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Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers with CD-ROM  (Windows Only)Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers with CD-ROM (Windows Only)
Samuel L. Blumenfeld
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Alpha-Phonics is an effective, step-by-step program that has taught countless homeschooled children to read, including older struggling readers, dyslexic students, and others. As a stand-alone program or supplement, Alpha-Phonics' systematic phonetic approach will help students build a logical framework for English reading.

Students begin by learning short vowels and consonants, before moving on to consonant blends that teach final blends first, and then initial blends. Finally, students learn long vowels along with the many forms in which they occur. Moving from simple to complex through practice and drill exercises, students will build competency and skill, increasing self-confidence.

The alphabet is taught visually and orally through having children repeat the letters as the teacher points to them, as well as through the integration of kinesthetic activities. The black-and-white hand-lettered pages are designed to teach children with minimal distraction.

A scripted example lesson provides a format and example for teachers to follow as the work their way through the lesson; short lesson instructions (approximately 1-7 sentences) are provided for each lesson in the back. An order of lessons, list of common English spelling forms, and pre-reading alphabet exercises are also included. 168 pages, comb-binding, softcover with plastic-protector cover. Grade K & up. The included CD-ROM edition of Samuel Blumenfeld's Alpha Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers combines every aspect of Alpha Phonics with the advantages of a computer-based course. Each of the 128 lessons in the book are reproduced on the CD-ROM exactly as they appear in the book; both spoken and printed instructions are included, and lessons do not require use of the keyboard-just the mouse! A Teacher/Student screen includes a sidebar for navigation and instructions and allows you to go to any lesson in the program; Student screens feature the lesson in extra large type without any distractions.

System Requirements:

  • Windows 95 to XP
  • Pentium 90/32 Mg
  • 800 x 600 resolution
  • 8 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM, Sound Card, Monitor set to 256 colors or higher.
         

 
Phonics Reading Workbook, How To Tutor SeriesPhonics Reading Workbook, How To Tutor Series
Samuel L. Blumenfeld
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This optional workbook accompanies both the Alpha-Phonics and How to Tutor curriculum. Providing sets of exercises and additional problems, each page either reviews or covers a specific set of lessons (which are clearly noted at the top of the page; a conversion chart at the beginning allows parents to figure out which lesson in either curriculum to use). Quizzes are provided for the end of the week. Exercise and quiz answer key included, along with a section on syllabication. 53 pages, comb-bound (flip-top) paperback. Grades K-2.
     

 
Alpha-Phonics and How to Tutor Little Companion ReadersAlpha-Phonics and How to Tutor Little Companion Readers
Samuel L. Blumenfeld
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This set of ten readers sequentially corresponds to both Alpha-Phonics and How to Tutor curriculum. Each reader features a short story that helps children progress in their reading and comprehension skills as they move through their lessons. The first five readers cover one short vowel each: a, e, i, o, and u, and each reader covers multiple lessons up through lesson 71. Short and just the right length to challenge children without overwhelming them, readers contain only words students have already learned, without any additional sight words.

These readers correspond with Alpha-Phonics as:

  • Reader 1: covers the short vowel A through lessons 1-14
  • Reader 2: covers the short vowel E, lessons 15-18
  • Reader 3: covers the short vowel I, lessons 19-22
  • Reader 4: covers the short vowel O, lessons 23-26
  • Reader 5: covers the short vowel U, lessons 27-28
  • Reader 6 "The Chums": Short vowels with digraphs like ch, sh and wh, lessons 29-33
  • Reader 7 "Velvet the Cat": More Short vowels, lessons 42-48
  • Reader 8 "The Big Fish": Short vowels mixed, lessons 49-56
  • Reader 9 "The Contest": Short vowels lessons 57-76
  • Reader 10 "Silly Sentences II": Short vowels Lessons 77+

    Readers feature large-size font and black-and-white illustrations. 6-10 pages each. 5.5" x 8.5". Grades K-2. Paperback; stapled bindings.
         


 
Alpha-Phonics; Audio Lessons & Pronunciation CD'sAlpha-Phonics; Audio Lessons & Pronunciation CD's
Samuel L. Blumenfeld
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Accompanying Alpha-Phonics, A Primer for Beginning Readers, this two CD set replaces the older audiocassette tapes. Beginning with a 30-minute history of our alphabetic language, how phonics works, and how to teach anyone to read using Alpha-Phonics, a lesson-by-lesson reading is given of all 128 lessons by author Samuel Blumenfeld. Parents can ensure they're pronouncing each word correctly, since enough of the words and all 44 speech sounds in Alpha-Phonics are pronounced here for the teacher. Sounds are introduced systematically, from the most simple to the most complex for clear, simple teaching. 2 CD-ROMs for use on any CD-ROM player or computer with CD-ROM Drive.
     

 
Alpha-Phonics on CD-Rom (Windows Only)Alpha-Phonics on CD-Rom (Windows Only)
Samuel L. Blumenfeld
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This CD-ROM edition of Samuel Blumenfeld's Alpha Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers combines every aspect of Alpha Phonics with the advantages of a computer-based course. Each of the 128 lessons in the book are reproduced on the CD-ROM exactly as they appear in the book; both spoken and printed instructions are included, and lessons do not require use of the keyboard-just the mouse! A Teacher/Student screen includes a sidebar for navigation and instructions and allows you to go to any lesson in the program; Student screens feature the lesson in extra large type without any distractions.

System Requirements:

  • Windows 95 to XP
  • Pentium 90/32 Mg
  • 800 x 600 resolution
  • 8 MB RAM
  • CD-ROM, Sound Card, Monitor set to 256 colors or higher.
         

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    Alpha-Phonics 128 Lesson Video CD-Rom (Windows Only)Alpha-Phonics 128 Lesson Video CD-Rom (Windows Only)
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    Bring in expert advice as you teach reading! This optional Alpha-Phonics DVD includes over two hours of a workshop that will walk parents through each lesson in the sold-separately curriculum.

    This DVD will take parents using Alpha-Phonics through each of the 128 phonics lesson one lesson at a time. Recorded at a workshop, parents can flip through their own copy as Sam walks through each lesson using a whiteboard. Recorded during the 1990s, a Q-and-A session is included, as well as commentary on what attendees need to know to use the Alpha-Phonics curriculum with ease and success.

    Please note: this workshop was recorded by a parent in the audience, and while the content is top-quality, some parents may have trouble hearing/seeing due to the video's technical quality. We encourage you to watch the clips above. DVD.
         


     
    Oral Reading Assessment TestOral Reading Assessment Test
    Samuel L. Blumenfeld
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    Discover exactly what reading level your student is at with the Blumenfeld Oral Reading Assessment Test. The four-page test features 38 columns of words, with each column containing 10 words, arranged from simple 3-letter, single-syllable words to complex, multi-syllable words. This test will enable you to evaluate your student's skill at simple decoding, and decoding two, three, and multi-syllable words.

    This is an oral test; students read the words down each column of the "reading copy" in regular sequence. As the student reads, the tester listens and follows their own copy, marking any incorrect words; the total number of errors is the final score.

    Five sets of marking copies for the pre-tests and five sets of marking copies for the after-test are included for you to be able to administer the test five times over. A grade-level scoring chart and section on interpreting the score is also provided. 3rd Grade through adult.
         


     
    Blumenfeld Oral Reading Assessment Test Pronunciation CD-RomBlumenfeld Oral Reading Assessment Test Pronunciation CD-Rom
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    This audio CD pronounces all the words that students are tested on by the sold-separatelyBlumenfeld Oral Reading Assessment Test.All 380 words in both the pre-test and post-test arepronounced for teachers to be absolutely sure of their pronunciation. Approximately 30 minutes on CD.
         

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