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Subject: Wanted: Controlled Phonics readers and Level 1 easy readers like Ready, Se
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
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This is my first year homeschooling and I'm really excited to find this forum!   I'm looking for anyone that wants to part with sets of phonics readers or level 1 readers.  I'm particulary interested in the Get Ready, Get Set, Read Series by Foster, Kelli and any of the controlled phonics readers that add in new sounds in a progressive way ( like We Read Phonics).   I'm totally ok with deals for "unpostable" books -  paperback books get heavy wear  ;) -  and as long as it's readable, we could use it.

I'm  also interested in recomendations for reading skill building books for children that are struggling! My 2nd grade daughter has some learning disabilities and finding books that give her confindence and practice is a challenge.  Sight words are very hard for her and she is still working on consistancy  with basic phonics.  She doesn't like anything that she percieves as too "babyish" like the BOB readers, but she's okay with any sort of book that involves animals ( Bisuit has been huge!).



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Subject: a suggestion
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 5:23 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2006
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I don't have the books you are looking for, at least yet (cleaning out shelves) but I do have a suggestion for your struggling reader.  There is a program out there called "Picuture Me Reading".    The program uses flash cards of sorts.  One side has words with pictures and the other side has the word without the picture,  I have to tell you this really helped my son.  We are also using a program on line called readingeggs.  You can get a two week trial for free and if you look on line to find the right codes you can perhaps get up to 30 days or so for free.  My son loves this program as well. 

http://picturemereading.com/    They even offer a free sample

Hope this helps

Date Posted: 4/21/2012 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2010
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I may have some of the reader books, will have to check my (many) shelves of books LOL Please feel free to PM me and remind me if I don't get back to you in a couple of days.


Subject: Easy but fun level one readers
Date Posted: 5/15/2012 12:52 AM ET
Member Since: 6/1/2010
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My son enjoys the stories on www.Starfall.com and it is free and easy to use, with humorous stories. The stories are in a progressive phonics list. He likes them better than the BOB books. He does still enjoy the "Now I'm Reading" progressive phonics books, mostly because he enjoys putting the reward sticker (10/book included) inside the front cover of each book he has read. I think we have just 2 or 3 of the binders (10 story books in each) until we have exhausted that series. They were kind of expensive, though and I haven't seen any second hand sets. I might offer mine at a curriculum fair or something.

My son still plays with the I Spy software games, where you look for a list of items from a rhyme on a collage-like setting of items. You can click on the word to hear it. I think I have a spare duplicate set of the I Spy games, if you'd like them. I don't think there is a Software Swap site. (Isn't the CD Swap for music?) Let me know if you want them.

We also used Rocket Phonics, a set that begins with games (fish, concentration and bingo) using phonics + picture cards, then progresses to lists of words, then riddles and treasure hunt clues, etc. It was $90 from Critical Minds catalog, I think. We are done using it, though. My son is 8 and daughers are 13 & 25, so we won't be needing it. Both my youngest loved the games, but took off on their own reading pursuits before completing the whole program.