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Amazon Exclusive Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read 1st Grade Complete with BONUS S Paperback – May 1, 2009
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'Learn to Read - First Grade, Levels 1 and 2' contains 2 modules of an eight-level reading program. The 'Pre-K' and 'Kindergarten' kits precede this one and 'Second Grade' is the last one, following 'First Grade'.
This bundle includes:
- First Grade Level 1
- First Grade Level 2
- Stellaluna - a Reading Rainbow bonus DVD containing one Reading Rainbow episode dealing with bats, sleeping and dreaming.
Each Level kit includes:
- A quick start guide
- A workbook
- A DVD featuring phonics practice for each lesson and selected workbook stories
- Reward stickers
- 4 Storybooks with one story each
Each of the 2 levels is made up of 15 lessons divided into 3 units.
Additional material is available on the Web.
THE LEARNING PROCESS
Each lesson follows the same approach: learn, practice, read and celebrate.
After the child watches and then interacts with the DVD portion where the new letter-sound associations are first illustrated and then child is asked to pronounce the words displayed on the screen, the workbook provides additional practice, including a page of cumulative practice where about half of the words have phonics learned in prior lessons. Finally, the child reads a story from the workbook or from the one of the colorful and fully illustrated story books.
Each workbook page includes special notes to the teacher/parent, guiding them all throughout the process.Read more ›
I am not disappointed in this program at all. I'm sure other programs are good too but this one really worked well for us!!
On the first page of the workbook, Hooked on Phonics provides a list of words your child should know before beginning the First Grade program. "If she can (read these) easily, she's ready to begin." Here are the words: "cat, ran bag, had, sip, win, mix, hill, got, top job, dog, hug, fun, tub, cup, red, net, leg, hats, bells, back, lick, rock." Presumably, if your child can't read those words fluently, you'd be better off starting with the Kindergarten program. Conversely, if they seem very easy for your child, you might want to look at the second grade program (I have a review of that one on Amazon, too, that lists the expectations for new users).
Now, onto the regularly scheduled review...
There's an old Jack Benny joke in which he's asked "how's your wife?" and he responds "compared to who?"
I'm reminded of that quip when I consider the value of these Hooked on Phonics packages. At the time of this writing, the entire first grade package, which includes storybooks, teaching tools, DVDs, stickers and other motivational tools costs about $55. Where I live, that would pay for one half hour session of individual tutoring (granted, you'd have five bucks left over for a latte, too).
Given the amount of material you get here, these Learn to Read programs are well worth it. The materials are of excellent quality - Hooked on Phonics is the leading name in this field. I used their program with my older son in Kindergarten and First Grade and he benefited greatly. His little brother is about to get the same treatment.
Of course, unlike a tutor, using the Hooked on Phonics program does require time and work from you.Read more ›
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We used hooked on phonics K, 1st grade, and 2nd grade to get our non-reading 5-year-old into complete reading territory. Plan to use all the sets for future children.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
3 level of hooked on phinics have 3 grand children and the hooked on phonics has been used on 2 of them so far.Published 4 months ago by C. Matheny
THANK YOU Phonics!!! We love our homeschooling because Phonics helps us to make it easy and fun!!!Published 4 months ago by Julia Hanson
My two older boys love this program and it has helped with phonics in amazing ways! Great buy and awesome tool for the homeschool mom!Published 6 months ago by magstar
My twin boys finished 1st grade below grade level in reading. During the summer we worked on this hooked on phonics 1st grade levels one and two and I saw a marked increase in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sarah