Happy Cheetah Reading

Great for beginning or remedial readers, Happy Cheetah Reading homeschool curriculum uses repetition, focused lessons, and lots of encouragement to help kids find success with reading.

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  1. The Complete Happy Cheetah Reading System
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    Dr. Karen Holinga
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Happy Cheetah Reading is an intuitive, enjoyable approach to reading that will help you teach your child to read in just 20 minutes a day. . .regardless of whether they're a new beginning reader, a struggling older reader, or are an ESL or special needs student. Covering phonics, handwriting, punctuation and grammar, spelling, reading comprehension, creative expression and storytelling, this efficient program will set up students for language arts success.

Happy Cheetah always starts with students listening to a full story - not rules or individual sounds. Once students grasp the plot and understand the context, the smaller details (like spelling or grammatical cues like punctuation parks) are understood ... simply, easily, and quickly! Lessons are reinforced through repetition - students read each story until they don't even need to think about it since they have instant recall of familiar words, which helps them to recognize words without intentional memorization exercises. Designed by a reading expert, this curriculum doesn't require additional teacher training or preparation (no crafts, photocopying or teacher's manual) -simply follow the instructions in the workbook! This multisensory and multimodality program uses many ways to connect information in the brain - including copywork, drawing, visual recognition, auditory reads, and kinesthetic manipulation of letters.

Students can start at any age, but children should be developmentally ready to write since Happy Cheetah begins with handwriting. When students finish the program, they should be reading at a mid-3rd grade level and be ready for chapter books.

This kit includes:

Level 1 Package:

  • Get Ready Workbook
  • Cub Starting Workbook
  • Readers Set: My Family, Nana and Papa, and Things I Like
  • Game Card Set
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Happy Cheetah Exclusive: Clear Letter Writing Whiteboard
  • Happy Cheetah Exclusive: Magic Key Magnetic Letters
  • Alphabet Cards

Level 2 Package:

  • Cub Walking Workbook
  • Readers Set: My Day and We Have Fun

Level 3 Package:

  • Cub Running Workbook
  • Readers Set: Home and Farm Animals, Bugs and Small Animals, Land and Sea Animals and Zoo Animals

Level 4 Package:

  • Cheetah Ready Workbook
  • Readers Set: Birds and Jobs, Fairy Tales Retold Part 1 and Fairy Tales Retold Part II
  • Set of small colored pencils

Additional Items:

  • Alphabet Tracing Cards
  • Dr. Karen's Preferred Pencil Grip for Perfect Practice
  • Dr. Karen's Constant Encouragement Button
  • Post-It Covering Tape
  • ABCD Bookmarks
  • Dr. Karen's CURE for Reading and Writing Challenges book, which tackles dyslexia, dysgraphia, carelessness, and laziness

  1. Happy Cheetah Reading: Kindergarten
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Happy Cheetah Reading is an intuitive, enjoyable approach to reading that will help you teach your child to read in just 20 minutes a day. . .regardless of whether they're a new beginning reader, a struggling older reader, or are an ESL or special needs student. Covering reading, handwriting, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, grammar, and creative writing, this efficient program will set up students for language arts success.

Because the research shows that copywork is integral to helping students learn to read quickly and easily, the Happy Cheetah Reading System starts with handwriting, then moves to phonics, where students learn the connection between sounds and written letters.

The Getting Ready workbook introduces your students to printing by hand. It uses a developmentally appropriate sequence for both capital and lowercase letters, so all beginning writers learn in the most efficient and easy way possible. It also uses a unique font designed to address common handwriting problems such as letter reversals.

After they learn to print all the individual letters, students move into beginning copywork (which encourages swift reading development) and then they work on hearing individual sounds in words (also called phonemic awareness), and finally practice writing numerals.

After this book, which you can work through at your student's pace, you'll move into the Cub Starting workbook. This workbook ties together with the controlled readers, and your student will read thirty stories in these three readers.

This kit includes:

  • Getting Ready Workbook Prep (Consumable)

  • Cub Starting Workbook 1 (Consumable)
  • My Family: Reader 1
  • Nana and Papa: Reader 2
  • Things I Like: Reader 3
  • Exclusive Happy Cheetah Reading Card Game Set
  • Exclusive Happy Cheetah Reading Whiteboard and Markers
  • Exclusive Happy Cheetah Reading Magnetic Letters
  • Exclusive Happy Cheetah Reading Alphabet Cards
  • Bonus 1: How to Raise Your Child's Reading Level in Half the Time...
  • Bonus 2: Foolproof Stop Reversing B and D Forever Bookmarks
  • Bonus 3: The #1 Optometrist-Recommended Guide for Reading

  1. Happy Cheetah Reading: First Grade
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Happy Cheetah Reading is an intuitive, enjoyable approach to reading that will help you teach your child to read in just 20 minutes a day. . .regardless of whether they're a new beginning reader, a struggling older reader, or are an ESL or special needs student. Covering reading, handwriting, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, grammar, and creative writing, this efficient program will set up students for language arts success.

In this first grade language arts program, your child will work through the Cub Walking and Cub Running workbooks, plus the integrated readers, which build on the Kindergarten-level curriculum.

In this level, your student will read thirty-five stories that will help them progress from reading simple sentences to longer, more complex reading selections. Working through the workbook and the readers in tandem, your student will grow in confidence with reading and writing, continue to develop the ability to hear individual sounds in words (phonemic awareness), learn a surprising amount of new vocabulary, and become more fluent in their reading abilities. Regular copywork encourages swift reading development while other enjoyable exercises keep your student interested while improving skills.

This Kit Includes:

  • Cub Walking Workbook 2 (Consumable)
  • Cub Running Workbook 3 (Consumable)
  • My Day: Reader 4
  • We Have Fun: Reader 5
  • Home and Farm Animals: Reader 6
  • Bugs and Small Animals: Reader 7
  • Land and Sea Animals: Reader 8
  • Zoo Animals: Reader 9
  • Magnetic Letters
  • Bonus 1: The Success Students' Cheat Codes
  • Bonus 2: Foolproof Stop Reversing B and D Forever Bookmarks
  • Bonus 3: The #1 Optometrist-Recommended Guide for Reading
  1. Happy Cheetah Reading: Second Grade
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Happy Cheetah Reading is an intuitive, enjoyable approach to reading that will help you teach your child to read in just 20 minutes a day. . . regardless of whether they're a new beginning reader, a struggling older reader, or are an ESL or special needs student. Covering reading, handwriting, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, grammar, and creative writing, this efficient program will set up students for language arts success.

With much of the groundwork of early reading already laid in the Kindergarten and Grade 1 programs, this year your child will rapidly move ahead in vocabulary acquisition and reading fluency. With the Cheetah Ready workbook, the rate of learning accelerates. As students read ever longer passages-with several short paragraphs per page-they continue to grow reading confidence and fluency.

About two-thirds of the way through the year, your student will transition to reading beginning chapter books, so that, by the end of this year, your student will be ready to step out more confidently into the larger world of reading. Your student will also enjoy a continued emphasis on copywork, and a deeper focus on spelling.

This Grade 2 kit includes:

  • Cheetah Ready Workbook 4 (Consumable)
  • Colored Pencils
  • Birds and Jobs: Reader 10
  • Fairy Tales Retold, Part I: Reader 11
  • Fairy Tales Retold, Part II: Reader 12
  • Cheetah Reading Schedule
  • Hill of Fire
  • Greg's Microscope
  • The Big Balloon Race
  • Wagon Wheels
  • Nate the Great
  1. Dr. Karen's Office Experience Booster Kit
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This kit contains three recommended tools that the author of "Happy Cheetah Reading" uses in her clinical practice, plus a bonus resource:

Constant Encouragement Button

Give constant encouragement with a button that says "That was Easy!" Have your students hit the encouragement button after reading each review story, after reading each new story, after reading the printed story in the workbook, after each of the Think-and-Do exercises, after each sentence copied and read. . . . Basically, as often as you can reasonably suggest it. Batteries included.

Preferred Pencil Grip for Perfect Practice

After trying many brands of pencil grip, this is the one that Dr. Karen found works best. She offers these to all students who come to her office-and now to you, too. Good for both right-handed and left-handed students, this will help your students hold their pencils correctly.

Mistake-Covering Tape

When Dr. Karen works with students, she always keeps this tape at hand. Whenever students make an error, she immediately covers it up, because the less time students look at an error, the better! Stop worrying about misplaced erasers and the shadowy, show-through lines that can't be fully erased. Instant correction, and a clean piece of paper!

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  1. Getting Ready: Handwriting and Early Reading Workbook (Kindergarten Program)
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Because research shows that copywork is a wonderful way to help students learn to read quickly and easily, the Happy Cheetah Reading System starts with handwriting, then moves to phonics, where students learn the connection between sounds and the written letters.

The Getting Ready workbook introduces your students to printing by hand. It uses a developmentally appropriate sequence for both capital and lowercase letters, so all beginning writers learn in the most efficient and easy way possible. It also uses a unique font designed to address common handwriting problems such as letter reversals.

After learning to print all the individual letters, students move into beginning copywork. Next they start to work on hearing individual sounds in words (also called phonemic awareness), and finally practice writing numerals.

Consumable workbook. Part of the Happy Cheetah Kindergarten Program. Please Note: this workbook CANNOT be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the rest of the Kindergarten Program books.

  1. Cub Starting: Workbook 1 (Happy Cheetah Kindergarten Program)
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The Cub Starting Workbook introduces your student to helpful reading methods and copywork exercises that encourage swift reading development. A complete language arts program, this book also includes spelling and creative writing exercises.

In the Cub Starting Workbook Your Student Will:

  • Read dozens of non-phonetic words, such as water, towel, polka-dot, look, boat, yellow, shells, and find.
  • Identify vowels and vowel chunks (two vowels together, as in raccoon), the start of spelling instruction.
  • Work with basic grammar and punctuation.
  • Practice the intuitive reading methods that all successful readers use.
  • Sound out and write high-frequency words easily and quickly, using lowercase letters.

    Consumable workbook. Part of the Happy Cheetah Kindergarten Program. Please Note: this workbook CANNOT be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the rest of the books in the Kindergarten Program Kit (sold-separately).

    1. Cub Walking: Workbook 2 (Happy Cheetah Reading Grade 1 Program)
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    The Cub Walking Grade 1 workbook continues to build on the lessons in Workbook 1 (from the Kindergarten Level) and introduces your student to helpful reading methods and copywork exercises that encourage swift reading development. A complete language arts program, this book also includes spelling and creative writing exercises.

    In the Cub Walking Workbook Your Student Will:

    • Grow vocabulary.

    • Learn to read a wide range of challenging words, such as pizza, elephant, bubbles, sweet, and books.
    • Continue to work on identifying vowels and vowel chunks, moving towards proper spelling.
    • Continue working with basic grammar and punctuation.
    • Continue to practice the intuitive reading methods that all successful readers use.
    • Sound out and write additional high-frequency words easily and quickly, using lowercase letters.

    Consumable workbook. Part of the Happy Cheetah Reading Grade 1 program.Please note: This workbook CANNOT be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the rest of the books in the Grade 1 kit (sold-separately).

    1. Cub Running: Workbook 3 (Happy Cheetah Grade 1 Program)
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    The Cub Running: Workbook 3 workbook continues to build on the skills taught in previous workbooks and introduces your student to helpful reading methods and copywork exercises that encourage swift reading development. A complete language arts program, this book also includes spelling and creative writing exercises.

    In the Cub Running Workbook Your Student Will:

    • Gain additional new vocabulary.

    • Learn to read a wide range of challenging words, such as camouflage, museums, weigh, lantern, social, and tongue.
    • Continue to work on identifying vowels and vowel chunks, developing the visual memory necessary for proper spelling.
    • Continue working with basic grammar and punctuation.
    • Continue to practice the intuitive reading methods that all successful readers use.
    • Sound out and write additional high-frequency words easily and quickly, using lowercase letters.

    Consumable workbook. Part of the Happy Cheetah 1st Grade Program. Please Note: This workbook CANNOT be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the books in the 1st Grade Kit (sold-separately).

    1. Cheetah Ready: Workbook 4 (Happy Cheetah Grade 2 Program)
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    The Cheetah Ready Level 4 workbook features a strong emphasis on reading fluently with a continued emphasis on copywork, and a deeper focus on spelling. A complete language arts program, this workbook also covers reading, handwriting, vocabulary acquisition, spelling, and creative writing.

    Consumable workbook. Part of the Happy Cheetah Reading Grade 2 Program.Please Note: This workbook CANNOT be used independently and must be used in conjunction with the books in the Grade 2 Kit (sold-separately).