Friday, March 30, 2012

Speak Up Saturday–TOS Review–I See Sam

Speak Up Saturday

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I received a great set of Little Books from Academic Success for All Learners. Kahlen and I really like them!

From the Publisher:

The Reading for All Learners “Little Books” program is a sequence of 141 color coded books. There are 8 sets of books from Kindergarten to 3.6 reading level. Each set contains up to 27 books.

The Little Books were researched, revised and field tested to provide high success and fun learning experiences in beginning reading. The series directly correlate to core curriculum and mandates set by No Child Left Behind. Each book is built on the skills learned in previous books. For high success they should be taught in sequence.

The Little Books are used successfully around the globe in a variety of settings. Schools use them in small group instruction and for individual needs. The instruction can come from teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, parent helpers, older peers, anyone! They are inexpensive, easy to use and the research is solid. They work!!

We have tried several other easy/beginning reader books with no interest or success. The first time we sat down with the first book from set 2, we spent half an hour talking about the first few pages, which go over words that will be in the story and words that will be introduced in the book. A week later, she read the entire book to her daddy, much to the surprise of both of them!

The stories are still basic, and not that interesting for adults, but she really likes them, better than other ones that we’ve tried especially. She really wanted to know what happened in the story, which kept her reading even when it got a little more challenging.

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We received sets 2 and 3 based on the assessment guide that they have available for free. Each set retails for $30 and contains up to 27 books! They also have several free resources, including flash cards, instructor guides and more.

I am very glad that we have so many of these books and can’t wait to work through them with her, and then use them again later with my other kiddos.

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See what other crew members are saying here.

~S

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this product through The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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