Sunday, July 29, 2012
Higgs Phonics Learn to Read in 40 Hours or Less
Higgs Phonics is a scientifically based reading instruction system. In 40 hours readers become proficient readers! It consists of three Volumes and a Teacher's Manual.
I began the Higgs Phonics with my 7 year old daughter who doesn't not know how to read much more than 3 letter words. The program encourages you to start with Volume1 regardless of your age or abilities. For some students they will get through Volume 1 really fast, and let them. Other young students may need a little while to secure the basics of the Alphabet.
My daughter enjoyed her time in Vol 1. Because it is summer we didn't get to progress beyond Vol 1, but are going to utilize Higgs Phonics for her primary phonics curriculum this year as a homeschooler. This program works great for homeschooling, supplementing for public school, or even as a classroom of readers.
Higgs phonics serves as a solid beginning for learning phonics through their interactive and multisensory approach.
The volumes have every thing you need for the child to learn to read. The repetition and drills, along with daily practice are going to be key. We weren't able to devote the time needed right now, but I am hopeful when we start 'back to school' that this program is going to be very helpful with my young daughter. If my 9 year old continues to struggle I may have him go through this program as well.
Volume 1 - Working Out With The Alphabet A must-have for beginning readers or review. For use in school or in the privacy of their home. Includes alphabet letter shapes, consonant and short-long vowel sounds. Over 300 fun packed exercises. Guaranteed to keep you busy! Fun and easy to do!
Volume 2 - The Word's Greatest Secrets For 3rd Grade reading level and up. Great for foreign language speakers.Volume 2 teaches little-known phonics rules and decoding skills. Guaranteed to take all the mystery out of reading 90% of all English words. Blends, diphthongs, digraphs and lots more will leave you a fluent reader. Over 500 skill building exercises!
Volume 3 - All the Parts of Language ArtsTeaches students about prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Includes lessons on dictionary skills, eight parts of speech, and punctuation. Writing & spelling traps are thoroughly explained. Meanings are given for over 80 root words, prefixes and suffixes. After completing the series, fluency in reading will greatly improve. Well over 2,500 words to decode!
The Teacher’s Manual enables the teacher to feel confident, secure and well prepared in guiding their students through each volume. It presents a road map and framework for teaching phonetic-based reading skills. Students become actively engaged in the learning process, whether in class or in independent reading. The Teacher’s Manual also includes reproducible class and student evaluation forms to help educators evaluate students. This will assure that the students are reaching the progress goals of the curriculum.
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