My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Works for Me Wednesday- Merrill Readers for Remediation and Intervention



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.

These are:
Merrill Reading Program - I Can Student Reader - Level A © 1999
ISBN: 9780026747066


Merrill Reading Program - Dig In Student Reader - Level B © 1999ISBN: 9780026747073


Merrill Reading Program - Catch On Student Reader - Level C 1999
ISBN: 9780026747080

Merrill Reading Program - Get Set Student Reader - Level D © 1999
ISBN: 9780026747097


Merrill Reading Program - Step Up Student Reader - Level E © 1999
ISBN: 9780026747110


Merrill Reading Program - Lift Off Student Reader - Level F © 1999
ISBN: 9780026747127


Merrill Reading Program - Take Flight Student Reader - Level G © 1999
ISBN: 9780026747134


Merrill Reading Program - Break Through Student Reader - Level H © 1999
ISBN: 9780026747141








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