Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers

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  • ISBN-13: 9780941995009
  • Publisher: Paradigm Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/1991
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 169
  • Sales rank: 587,299
  • Product dimensions: 9.73 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2000

    All you really need to teach reading!

    I have sucessfully used this book to teach 3 of my children to read. My girlfriend has taught English As A Second Language to adults, with this book. There is no reason to spend a fortune for all the bells and whistles that come with most reading programs. The teachers manual is included in the back of the book.

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I taught my son to read with this book 25 years ago when he was 5. At the same time, little did I know my 2 year old daughter was using it to teach herself to read!! When my son entered third grade, he was reading at an 8th grade level, and my daughter entered first grade, she was reading at a 6th grade level! I homeschooled them until then, the main reason being I wanted to teach them to read. I just purchased this book again to teach my grand daughter to read. My grand daughter is 2 and ready to learn! This book is well worth the money, and now even comes with a DVD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2011

    Don't waste time with any other system!

    The previous reviews are right on. I have found Alpha-Phonics so effective with my own kids that I'd like to add a word or two. Alphaphonics is a book that teaches children to read in a series of "lessons" that increase in difficulty. What makes this different from many other reading programs is that it is just reading, no bells and whistles, no cartoons, no fancy color pictures, just combining sounds to form words. That is the beauty of Alphaphonics, because there is very little to distract a wiggly 5 year old. To use this program effectively a child does need to have some knowledge of letters, but they will learn the letter sounds as they go. There are even some pages for kids who need to learn the letters first. Also, Alpha-Phonics has the rare distinction of being a better system that is better priced as well!

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  • Posted April 11, 2009

    Amazing... Best $30 I Ever Spent!!!

    I have bought many different types of reading programs (paying big $$$) for my 5 year old daughter. None of them came close to teaching her what this simple book did. She has ADD and gets distracted easily so all the other programs were great looking but she could only focus on the pictures. Alpha Phonics may not have all the neat bells and whistles but it gets the job done better than any of the programs that do. She was actually able to focus on the lesson and after just a few weeks (15min/day) she was able to read beginner books. This year she started Kindergarten and her teacher was amazed that she could read sentences with ease. This book also improved her vocabulary because it has many words that she didn't know and would ask me what they meant. The teacher decided to test her reading and she was at a 2nd grade reading level. The kids in her class were only being taught sight words. It's almost the end of the school year now and they don't really know how to read using phonics yet. They've just been memorizing words.

    This was the best investment I have ever made. I highly recommend it to anyone who has used other methods that have not worked. I only wish I had known about it sooner so that I wouldn't have wasted so much money on the other programs.

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  • Posted February 10, 2009

    ALPHA PHONICS IS A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE TEACHING, REMEDIATING, TUTORING ANY CHILD (OF ANY AGE) OR PERSON READING. IT WORKS! ANYONE CAN FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.

    WE SPENT MONTHS RESEARCHING WHAT TO DO FOR OUR BRIGHT THIRD GRADER WHO WE WERE TOLD HAD DYSLEXIA. (AFTER RESEARCHING EXTENSIVELY, WE ALONG WITH MOST EXPERTS, HAVE CONCLUDED DYSLEXIA IS ANOTHER WORD FOR SOMEONE WHO IS EDUCATIONALLY DISABLED, NOT PROPERLY BEEN TAUGHT TO READ!) NO ONE IN OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT COULD HELP US OR GUIDE US HOW TO HELP HIM, EVEN THE SO CALLED READING EXPERTS! THE DISTRICT OFFERS NO REMEDIAL RESOURCES SPECIFIC TO OUR CHILD'S NEEDS, OTHER THAN WANTING TO PUT THEM IN SPECIAL ED.<BR/>ALPHA PHONICS WAS THE ANSWER. WE FOLLOWED THE DIRECTIONS, EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW! HE IS NOW READING AT GRADE LEVEL, AND WE HAVEN'T EVEN YET COMPLETED ALL THE LESSONS. BECAUSE HE NOW CAN READ AT GRADE LEVEL, HE IS ABOVE AVERAGE IN MATH. AMZING WHAT A CHILD CAN DO ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TAUGHT TO READ. HIS SELF ESTEEM IS HIGH AND HE IS NOW A DIFFERENT KID! ALPHA PHONICS ALSO PROPELLED OUR YOUNGEST CHILD A GRADE LEVEL HIGHER.<BR/>THE COST IS SO AFFORDABLE AND ANYONE CAN USE IT TO HELP OR TEACH ANOTHER TO READ. THE WORK BOOK IS A GREAT ADDITION.

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