Item description for The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading: Audio Companion to Lessons 1-26 (Audio CD) by Jessie Wise, Sara Buffington & Mark Smith...
Overview Phonics-based reading requires a knowledge of the basic sounds that make up the English language. This CD gives you easy-to-use audio tracks, allowing you to hear the correct pronunciation of the sounds of the English language. Over 30 tracks cover the elementary sounds used for short-vowels, long-vowels, consonants, the schwa, digraphs, and more. Lyrics and a key to phonetic symbols enable you to read along with the tracks. Rhymes and songs put the sounds in context, in a memorable and fun format for children. Read by radio professional Mark Russo, with music performed by Mike Smith, this audio companion will serve you well as you begin using The Ordinary Parent?s Guide to Teaching Reading!
Publishers Description Featuring rhymes and songs that put basic language sounds in context, in a memorable and fun format for children. Phonics-based reading requires a knowledge of the basic sounds that make up the English language. This CD gives you easy-to-use audio tracks, allowing you to hear the correct pronunciation of the sounds of the English language. Lyrics and a key to phonetic symbols enable you to read along with the tracks. Features over thirty tracks.
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Studio: Peace Hill Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 5.25" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2007
Publisher Peace Hill Press
ISBN 1933339195 ISBN13 9781933339191
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More About Jessie Wise, Sara Buffington & Mark Smith
Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of the Story of the World series for elementary students, author of The Well-Educated Mind, The History of the Ancient World and The History of the Medieval World, and the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home. She is a faculty member in English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia, where she teaches writing and literature.
Jessie Wise currently resides in Charles City, in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading: Audio Companion to Lessons 1-26 (Audio CD)?
A useful supplement Aug 17, 2008
This Audio CD is a useful supplement to the Ordinary Parent's Guide. You may be suprised to find you actually don't know how to pronounce many of the letters of the alphabet correctly. It is very important you teach them correctly to your children, especially if they have any speech difficulties. For example, 'D' is not pronounced 'duh'. Teach your child the wrong pronunciation and they may wind up having some difficulty sounding out words. The CD will model for you the difference between the voiced and unvoiced consonants, which will be invaluable. There are also some fun song tracks, and the complete Consonant Rhyme, which is learned in the book. You can just turn this on, and Presto! It isn't meant to listened to beginning to end, however.
Good reference tool, but lots of problems Aug 2, 2008
After completing 89 lessons in this book, my daughter and I are calling it quits. We've worked on it on and off for over a year (she's 5 now), and for the sake of preserving a love of reading, have decided to shelve it. This book has been helpful in a number of ways; it is great for giving a parent the sense that they can indeed teach their own children, that reading is easy, and laying out a path for doing so. I have found it useful as a reference book, i.e. to show me what to introduce, remind me what the actual "rules" are, and give me direction for our lessons. However, there have been some significant problems.
1) The layout of the pages is daunting for a child. There are lots of words, no pictures, nothing to visually set apart the words that the child reads except that they're a bit larger. It seems overwhelming and very un-child-friendly.
2) The practice stories often make no sense, and fail to capture my daughter's interest at all. An example from today: "The black snake did wish that he had a snack of mice. The snake did scan the grass to prey on mice. The grey mice sat on the rock and ate nuts. The snake came to the rock. Hey! The mice fled. They hid in holes. The snake will have no snack this day." Awkward wording, nothing particularly interesting about that, no pictures. The optional follow-up activity is to illustrate this story and label the items.
3) The practice sentences are way too long, and overwhelm new readers. For example, the child has just been introduced to the "fl" blend (lesson 50), and reads the sentence, "Ducks in flocks flit and flap on the flat pond." This sentence is too long, has onomotopeic words with which they may not be familiar (flit), and makes them use the new rule 4 times!! Very frustrating for a child struggling to learn a new rule. This was one of 6 new blends introduced in this one lesson.
4) Exceptions are often introduced before rules. For example, today we learned that the vowel pair "ea" can sometimes make the long-a sound, as in great, break, steak. Okay, so my daughter goes to read "please", and says, "place". Of course! She's never been taught that "ea" USUALLY says the long-E sound. The old "when two vowels go walking" would have been helpful to learn first, not later. Also, today she learned that "ey" can say the long-A sound. So "smiley" is smilay until a later lesson... you get the picture. This has come up more than once.
5) Very rigid rules, introduced in a logical, but not necessarily helpful, order. Much more actual reading could be possible much sooner if they'd go ahead and introduce some of the more helpful rules out of sequence.
6) It would be helpful to introduce a number of sight words much earlier. Kids learn sight words very quickly, and a few of them up front can make many more books accessible.
If your child is VERY motivated to learn to read, I do think that this book will work. My 3-year-old son has this drive, and the first few lessons (we skip the letter-learning part) have taught him the basics of CVC words. But he would learn that just as easily if I just stuck some magnets on a board. My daughter is very global in her thinking, and is more interested in the content of stories than in mastering reading technique, and this book sends her running for cover. Honestly, I dread it, too. Fortunately she is now at the point where she can read basic easy readers, so we're going to drop this book, use it as a reference tool only, and continue with McGuffey Readers, Bob books, and everything on the library's easy reader shelf. For my other 3 kiddos, I'll be investigating other options.
Begin Teaching Your Child Early Jul 5, 2008
Parents must be part of the education of their children early on if children are going to learn to read and enjoy it.This book gives some great tips on exactly that. Also a must-have for parents are two lovely pieces of children's literature which children really enjoy. The 10-page scripted guide allows parents to start teaching reading skills early on:Life's Little Lessons: An Inch-By-Inch Tale of Success and The Big Squeal: A Wild, True, and Twisted Tail.
Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading Jun 14, 2008
So far, my kids are learning and reviewing the letter sounds and are enjoying the lessons. The rhymes are helpful. It is basic and easy to teach, and foundational for reading.
Just Beginning, you need this book. Feb 27, 2008
We are just beginning learning the sounds of letters, and what great focus this book gives you as the teacher. It guides you throughout the studies and combines the lessons for review. I have been pleasantly surprised about how thorough this book is.