PART 1 discusses the learning problems that prevent
intelligent students from learning to read all words accurately and the
author's rationale for overcoming them. PART 2
explains the why and how of the daily exercise format.
are the Unit presentations that include, for the teacher,
important information pertinent to each unit.
Phoneme Flash Cards
These Include all letters and letter-combinations used in the daily format's
first exercise for meeting each unit's objectives:
- Students will be able to rapidly read the names and vocalize the sounds
of all letter-sound associations in Unit I through the current Unit
with 100% accuracy.
- Students will be able to respond with the letter names of letter-sound
associations in Unit 1 through the current Unit with 100% accuracy when
their sounds are given in rapid-fire fashion, one after the other.
Oral Reading Books
Included in Units 1-38 are thousands of one-syllable and
multisyllabic words in lists, each list followed with informative context
that includes the list's words, other words comprised of only learned
letter-sound associations, and learned sight words introduced in
the current and previous units.
Also included are original stories and adaptations of well-known
classics, such as Gullivers Travels, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,
The Emperors New Clothes, and "fractured" fairy tales. As in the lists,
words in all stories, original and adapted, are learned sight words and
phonetic words comprised of letter-sound associations introduced in the
current and previous units.
The oral reading is the application of decoding skills learned
in the daily format's first three exercises, to meet these objectives:
- In context, students will be able to read aloud all words selected
from Unit 1 through the current Unit with 90-100% accuracy. Evaluation
using Test A from the appropriate Unit in the Cumulative Test Book.
- From a one-hundred-word list, students will be able to read aloud
all multisyllabic words selected from Unit 1 through the current Unit
with 90-100% accuracy. Evaluation using the appropriate Unit test in
the Cumulative Word Lists Test Book.
Cumulative Test Book
- Test A, an oral reading-in-context test. Evaluates the student's
competency in reading sentences whose words include learned sight words
and others comprised of all letter-sounds learned from Unit 1 through
the just completed unit. Administered individually.
- Test B, a phonetic written test of one-syllable and multisyllabic
words. Evaluates the students competency in translating dictated
words into written cursive letters and sequencing them correctly from
left to right. These words are comprised of all letter-sounds taught
from Unit l through the unit just completed. Administered to the class.
- Test C, a dictated sight word test. Evaluates students' competency
when writing in cursive the sight words taught in Unit l through the
just completed unit. Administered to the class.
Cumulative Word Lists Test Book
Each list (with the exception of the tests for units 1 and 2) consists
of 100 multisyllabic words selected from unit 1 through the unit just
completed, comprised of all letter-sound combinations found in
Silent Reading Language Lessons
Silent reading lessons develop vocabulary and reinforce decoding skills
learned in the exercises of the daily format. Each lesson's controlled
text includes learned sight words and phonetic words comprised of learned
letter-sounds. Students copy the sentences in cursive writing, filling
in the blanks with words chosen from a provided list, after a teacher-led
discussion of the meanings of the words.
Also, included with your initial order:
- A free audio tape for the instructor, demonstrating the correct pronunciation
of all individual letter/sounds (with extra attention to l and
r), and of combinations of letters (such as -tious, -cial,
-nt, -eous). It also provides a detailed explanation of
the pronunciation of accented and unaccented vowel sounds.
- A set of reproducible Oral Reading Diagnostic Tests, complete
with instructions for administering and scoring.