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Best Reading! Phonics Short Vowels

Best Reading! Phonics of Short Vowels by Cathy Jackson is a reading program comprising of fun short stories, instructional guides, and educational activities that develop children’s reading abilities, word recognition, and vocabulary.

Learning through phonics helps children recognize and decode the sounds of the letters in the words they read. In fact, phonics reading is essential to improve spelling, comprehension, and reading fluency—not only speed but also accuracy.

Features

Fun and engaging short stories and educational activities

Program developed based on 30 years of in-class teaching experience

Audio read by professional voice actors

Lesson plans and tips for parents available

Reading abilities form as of day 1 - new letters and words as the reader progresses

CONTENTS

Box of 20 Story Books, Teacher Guide, Audio CD

Extra Set of 20 Books

Activity Pack

[Coming Fall 2019] 1 month access to Phonics Short Vowels online program.

Details

Author: Cathy Jackson

Illustrator: Graham Ross

Ages: 4 - 6

Language: English

ISBN: 978-1-77205-344-9

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Cathy Jackson

After obtaining a B.A. in English from Loyola College and a Teaching Degree with a specialty in Early Childhood Education from the University of Manitoba, Cathy Jackson taught for 5 years in Toronto while completing Primary Specialist qualifications from the University of Toronto. After two years teaching in Scotland and Wales, she spent 27 years teaching kindergarten to grade five in Ottawa while completing a B.Ed. and Special Education Specialist from the University of Ottawa.

When Cathy noticed the lack of resources needed to capture her students’ attention and provide stepping-stones for growth, she decided to create her own short stories to teach a few letter-sounds and sight words at a time. Best Reading! Phonics began as photocopies on folded papers to which students could add words, continue the stories as they coloured, and keep them at home. Cathy's students’ enthusiasm prompted her to continue writing and eventually publish her reading program so all young readers could build a strong reading foundation.

ABOUT THE SERIES

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New letters and words are gradually introduced, allowing the child to build confidence and start reading from day 1

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Educational activities reinforce learning and keep the child engaged

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REVIEWS

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The Reading program Cathy has developed has been used throughout our school and the positive results and impact we have seen as a result of the high quality teaching materials has been outstanding. The reading materials target very specific reading...[read more]
Joan Barry, elementary school principal
I have been using this program for the past 2 years and it is a valuable tool in increasing my students’ reading levels. I have also successfully used it with English Second Language students. My children love it...[read more]
Charlene O’Reilly, Elementary Grades Teacher
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The books increase in difficulty at a steady pace so students are not overwhelmed with words and catch themselves reading (to their absolute delight). For the last four years, I have been using this reading program for all my beginning readers...[read more]
Helen Allvey, Language Teacher
The program quickly provides a progression of skill sets necessary for students to become independent and confident readers...[read more]
John Howland, Special Education Resources Teacher
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VIDEOS

Best Reading Program Introduction
How to Setup Learning Stations
Sample Lesson - How to Read the Book with Kids
Sample Lesson - How to Use the Activities
how to teach kids to hold a pencil
how to teach printing in a fun and easy-to-remember way
MELTING SNOWMAN GAME
Rearranging Sentences
Missing Letters and Words
spelling activity
Making a Magic Box
Making a Book Without Staples