend hour after hour listening to information or be chained to the computer for a long period of time.  With their engaging, interactive games and lessons, children can learn, absorb and retain the important fundamentals needed for a lifetime of success.

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ABC Read Phonics Reading Products

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ABC Read was borne of necessity, as so many homeschool-friendly products are. Barbara Knobloch or “Babs”, began to develop a learning program when she found out that her daughter was 1-1/2 years behind grade level in reading. Barbara knew that phonics was the best way to teach reading and the ABC Read products are all phonics-based. As Barbara developed her ideas more fully, her husband began to add his artistic skill to the mix and voila! what eventually led to the ABC Read flash card idea was born!

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Go Phonics: Systematic, Multisensory Homeschool Phonics Reading Program

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By Natasha Pirtz

Go Phonics is coming to the forefront as a balanced reading program for teaching a child at home who is struggling, has dyslexia, or needs a fun, hands-on approach. It incorporates ALL of the beginning reading skills: phonemic awareness, systematic phonics, reading, handwriting, spelling, and K-2 language arts.  With 50 phonics games, worksheets, and over 80 illustrated decodable stories, instruction is fun and memorable. Guided lessons for direct instruction and integrated tools help insure success. If you’re searching for a program that does all this, then Go Phonics is for you. Website: www.gophonics.com.  

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R at Home: Using Phonetic Consistency to Correct the R Sound.

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By Christine Ristuccia, M.S., Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)

Does your child say Wabbit for Rabbit or Maw for More? If these and other mispronunications of the R sound occur in your child’s language, then I’m sure you’ve had a few frustrations in trying to correct it.
Did you know that the R sound is one of the most commonly used sounds in English? No wonder that pesky sound (or lack of it) keeps getting messed up in children’s speech. The R sound is typically one of the last sounds to be mastered by children, often not maturing until ages 6 or 7. That’s once of the reasons it has the persistency to remain incorrect in a child’s speech for some time. Since it is mastered later, that also leads to the common misconnception of doing nothing: “Oh, just wait. It will correct itself.” In many cases it will correct but, in almost as many times, correction of the sound needs a little help.
Not pronoucing correct R’s can have a ripple effect if not addressed in a timely manner. Children may become more self-conscious of their speech, spelling may be affected adversly, and they may be open to teasing resulting in a withdrawal from participation in discussion and activities.  Improper speech can be unintelligable in some and can lead to far reaching economic impacts much later in life. 
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Rime to Read

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Lynn Klaiman was working as a first-grade teacher when she became inspired to develop books for beginning readers. “As a teacher, I would hear parents complain that there was nothing available to use at home to teach reading,” she says.

Shortly thereafter Rime to Read, a series of 20 short books was created by Klaiman, who holds a master’s degree in reading, and Sara Hines, Ph.D., a learning specialist and university professor.

Rime To Read is unique in the fact that it utilizes onsets and rimes as a way of introducing words to youngsters. Rimes (not rhymes), also called word families, are words that sound and look alike, such as the “at” in Pat, cat, and sat. By comparison, rhymes are words that sound alike, but do not always look alike (care, hair, where).

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