Alpha-Phonics A Primer for Beginning Readers (Paperback)
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This is the Classic Alpha-Phonics you have known for 37 years. IT WORKS FAST, IS VERY SIMPLE. SURE RESULTS THIS ONE BOOK IS COMPLETE. NOTHING ELSE NEEDED. STUDENT CAN BE READING SIMPLE SENTENCES EVEN ON DAY ONE Used by tens of thousands for 37 years. Alpha-Phonics is probably the simplest, most effective, REASONABLY priced phonics instruction programs available. ALPHA-PHONICS: HERE IS WHY IT WORKS SO WELL: IT IS SIMPLE (Please also scroll down to see the VIDEO near the bottom left of this page) HERE IS WHY: There are only 44 phonograms (Sounds) the child needs to learn in order to read. Reading, contrary to what you have been told, is easy to teach because all you need to do is teach the student to SOUND OUT the words they want to read. At first, they sound the words out aloud, later they do it in their head silently. That is ALL there is to teaching reading. All 128 Lessons in Alpha-Phonics are covered in ONLY 14 pages of instructions. Students begin with short vowels putting together simple words (Like a with m = am or a with's = as) and progress to the more advanced words. With Alpha-Phonics the beginner can be reading simple sentences by lesson three, and that can even be on the first day Other reading instruction programs try to do too much. They inject grammar, pictures and other material, needlessly complicating the task. Alpha-Phonics teaches reading only. Alpha-Phonics BONUS: you teach SPELLING easily as you go (through simple dictation). Alpha-Phonics introduces over 3,500 words in its simple 128 lessons. Some students can learn to read in only months or less. Is there a negative about Alpha-Phonics? Yes. In the past 37 years we have heard only one criticism (Only a few times). It is: Some Moms say they think their child can become bored when taught by Alpha-Phonics. Why? Parents have been convinced that learning has to be fun time. They have been led to believe games, card decks, cartoons/pictures, spin the needle tricks, etc., make it fun. They feel they have to entertain their kids while teaching. But this unnecessarily slows down the process. With Alpha-Phonics the student can actually be READING simple sentences even day ONE Students do see lists of words in Alpha-Phonics lessons, but they QUICKLY are actually READING those words; they are accomplishing, instead of being entertained. The Bells and Whistles in other programs slow the process and cost time and money $$. The huge sense of success in actually reading quickly overcomes any other consideration. The lessons for the Student are in LARGE TYPE on 8 1/2 X11 pages meaning you can instruct DIRECTLY from the book. Nothing need be copied on separate paper. Makes everything much easier than if it were on 5 X 8 pages. Alpha-Phonics is highly recommended by leading Homeschooling curriculum reviewers such as Mary Pride, Cathy Duffy, Karen Andreola. Amazon also has a set of practice Readers and a practice Phonics Workbook to accompany Alpha-Phonics. (They are NOT required, but Moms find them helpful) The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Little Companion READERS (10 books combined into one handy book): $ 19.95 (ISBN 9780941995344). They are specifically designed to follow along with the Alpha-Phonics book as you teach from it. The other resource is The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Companion PRACTICE WORKBOOK: $ 19.95 (ISBN: 9780941995337). ALPHA-PHONICS REALLY DOES WORK.......IT HAS FOR OVER 37 YEARS.
About the Author
Alpha-Phonics author Dr. Samuel L. Blumenfeld is the celebrated author of many books on education. He has taught school in both public and private school settings. For many years he was an editor for New York publishing houses. He has been a sought after lecturer at numerous educational conferences and workshops. He has written articles for many publications and is heard frequently on radio and TV interview programs. He has traveled and spoken in every state in the USA, in Canada, and has spoken on every continent worldwide except Antarctica. He is a native New Yorker who has resided in suburban Boston, Massachusetts for years. His first book was published in the early 1970's. His books have been read by countless hundreds of thousands.