Parents Who Home-Teach
An Enhancement to Any Beginning Reading Program
If you are a preschool teacher, this is for you!
If you are a kindergarten teacher, this is for you!
If you are a primary-grade teacher, this is for you!
Do you have any pupils who can't memorize sight words?
Do you have any pupils who can't sound out words?
Then this is for YOU!!
Do you know...
Children are becoming remedial readers at 4, 5 and 6 years of age...
unheard of years ago
Years ago, most children started reading in first grade.
Today, children are learning to read in preschool.
Many succeed...many cannot!
As a teacher, you want to recognize if a child is becoming frustrated because he can't ...
Memorize sight words...
Sound out words...
If he can't do it, then he needs....alternate approaches.
Provide those alternate approaches before he develops a negative attitude about his ability to learn...before he becomes a remedial reader.
These pages offer you those alternatives to enhance your reading program for those pupils who need something different.
Originally for pupils in first grade who started school with no reading backgrounds and were considered "not ready to read", the strategies and techniques in the program for sight vocabulary, decoding words, and even printing can be utilized by you in your own programs. The original program as documented in these materials met the needs of pupils who started school with no understanding of phonics, no knowledge of the alphabet letters, and no sight vocabulary. Today it is the rare pupil who has not learned letters, sounds, and at least some sight words at the age of 3 or 4.
Select the strategy that you need for your pupils who are having problems. Take from these programs what will help you help your pupils to overcome difficulties in learning.