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Parents are given clear instructions for how to introduce each letter sound; the parent usually points to the letters and has the child repeat the sounds. For the inexperienced teacher, this curriculum holds your hand. It gives you a solid, sequential roadmap to follow while you're teaching your child to read. While I've not used this curriculum to teach my own children how to read since they are already readers, I think this would be an effective curriculum for many children. Special letter forms: Often throughout the curriculum the authors add symbols to the letters to help the child remember which way to pronounce it for example an empty circle above the a or the i , a 'hat' over the e, or a dot inside a b.
I freely admit I don't hold a masters degree in phonics education and I might be completely wrong about this, but I question the benefit of changing the look of a letter from its original form to help the child pronounce it correctly. To me this seems like it lets children "read" the words correctly without their really learning how to read them properly if the words were written normally.
However, I was unable to successfully review any of the CDs since they do not work on newer Macs the system requirements were not listed anywhere on the CDs so I had to try to install the software to finally discover that it requires an older PowerPC Mac. This means that most Mac users won't be able to use them.
Their CDs have apparently not been updated for quite a long time. The authors recommend the DVD for 2-year-olds and up, but the animation is so poorly done, and the script so slow and poorly written, I doubt it would hold the attention of any child for very long.
Videos like The Letter Factory are, in my opinion, a much better way to teach the letter sounds through video. Level 1 is for children ages and covers basic addition and subtraction. Level 2 is for children ages 7 to 8 and covers more addition and subtraction, but then moves on to basic multiplication and division. Each book has about 30 lessons, and each lesson begins with some exercises, such as counting, skip counting, fact families, etc.
Then it moves on to verbal word problems. These word problems are like what you'd see in a regular curriculum, only the teacher is reading it aloud to the student does the work in his head and answers orally. This curriculum is not a complete math curriculum, so you'd want to use a regular math curriculum along with The Verbal Math Lesson to make sure you cover all the necessary concepts.
Big Words for Little Kids: Advanced Vocabulary for Elementary School Children is a curriculum which teaches vocabulary through the study of prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Each two-page lesson presents anywhere from 1 to 3 roots, suffixes, or prefixes. Then the child is guided through short examples and exercises multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, sentence building to learn vocabulary words, all of which are formed by that lesson's word part.
There are approximately 74 lessons. I'm an advocate of learning Latin and Greek roots as a means to understanding English vocabulary, so this curriculum is a good introduction to some of the most common words we use every day.