Alpha Phonics

by Sharon

85003: Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning ReadersAlpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers

By Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Alpha Phonics is a resource I've seen recommended often enough and by sources I'd trust that I'd highly recommend it. If I didn't already have and love Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons... I'd be giving Alpha Phonics a try.

It is described as a no frills phonics program. That "no frills" simplicity is often the best way to learn. Less distractions and more reading!

The program is designed so your child will be reading simple words and sentences by lesson 3. Practice text and word lists are included.

Easy to teach with little teacher preparation. Just pick it up and teach. Sounds good to me.

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Totally Agree!
by: Lector

We are currently teaching our fifth son to read using Alpha-phonics. We used Alpha-phonics to teach each of his older brothers as well.

We can't say enough good about this book! It is easy to use and inexpensive. It introduces easy sentences right away, which is a great motivator.

We have found that it works best for us to use Alpha-phonics alone at first, and then later add some phonics flash cards. (We use Romalda Spaldings phonogram cards.) This combination is all we have ever needed.

We've been homeschooling now for 9 years, and with most subjects we find that one child loves one curriculum, and the next child hates it and needs something else for his different learning style.

Alpha-phonics is the only book that everyone has loved! I highly recommend it.

Alpha-Phonics Works!
by: Anonymous

Alpha-Phonics is a book that teaches children to read in a series of lessons that increase in difficulty. What makes this different from many other reading programs is that it is just reading, no bells and whistles or fancy color pictures, just combining sounds to form words. The beauty of Alpha-Phonics, is there is very little to distract a wiggly 5 year old.

The child learns that reading is simply putting sounds together to make words. Since each lesson is short this book is appropriate for young children who don't have the attention span to sit for too long.

In the age of Hooked on Phonics and other reading programs costing hundreds of dollars, Alpha-Phonics is a breath of fresh air and hearkens back to a simpler time where reading was more about letters and sounds and less about frills and games.

I am using Alpha-Phonics right now with my son who is 4 - it's a great way to introduce the basics of reading in a way that is clear an not frustrating and confusing.

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