The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading


Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 9780972860314
Category: Education
Page: 370
View: 405

An accessible primer on phonics-based teaching filters out the obscure, political, and gimmicky practices of typical programs to provide parents with simple steps on teaching children how to read, providing a wealth of tools, instructional advice, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading


Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 194296837X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
View: 1648

A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading—no experts need apply! Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills—and don't know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading—from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This one book supplies parents with all the tools they need. Over the years of her teaching career, Jessie Wise has seen good reading instruction fall prey to trendy philosophies and political infighting. Now she has teamed with dynamic coauthor Sara Buffington to supply parents with a clear, direct phonics program—a program that gives them the know-how and confidence to take matters into their own hands.

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons


Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671631985
Category: Education
Page: 395
View: 6357

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Edition)


Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393067084
Category: Education
Page: 814
View: 4869

A new edition of a forefront home-schooling reference shares step-by-step recommendations for providing a child with an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school, in a guide that incorporates updated resource listings, contact information, and Internet links. 20,000 first printing.

Phonics Pathways

Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling
Author: Dolores G. Hiskes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118037197
Category: Education
Page: 288
View: 3142

Teaches students of all ages the basics of phonics with a time-tested, foolproof method This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty. Offers help for all students including those with learning disabilities or very short attention spans Includes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100% decodable Uses a multisensory method that benefits all learning styles This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach to teaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of other programs.

Everybody Has a Body

Science from Head to Toe : Activities for Teachers of Children Ages 3-6
Author: Robert E. Rockwell,Robert A. Williams,Elizabeth A. Sherwood
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876591581
Category: Education
Page: 214
View: 1177

Children discover the magic of science in their own bodies.

The Self-Propelled Advantage

The ParentÕs Guide to Raising Independent, Motivated Kids Who Learn with Excellence
Author: Joanne Calderwood
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614482969
Category: Education
Page: 223
View: 8712

Joanne Calderwood has been a popular magazine columnist for several years and has become a very popular speaker at home-education conferences across the country. Her self-propelled philosophy of education has transformed lives across the nation and the world. She is considered a “Mom Magnet” due to her down-to-earth persona and ability to speak to the real issues of parenting in the twenty-first century. "The Self-Propelled Advantage" is a complete synopsis of her wisdom, experience, and philosophy of education and parenting, as borne out in the lives of her own exceptional children. This book will be extremely popular with anyone who currently places a high value on the education of their children. "The Self-Propelled Advantage" also contains valuable information on preparing for college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT. With one SAT perfect scorer, one near-perfect scorer, and four students who have gone to college on full academic scholarships, she has the results to provide provenance to her work.

Reading Pathways

Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency
Author: Dolores G. Hiskes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787992895
Category: Education
Page: 135
View: 9036

Now in its fifth edition, Reading Pathways (with help from Dewey the Bookworm) offers an easy-to-use, highly effective approach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency to students of all ages, using a unique pyramid format. Reading pyramids begin with one word and slowly build into phrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity. As the student moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, the phrase or sentence becomes more interesting and expansive, and the student's confidence grows with each line completed. Progressively building up the amount of text per line increases eye span, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. The book also features more challenging multisyllable word pyramid exercises and games to further develop fluency and vocabulary. Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear and mystique of multisyllable words and helps students build the strong vocabulary so critical for success in reading and writing. Reading Pathways is ideal for school, tutoring, and home use, and has already proven successful with K–2 emergent readers, second language learners, and students with learning disabilities. This unique approach has won rave reviews from teachers, parents, and English language learners all over the world. Previous editions were entitled Pyramid Reading Exercises. Praise for Reading Pathways "With clarity, interest, humor, and precision, Dolores has offered a way out of the darkness of illiteracy. I am pleased to endorse [her] books as some of the finest instructional materials for teaching children and adults to read that I have reviewed." —Robert W. Sweet Jr., professional staff member, Committee on Education and the Work Force, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C. "Our organization, Kids Read, offers tutoring to struggling or non-reading second graders in the public schools. Dolores Hiskes's materials are our most powerful tools for helping kids achieve confidence and independence in reading . . . The pyramid practice in Reading Pathways strengthens eye tracking and gives learners immediate practice with the concepts they just learned in a bigger setting. Non-readers find initial success in the presentation of short vowel words and stories. The pyramid stories provide an opportunity for multiple readings of the words and phrases, an exercise which is very empowering for emerging readers." —Becky Faherty, director, Kids Read, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland "Reading Pathways led my children so gently through the pyramids that they were reading big words before they knew it! This is a 'no pain' approach to giving children the extra practice that helps to develop a strong reader." —Sherrill Fink, homeschooling mother, Virginia "My students love the multisyllable word pyramids and feel proud they can finally read those mysterious long words. It's so beautiful to see their self-esteem grow. This is what makes teaching rewarding. Thank you!" —Renee Wesly, special education and regular education teacher, Maunawili Elementary School, Kailua, Hawaii

The Complete Writer: Level 1 Workbook for Writing with Ease


Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Peter Buffington
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 1942968175
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
View: 7282

A workbook to accompany the acclaimed series on teaching writing, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind. In Writing with Ease, Susan Wise Bauer lays out an alternative plan for teaching writing, one that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. The Complete Writer workbooks (each sold separately) complement this plan with lessons, student worksheets, and teacher instructions for every day of writing instruction. Each covers one year of study. Used along with Writing with Ease, The Complete Writer, Level One (first in a four-volume set) complete the elementary-grade writing curriculum.

Mudpies to Magnets

A Preschool Science Curriculum
Author: Robert A. Williams,Robert E. Rockwell,Elizabeth A. Sherwood
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780876591123
Category: Education
Page: 157
View: 9174

224 easy, hands-on science experiments to amaze 3 to 6 year olds.

First Language Lessons for the Well-trained Mind

Level 3
Author: Jessie Wise,Sara Buffington
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 1933339071
Category: Education
Page: 468
View: 8100

This simple-to-use, scripted guide to grammar and composition makes successful teaching easy -- for both parents and teachers. First Language Lessons, Level 3 uses the classical techniques of memorization, copywork, dictation, and narration to develop your child's language ability in the important first years of study. It is a complete beginning grammar and writing text that covers parts of speech, diagramming sentences, and beginning writing, storytelling, and narration skills.

Reading Reflex

The Foolproof Phono-Graphix Method for Teaching Your Child to Read
Author: Carmen Mcguiness,Geoffrey Mcguiness
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684853671
Category: Education
Page: 368
View: 1153

Describes the reading education system and provides detailed instructions and diagnostic tests for use by parents

The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor (Revised Second Edition) (Vol. 1) (Story of the World)


Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 1942968000
Category: Education
Page: 338
View: 6757

This first book in the four-volume narrative history series for elementary students will transform your study of history. The Story of the World has won awards from numerous homeschooling magazines and readers' polls—over 150,000 copies of the series in print! What terrible secret was buried in Shi Huangdi's tomb? Did nomads like lizard stew? What happened to Anansi the Spider in the Village of the Plantains? And how did a six-year-old become the last emperor of Rome? Told in a straightforward, engaging style that has become Susan Wise Bauer's trademark, The Story of the World series covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americas—find out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. This first revised volume begins with the earliest nomads and ends with the last Roman emperor. Newly revised and updated, The Story of the World, Volume 1 includes maps, a new timeline, more illustrations, and additional parental aids. This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. Each Story of the World volume provides a full year of history study when combined with the Activity Book, Audiobook, and Tests—each available separately to accompany each volume of The Story of the World Text Book. Volume 1 Grade Recommendation: Grades 1-5.

Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready

A Parents' Handbook for Children from Birth to Age 5
Author: June R. Oberlander
Publisher: Bio Alpha
ISBN: 9780962232213
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 324
View: 3279

Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready is a resource book that informs parents and caregivers as to what they can and should be doing at home to teach basic readiness skills that are necessary for a child to achieve success in school.

The Reading Lesson


Author: Michael Levin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780913063026
Category: Reading (Primary)
Page: N.A
View: 8207



Late, Lost and Unprepared

A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning
Author: Joyce Cooper-Kahn,Laurie C. Dietzel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781890627843
Category: Education
Page: 217
View: 4661

The groundbreaking, nationally recognized Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) provides rewarding learning and social opportunities for hundreds of people with intellectual disabilities. This new guide shows you how to use the innovative NCBC model to set up a successful book club where members read aloud together, improve literacy or read for the first time, and make lasting friendships as they discuss books every week at their local coffee shop or bookstore. Developed in 2002 by Tom Fish and his colleagues at The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, the NCBC program now boasts more than 100 clubs. The authors share their experience, providing the practical, nuts and bolts steps you need to take to get a book club up and running. Clubs include five to eight members all ages and literacy levels are welcome -- and discussion is facilitated by two trained volunteers. Much like other book clubs, NCBC members choose how they want to structure their club and which books they want to read. This book covers all aspects of sponsoring, organizing and implementing a book club in any community. Facilitators get title suggestions, learn how to manage their group, use strategies to initiate or improve reading skills, and encourage social interaction. NCBC also provides ongoing training and support to facilitators. A handy CR-rom included in the book provides several dozen key forms and templates, such as Member and Facilitator Intake Forms; End-of Book Survey, and Scale of Literary Skills. The enrichment of the NCBC experience continues to exceed the expectations of everyone involved; no club has every disbanded! In addition to improving their reading skills and making friends, participants become connected to their community because they go regularly to a social meeting place where all kinds of people gather. Dont wait to set-up a book club in your neighborhood The Next Chapter Book Club tells you how. Its easy and fun. Teachers, parents, social service providers and prospective members will want a copy.

Intermediate Language Lessons


Author: Emma Serl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 324
View: 3894



The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had


Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070972
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 432
View: 6029

An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition. Have you lost the art of reading for pleasure? Are there books you know you should read but haven't because they seem too daunting? In The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer provides a welcome and encouraging antidote to the distractions of our age, electronic and otherwise. In her previous book, The Well-Trained Mind, the author provided a road map of classical education for parents wishing to home-school their children, and that book is now the premier resource for home-schoolers. In this new book, Bauer takes the same elements and techniques and adapts them to the use of adult readers who want both enjoyment and self-improvement from the time they spend reading. The Well-Educated Mind offers brief, entertaining histories of five literary genres—fiction, autobiography, history, drama, and poetry—accompanied by detailed instructions on how to read each type. The annotated lists at the end of each chapter—ranging from Cervantes to A. S. Byatt, Herodotus to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich—preview recommended reading and encourage readers to make vital connections between ancient traditions and contemporary writing. The Well-Educated Mind reassures those readers who worry that they read too slowly or with below-average comprehension. If you can understand a daily newspaper, there's no reason you can't read and enjoy Shakespeare's Sonnets or Jane Eyre. But no one should attempt to read the "Great Books" without a guide and a plan. Susan Wise Bauer will show you how to allocate time to your reading on a regular basis; how to master a difficult argument; how to make personal and literary judgments about what you read; how to appreciate the resonant links among texts within a genre—what does Anna Karenina owe to Madame Bovary?—and also between genres. Followed carefully, the advice in The Well-Educated Mind will restore and expand the pleasure of the written word.

The Writing Road to Reading

A Modern Method of Phonics for Teaching Children to Read
Author: Romalda Bishop Spalding
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: 248
View: 1235



The Complete Writer, Writing With Ease: Strong Fundamentals: A Guide to Designing Your Own Elementary Writing Curriculum


Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: Peace Hill Press
ISBN: 1942968167
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 250
View: 9124

A revised and improved edition of the best-selling elementary writing handbook, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind Susan Wise Bauer lays out a plan for teaching writing that combines the best elements of old-fashioned writing instruction with innovative new educational methods. Writing With Ease outlines a complete three- or four-year program for elementary-grade students, giving parents and teachers the tools to personalize instruction for any skill level.