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Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read Deluxe System Paperback – June 30, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1931020251 ISBN-10: 1931020256 Edition: Deluxe

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Product Details

  • Series: Learn to Read
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Hooked on Phonics; Deluxe edition (June 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931020256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931020251
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 9.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,571,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Our History

Hooked on Phonics® was created in 1987 by a father whose son was struggling to read. To help his son, he developed a systematic in-home phonics program for children. Extensive television and radio advertising featuring the memorable 1-800-ABCDEFG® phone number and the catchy "Hooked on Phonics worked for me!" tagline helped make Hooked on Phonics a household name.

In the 15 years since, more than 2 million families and thousands of schools have turned to Hooked on Phonics for its growing library of educational programs, including reading, math, and study skills.

How Our Products Work

What makes Hooked on Phonics unique is that we use our proven learn-practice-play approach. We provide children with bite-sized pieces of new information in every lesson so they are able to master the new concept and achieve success every time.

The easy-to-follow learn-practice-play approach:

Learn: Kids learn a new skill or concept.

Practice: Kids practice the concept until they master it.

Play: Kids read great books and play games so they can enjoy applying their new knowledge.

About Educate, Inc.

Educate, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEEE) is a leading pre-K-12 education services company delivering education services and products to students and their families. It has a portfolio of highly acclaimed brands including Sylvan Learning Centers, North America's largest and most trusted network of tutoring centers, providing supplemental, remedial and enrichment instruction; Hooked on Phonics, delivering highly regarded early reading, math and study skills programs; and Catapult Learning, a leading provider of educational services to public and non-public schools.

For more information about Educate, please visit our Web site.

From the Author

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It was completely worth it!
Monkey Momma
Even if your child is having trouble reading, or is a good reader but could use some work in efficiency, this is the program for you.
Jeep Girl
I recently purchased the Hooked on Phonics kit for second graders and Drake loves it!
Rhonda Lewis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda Lewis on July 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
I've been looking for reading activities to do with my son, Drake, so his reading skills won't get "rusty" over the summer. I recently purchased the Hooked on Phonics kit for second graders and Drake loves it! He actually asks me to get it out and do the activities with him. I think the little successes he experiences every night make him want to continue with the program. Hooked on Phonics makes it so easy for the child to gain mastery of various concepts because the lessons are short and sweet and only focus on one skill at a time. This system is perfect for my son's limited attention span and I am seeing some really significant results.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jeep Girl on July 25, 2006
Format: Paperback
I used this program with my child who was having trouble keeping up with reading in his class at school so I purchased this program. I worked with him 15 minutes before school each morning and within 2 weeks there was a noticeable improvement in his reading abilities. The progress charts gave him a visual goal for him to see that he was learning and succeeding! It was a huge ego boost for him to put a sticker on the chart to show that he'd passed a section. I can't say enough good about this program. Even if your child is having trouble reading, or is a good reader but could use some work in efficiency, this is the program for you. We completed this program in 2 months, it's up to the user to determine how motivated they are to push through the levels. The easy color coded levels guide you step by step through workbooks and tapes, defining and mastering sounds and rhythems of reading. Being able to work at home and find what his problems areas were took the fear of embarrassment infront of kids in the class out of the picture. The books for reading were interesting and had very cute animals and modern pictures that kids this age would relate to. I'm so happy with this program, I'm moving on with Hooked On Phonics Master Reader. I only wish I'd done this program with all my children.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Melissa J. Newman on January 8, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have the version with audio tapes. I loved this product. We never used the tapes, because they were boring, but we did use the workbooks and the reading books. I do not know what instructions the other reviewer was talking about. The workbooks are lists of words broken up by family with review pages and stories interspaced. Oh wait, there are instructions in the "parent's package and the video tape". Level 1 is CVC words. Level 2 is beginning sound blends. Level 3 is ending sound blends, and Level 4 and 5 are vowel blends. My son loved the ABC cards, and learned his ABC's by age 3. Level 1 was a lot more difficult, because it just took time for him to emotionally grasp the concept of "reading". For that level we actually used the Kumon workbooks and the HOP readers, but we went back to HOP workbooks for Levels 2 - 5. We even used the HOP speller workbook. The format of HOP is simple. A word family is introduced. Then there is a review page. Finally there is a story. After a few word families, the child reads an actual book. My son is working on Level 5 right now and will finish by the end of the week. We are looking into buying Hooked On Phonics Master Reader. As for the "bells and whistles", the reward of being able to go to the library with its shelves and shelves of books and pick out a book and read it. That is more valuable than the bells of whistles of a computer game. This is not a program that you can just hand to your child (as one would do with a computer game). It is a program that is designed to be used with a parent / teacher / tutor that is giving human feedback on if the child is reading correctly. My child's rewards were "high-fives", "your the best", and "Do you want to read the story to grandma?". The program does what it is designed to do, and it was worth every penny for our family.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Granny V on July 29, 2005
Format: Paperback
I am the proud granny of a 5 year old granddaughter, Isabella and an 8 year old grandson, Cameron. I purchased the Hooked on Phonics for them a year ago or so before it was available on Amazon. I got it off the infomercials they used to run. I haven't seen them lately so I guess Amazon is now the place to get it. Anyways, they both loved it and my son, who is a teacher, tells me that it is educationally "sound" as he says. All I know is that when they come over all they want to do is read to me and show off their reading skills! I have to think that Hooked on Phonics is one of the reasons they're both such great readers. Cameron is finished with the whole program and Isabella is just now moving on to the first grade level. Cameron loves to play teacher which is great because they both get the extra practice. The only thing I regret about the version I bought off TV is that it has cassette tapes and the new version on Amazon has CDs. I am getting the new version for my great-niece who is almost 4 years old.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Walter L. Seifert on July 30, 2006
Format: Paperback
07/30/2006

A first grade teacher told my wife and I that our son Charlie would have to remain in kindergarden. Our son will be 6 years old very soon in August. We quickly hired a tutor and purchased Hooked on Phonics. He is now able to read more than 44 words after using hooked on phonics for only one month. His tutor never used the product before and she is thourouly impressed with the results. In her whole carreer she has never seen a child aquire reading skills so qickly and effortlessly. We greatly appreciate what Hooked on Phonics has done for our son.

Thanks Hooked on Phonics

Walter Seifert, M.D.

Sonia Ramirez-Seifert, M.D.
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