Last month I blogged about the change I made in Izzy's reading program.
We have been using Dianne Craft'sDaily Lesson Plans and suggested resources and have seen great progress just since January.
This program recommends the use of the Merrill Readers.These readers from A-H take the student from a pre-K reading level through a solid third grade reading level and are very good for reading intervention and remediation. From their web site:
Vocabulary-controlled stories provide the decoding and high-frequency practice readers need to become fluent.
Sight words are introduced a few at a time, so students are never overwhelmed.
Ample review and reinforcement ensures mastery, even for children with learning disabilities.
Words are carefully introduced according to sound/spelling patterns, giving students solid framework.
All of these have been very helpful to Izzy, especially the slow introduction of sight words and the use of careful spelling patterns.
I was able to purchase a few of these on e-Bay but be very careful as some of them are going at extraordinarily high prices. The most expensive book in the series is only around $50 and the first three are only around $20, so I would urge caution in purchasing them to make sure you are getting the best prices.
Merrill Reading Program - I Can Student Reader - Level A © 1999
Merrill Reading Program - Dig In Student Reader - Level B © 1999ISBN: 9780026747073
Merrill Reading Program - Catch On Student Reader - Level C 1999
Merrill Reading Program - Get Set Student Reader - Level D © 1999
Merrill Reading Program - Step Up Student Reader - Level E © 1999
Merrill Reading Program - Lift Off Student Reader - Level F © 1999
Merrill Reading Program - Take Flight Student Reader - Level G © 1999
Merrill Reading Program - Break Through Student Reader - Level H © 1999
Works for Me!