Welcome to the Reading Lessons: Young Readers and Struggling Readers Series
By Matthew Glavach
MAY: BUILDING PHONICS AND SPELLING SKILLS, AUDIO / WORKBOOK LESSONS
The May lesson is improving phonics and spelling skills. The May lessons will complete the audio/workbook phonics lessons.
The resource is Phonics Review 2, Part 2, a phonics and spelling program that uses audio lessons and accompanying workbooks to systematically present letter-sound relationships, including rhyming patterns and spelling patterns, in whole word and sentence context.
Knowledge of letter-sound relationships provides the power to decode thousands of words. In phonetic reading instruction, students go from the parts to the whole. They break unfamiliar words into parts and then join the parts to form words. By learning the letter-sound relationships, students learn a decoding formula to apply to unfamiliar words. This is great instruction for students who respond to it.
As a supplement to the students’ reading programs, Phonics Review 2, Part 2, helps students become independent readers. For many students, the program is all of the phonics training needed. For students with reading problems, it is an excellent supplement.
Important Program Features:
• Develops phonics and spelling skills
• Develops listening skills
• Can be used independently
• Provides hours of quality instruction
• Can be used as many times as needed until students gain skills and reading speed
• Teacher’s Guide — This is the same Teacher’s Guide as used in April:
Download on the May lesson page.
• Four Student Workbooks (Lesson Masters to Duplicate) to Accompany the Audio Instruction
Phonics Review2, Part 2, is appropriate for students from grade two through adult levels and for English as a Second Language Learners.
MAY, PHONICS REVIEW 2, PART 2, LESSONS FOR MAY
Lesson Five (May 1-4): Sounds of AW and Y as a Vowel
Lesson Six (May 6-11): Silent and Variant Consonants
Lesson Seven (May 13-18): Prefixes, Suffixes, and Syllables
Lesson Eight (May 20-25): Phonics Check
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“Listening to an expressive, meaning-filled voice can draw students into the magic of reading.”
Matthew Glavach, Ph.D., teacher, researcher, and writer, has authored and coauthored over 40 educational programs, including Reading with Donny and Marie Osmond, an original music based reading program for younger readers, and research articles, including “Breaking the Failure Pattern” in the Journal of Learning Disabilities. More recent research articles include “The Brain, Prosody, and Reading Fluency” and “A Reading Strategy for Content Area Teachers, Parallel Reading Intervention” published with the National Association of Special Education Teachers.
In 2005, his reading program Core Reading was among programs chosen by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD, for a possible visit by First Lady Laura Bush.
He is currently on the editorial board of The Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP) an online peer-reviewed journal committed to advancing the professional development of special education professionals.
With his Northern California company Glavach and Associates, (StrugglingReaders.com), Dr. Glavach is committed to improving student literacy.