Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Companion Workbook. Designed to be used with either of Samuel L. Blumenfeld's two great phonics reading instruction textbooks: Alpha-Phonics A Primer for Beginning Readers or his How To Tutor. Follows the phonics reading instruction of both teaching books lesson by lesson and provides a wide range of extra practice exercises for your student. Covers all lessons. Includes: fill in the word, match words, find missing words or misspelled words and many more types of very reinforcing practice exercises. This optional workbook has been found by many parents, teachers and tutors to be very helpful in teaching phonics reading to students of all ages. You do not need to be an expert to use this Phonics Workbook. Just like Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor, the reading textbooks, anyone who can read can definitely teach anyone else to read. For sample pages and more details see Alpha-Phonics website. Written in 1995 by Sam Blumenfeld's long-time friend and colleague Barbara Simkus. Barbara was for many years a professional Tutor in the Detroit area. She felt the need for something extra to be used with some of her students. So, with Sam Blumenfeld's blessing, she created this Phonics Workbook to accompany Blumenfeld's two phonics reading instruction books: Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor. The Phonics Workbook has 53 pages and offers some sort of extra practice exercise for each of the lessons in either of the two instruction textbooks. Some extra special features of the Phonics Workbook beside the lessons themselves are: (1.) General overall instructions, (2.) List of 17 Spelling Rules (The most often and most used rules) (3.) Set of Answers to the numerous Tests included in the Workbook (4.) Syllabication Section with 7 pages of instruction and practice on learning how to divide words into syllables (which is very helpful in learning to read and in developing an enlarged vocabulary), (5.) Exercises include many interesting, reinforcing and skill building exercises like: fill in the missing word, find the misspelled word, circle the word that has a certain feature in it such as a silent (h), plurals vs. singulars, match words that go together from a list of words, circle a correct word after being given a clue, underline words containing a long vowel, determine what letter is missing from the word, and many, many others. Noted Homeschool Curriculum Reviewer Cathy Duffy mentions the availability of this Phonics Workbook in her review of Alpha-Phonics found in her 2005 book: 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. Little beginning reading students enjoy the exercises; even find it fun to do the practice. The Alpha-Phonics and How to Tutor Phonics Workbook, like the textbooks it is designed to accompany, is also very useful in working with older students, even adults who need help and remediation to improve their reading skill. ISBN for the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Workbook: 9780941995139 (for Amazon search or for Create Space 9780941995337). Remember: Alpha-Phonics A Primer for Beginning Readers, the basic phonics reading instruction program, is available at Amazon.com. Check it out: ISBN: 9780941995306 - only $ 34.95 0r at Create Space for 9780941995320 - without comb binding or the CD Rom. Amazon also offers set of 10 Readers designed to accompany the Alpha-Phonics phonics reading instruction: the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Little Companion Readers. ISBN: 9780941995122. A set of 10 practice readers which follow lesson by lesson as you work through the Alpha-Phonics instruction textbook. Children really enjoy them. They say things like: Mommy I am reading my own book!
|Author||Barbara J. Simkus|
|Rating||4/5 (3X users)|