Beginning Programs

These are elementary grade programs which are used for initial reading instruction and many can be used for early education and remedial adolescent and adult teaching.

4.   Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers — Samuel L. Blumenfeld: The book’s step-by-step lessons in large, eye-pleasing calligraphy make it suitable for both direct one-on-one tutoring and regular classroom use. All of the lesson pages (128 lessons) were carefully designed to eliminate distraction and to focus the pupil’s full attention on the work at hand. The Teacher’s Manual in the back of the book provides teachers and tutors with the necessary instructional information for each lesson. Paperback,168 pages.

5.   Reading Made Easy with Blend Phonics for the First Grade — Hazel Loring: A short course in teaching intensive phonics. Invaluable for the teacher who has not been trained in intensive phonics; a compilation of alphabetic principles. Good for early learning, first grade and for anyone learning how to teach phonetically. Paperback, 25 pages. 

6.   Your Child Can Learn To Read — Margaret McEathron: Primary—A Guide for teachers & parents: A complete textbook course for teaching the necessary and important basic phonetic principles; book was developed in the late 1930s for desperate parents who needed guidance in teaching phonics; paperback, 64 pages; designed for use with workbooks 1 or 2.
7.   I Learn To Read —Workbook 1; Grades 1, 2, and 3. Paperback, 64 pages.
8.   I Learn To Read —Workbook 2; Remedial Grades 4 and up. Paperback, 64 page.

9.   Johnny Still Can’t Read - But You Can Teach Him At Home — Diehl & Hodenfield: Contains an excellent outline of how we arrived at the present reading situation and a sure-fire, simple teaching method using intensive phonics. Early education, first grade through adult—beginning and remedial. Teaching tips, word lists. Paperback, 75 pages. 

10.   Why Johnny Can’t Read — Dr. Rudolf Flesch: Reprint of 1955 edition with his 72 exercises. The Foreward is the November 1985 Reader’s Digest article by Edward Ziegler about Dr. Flesch. It was this book which in 1955 warned the parents that the schools were not teaching reading correctly and that they had better do it themselves. Dr. Flesch outlines the present problems of teaching reading and the phonetic solution. This landmark book has been ignored by the educational establishment but has been used to teach thousands of children to read. Paperback, 222 pages. 

11.  Professor Phonics Gives Sound Advice — Sister Monica Foltzer: Student book, Teacher book, Key word cards & Spelling list. This is a popular program and is used by Marva Collins at her Westside Preparatory School in Chicago. The books are paperback; the student reader (112 pages), the instruction manual (32 pages), the spelling and word list (16 pages), and 38 key word cards are included. The kit contains all that is needed to teach reading either at home or in a classroom. 
12.   Student book—paperback, 112 pages. 
13.   Professor Phonics Video Training Tape.

14.   A Sound Track To Reading — Sister Monica Foltzer: For remedial or a continuation after Professor Phonics for work with multisyllabic words. Complete instructions are given for using the book either in a tutoring or classroom setting. Manual, paperback, 80 pages (combined book for instructor) which parents can easily use with their child.  $15.00
15.   Student Book — paperback, 52 pages.

16.   The Writing Road To Reading — Romalda Spalding: Beginning through remedial tutoring and classroom use, including preschool; large school districts. This multisensory approach teaches phonetic spelling through writing which produces both excellent spellers and readers. Training is recommended (classes are about 40 hours). Many have successfully used the book without training; but it requires intensive study. The program is particularly successful in preventing or correcting dyslexia and other reading problems and can be used with all ages.  The paperback manual, 172 pages, has a recording of the sounds. Other materials which are used with the book are listed below (Numbers 17-34). Manual 
17.   Phonogram Cards—4_VP_EQN_1.GIF“x6". (Phonograms can be cut out of the Spalding manual). 
18.   Phonogram Cards—3_VP_EQN_2.GIF“x 3_VP_EQN_3.GIF” (For individual use). 
19.  8
½“x 11½” in. lined paper—100 sheet pad. 

20.   Morrison-McCall Spelling Scale — a series of standardized spelling tests for determining a person’s spelling level. The tests were standardized in 1923 and require a higher level of achievement than most programs today. 

101.  Turning the Tide of Illiteracy: The Controversial Debate Between Whole Language and Phonics Methods to Teach Reading--and How to Safeguard Your Children--Marguerite Field Hoerl: Relates the history of reading instruction in the U.S. and includes a manual that provides the core of a beginning phonics reading curriculum; paperback; 214 pages.

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