Goals & Features

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After completion of the Reading Sprouts program, students will:

  • know the names and the sounds of the 26 letters of the alphabet.
  • correctly form the letters (without lines).
  • orally blend and segment three letter words (consonant-vowel-consonant).
  • read and spell three letter words (consonant-vowel-consonant).

Features of Reading Sprouts Program:

  • suitable for Kindergarten and Grade 1 and remedially for Grade 2
  • available for single use, or as black line masters for classroom use
  • includes 162 pages of teacher instructions, student pages and black line masters for cards, games and posters
  • includes an assessment for phonemic awareness and letter familiarity
  • introduction of letters and words is carefully sequenced and organized
  • straight forward, easy to use for teachers, parents and students
  • children have fun while they are learning
  • for each letter of the alphabet there is:
    • an introduction page which includes: 
      •  a mnemonic story to help students to remember the sound of the letter
      • directions on how to print the letter
      • practice printing the letter
      • pictures of words that begin with that letter
    • an alphabet poster, alphabet cards, word cards
    • a magnetic letter and picture for Letter Connecting Board
    • a lesson page with new words and sentences
    • a cut and paste or word-matching activity
    • a concentration game
  • a common sense, proven and successful program which helps even the most at-risk students to be ready to learn to read

Reading Sprouts is a prerequisite for Reading Roots

After completion of the Reading Roots program, students will:

  • read 100 common words as sight words.
  • spell correctly 80 of these common words.
  • know the sounds of 60 graphemes.
  • read the key words for the 60 graphemes.
  • blend and segment words with adjacent consonants.
  • sound out words and use other strategies as needed.
  • print in lines, using correct letter formation.
  • write in creative writing book.
  • correctly answer comprehension questions.

Features of Reading Roots Program:

  • suitable for Grade 1 & 2 and remedially for Grade 3
  • suitable for ESL and special needs students
  • available for single use, or as black line masters for classroom use
  • includes 10 readers, a 124-page teacher manual, a 168 page student book, and 216 pages of masters for cards, posters and games
  • a unique and fast-paced program for beginning reading and writing
  • uses hundreds of pictures, posters, games, and activities to help children learn to read, print, and spell
  • children have fun while they are learning
  • vocabulary is controlled and introduction of new concepts carefully sequenced
  • straight forward and easy to use for teachers, parents and students
  • includes daily and weekly plans and a total program overview
  • includes several assessments for before, during and after the program
  • a common sense, proven and successful program which helps even the most at-risk students learn to read
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