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Horizons K Phonics and Reading Complete Set

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Item #: 004798
ISBN: 9780740301490
Grade: K

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Publisher:Horizons
Pub. Date: 2004
Binding: Trade Cloth; Box or Slipcased
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in.
Edition: Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.; Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.; Workbook, illustrated
Language: English
Audience: Elementary/High School
004798
9780740301490

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We are using Horizons Phonics and Reading K this year and I would like to share about it First I think it is perfect for a student who is starting kindergarten already knowing most of the letters of the alphabet their basic sounds how to blend words and how to write a few letters at least This describes my son exactly and we are loving the program For a student who struggles with writing (like my daughter did) doesn't know any letters yet or for a mom who doesn't have a basic familiarity with phonics I think it would be a difficult program to use On the plus side it contains plenty of handwriting practice with specific formation practice for each letter and even copy work of sentences so no additional handwriting program is needed in my opinion On the negative side it is very handwriting-intensive which not all kindergarten children are ready for One difficulty we have run into is the presence of pictures which are somewhat confusing (a picture of a fish meant to be "cod") All of the answers are in the teacher manual of course so the problem is easily solved by telling the child the word The teacher manual is 100% necessary though The teacher needs some understanding of teaching phonics because some topics are used before they are taught in a lesson and you need to teach them on the spot They also use the approach of having the child sound out two letters together (ba be bi bo bu) which is confusing when you come to things such as "do" and "no" which are actual words I overcome this by emphasizing that it is two letters together and not a word I strongly dislike this type of approach but I like the program so much I can overlook it! All in all though I think this is an excellent rigorous program well-suited to homeschool children who learn quickly There is no preparation required you really do just open the book and go The package includes readers with a story for each question making it a really complete program I have tried several other programs and this is my favorite! My son is making amazing progress in his reading
November 5, 2007
This phonics curriculum is great for advanced students My daughter already knew how to read a little before starting this and knew all her letters & letter sounds This has really kept her challenged If you are looking for a phonics/reading program for advanced or gifted students I highly recommend Horizons The Horizons Math curriculum is also great for advanced students
January 21, 2011
I thought this was a great program It provides a very step-by-step approach to learning to read My daughter could only read a few sight words when we started and now she is almost at a 2nd grade reading level I thought some lessons were a bit long so I did divide some lessons in half You do need the teacher's manual As stated in another review some of the pictures are a bit confusing There is no teacher prep I have a 3 year old and I will use this program with her I thought it was money well spent
April 26, 2008
I bought this curriculum for my daughter when she was six and had already gone through another K curriculum that was light The main thing that I liked about the program was how easy it was to use on the part of the parent Very little preparation is needed It is very solid in teaching all aspects of phonics That being said however it advances very quickly I can't imagine having used it with her at five as a starting curriculum It worked though for a first grade curriculum In my opinion a person could even do half of the curriculum for K and the second half for first because there is a lot to it I was not able to finish it with her in the one year The other issue I had with it was the readers There is a story to go with each lesson but they are for the parent to read aloud to the child in order for the student to hear the phonics sounds applied in the story Later as the child advances in reading from practicing through the work text they are supposed to start reading themselves at the first story when you feel they are ready That worked for a few weeks for us but then the stories became too difficult for her to read so I had to find my own readers that I felt were at her level She also tired of having to fill in so many workbook pages each day which were often between 5 and 7 per lesson That is why we could not finish it in nine months because I would often have to split up one lesson into two days I bought this because it was the program that RR uses for its Complete Package K curriculum Please understand that this curriculum does move very quickly and you may have to fill in with other readers So I would recommend it but with these cautions We are now using All About Reading this year which I will review soon
August 26, 2013
After looking (and looking) over several phonics programs I purchased Horizons Phonics K and could not have been more pleased with my choiceThe student workbooks have colorful pages and the teacher's manual features a smaller copy of the student workbook pages (with answers filled in) which helps you and your child to read together Simple teaching instructions are included in each lesson so that everything is located in one place There is very little preparation which is a big plus!I have used this with my daughter and son and have loaned it to a friend to use so it has been well worth the money Their learning styles are very different but both excelled with this program When tested in reading both have been 2 or more levels higher than their actual gradeThe set includes a small lined dry erase board and marker teacher's manuals student workbooks student readers and a puzzle poster featuring each letter of the alphabet with a drawing of an animal or object that begins with that letter These drawings are also found throughout the workbooks I did not cut up the puzzle poster but placed it on the wall for them to use when needed This was helpful when alphabetizing words and also to remind them of what sound the letters makeI also purchased Horizons Phonics 1 and enjoyed using it
August 10, 2007
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Rainbow Resource Center Store
Horizons K Phones & Reading has a great reputation and reviews, so we are going to give it a try.
Katherine B on Aug 6, 2016
In my opinion the best phonics/reading curriculum available to homeschoolers. It almost appears too simple to start, but it is very effective for all types of learners!
Natalie P on Jul 6, 2016
Horizons K Phones & Reading has a great reputation and reviews, so we are going to give it a try.
Katherine B on Aug 6, 2016
my daughter is going into kindergarten in our homeschooling and I really loved horizon products with my son.
Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
In my opinion the best phonics/reading curriculum available to homeschoolers. It almost appears too simple to start, but it is very effective for all types of learners!
Natalie P on Jul 6, 2016
I used this for our older kids and it is just a great program that produces great readers.
Mary Ann G on May 4, 2016
my daughter is going into kindergarten in our homeschooling and I really loved horizon products with my son.
Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
I used this for our older kids and it is just a great program that produces great readers.
Mary Ann G on May 4, 2016
How does it work?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The set comes complete with Phonics workbook, readers, and the teacher manual. The teacher manual gives you tips on what you can do everyday. They can do some work in the workbooks (divided up into lessons), and then practice reading the corresponding selection to the lesson in the readers. A very complete and thorough program. Books are in full color, but not obnoxious.
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    We are using Horizons Phonics and Reading K this year and I would like to share about it First I think it is perfect for a student who is starting kindergarten already knowing most of the letters of the alphabet their basic sounds how to blend words and how to write a few letters at least This describes my son exactly and we are loving the program For a student who struggles with writing (like my daughter did) doesn't know any letters yet or for a mom who doesn't have a basic familiarity with phonics I think it would be a difficult program to use On the plus side it contains plenty of handwriting practice with specific formation practice for each letter and even copy work of sentences so no additional handwriting program is needed in my opinion On the negative side it is very handwriting-intensive which not all kindergarten children are ready for One difficulty we have run into is the presence of pictures which are somewhat confusing (a picture of a fish meant to be "cod") All of the answers are in the teacher manual of course so the problem is easily solved by telling the child the word The teacher manual is 100% necessary though The teacher needs some understanding of teaching phonics because some topics are used before they are taught in a lesson and you need to teach them on the spot They also use the approach of having the child sound out two letters together (ba be bi bo bu) which is confusing when you come to things such as "do" and "no" which are actual words I overcome this by emphasizing that it is two letters together and not a word I strongly dislike this type of approach but I like the program so much I can overlook it! All in all though I think this is an excellent rigorous program well-suited to homeschool children who learn quickly There is no preparation required you really do just open the book and go The package includes readers with a story for each question making it a really complete program I have tried several other programs and this is my favorite! My son is making amazing progress in his reading
    November 5, 2007
    This phonics curriculum is great for advanced students My daughter already knew how to read a little before starting this and knew all her letters & letter sounds This has really kept her challenged If you are looking for a phonics/reading program for advanced or gifted students I highly recommend Horizons The Horizons Math curriculum is also great for advanced students
    January 21, 2011
    I thought this was a great program It provides a very step-by-step approach to learning to read My daughter could only read a few sight words when we started and now she is almost at a 2nd grade reading level I thought some lessons were a bit long so I did divide some lessons in half You do need the teacher's manual As stated in another review some of the pictures are a bit confusing There is no teacher prep I have a 3 year old and I will use this program with her I thought it was money well spent
    April 26, 2008
    I bought this curriculum for my daughter when she was six and had already gone through another K curriculum that was light The main thing that I liked about the program was how easy it was to use on the part of the parent Very little preparation is needed It is very solid in teaching all aspects of phonics That being said however it advances very quickly I can't imagine having used it with her at five as a starting curriculum It worked though for a first grade curriculum In my opinion a person could even do half of the curriculum for K and the second half for first because there is a lot to it I was not able to finish it with her in the one year The other issue I had with it was the readers There is a story to go with each lesson but they are for the parent to read aloud to the child in order for the student to hear the phonics sounds applied in the story Later as the child advances in reading from practicing through the work text they are supposed to start reading themselves at the first story when you feel they are ready That worked for a few weeks for us but then the stories became too difficult for her to read so I had to find my own readers that I felt were at her level She also tired of having to fill in so many workbook pages each day which were often between 5 and 7 per lesson That is why we could not finish it in nine months because I would often have to split up one lesson into two days I bought this because it was the program that RR uses for its Complete Package K curriculum Please understand that this curriculum does move very quickly and you may have to fill in with other readers So I would recommend it but with these cautions We are now using All About Reading this year which I will review soon
    August 26, 2013
    After looking (and looking) over several phonics programs I purchased Horizons Phonics K and could not have been more pleased with my choiceThe student workbooks have colorful pages and the teacher's manual features a smaller copy of the student workbook pages (with answers filled in) which helps you and your child to read together Simple teaching instructions are included in each lesson so that everything is located in one place There is very little preparation which is a big plus!I have used this with my daughter and son and have loaned it to a friend to use so it has been well worth the money Their learning styles are very different but both excelled with this program When tested in reading both have been 2 or more levels higher than their actual gradeThe set includes a small lined dry erase board and marker teacher's manuals student workbooks student readers and a puzzle poster featuring each letter of the alphabet with a drawing of an animal or object that begins with that letter These drawings are also found throughout the workbooks I did not cut up the puzzle poster but placed it on the wall for them to use when needed This was helpful when alphabetizing words and also to remind them of what sound the letters makeI also purchased Horizons Phonics 1 and enjoyed using it
    August 10, 2007
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    Horizons K Phones & Reading has a great reputation and reviews, so we are going to give it a try.
    Katherine B on Aug 6, 2016
    In my opinion the best phonics/reading curriculum available to homeschoolers. It almost appears too simple to start, but it is very effective for all types of learners!
    Natalie P on Jul 6, 2016
    Horizons K Phones & Reading has a great reputation and reviews, so we are going to give it a try.
    Katherine B on Aug 6, 2016
    my daughter is going into kindergarten in our homeschooling and I really loved horizon products with my son.
    Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
    In my opinion the best phonics/reading curriculum available to homeschoolers. It almost appears too simple to start, but it is very effective for all types of learners!
    Natalie P on Jul 6, 2016
    I used this for our older kids and it is just a great program that produces great readers.
    Mary Ann G on May 4, 2016
    my daughter is going into kindergarten in our homeschooling and I really loved horizon products with my son.
    Clifford F on Jul 14, 2016
    I used this for our older kids and it is just a great program that produces great readers.
    Mary Ann G on May 4, 2016
    How does it work?
    A shopper on Apr 13, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The set comes complete with Phonics workbook, readers, and the teacher manual. The teacher manual gives you tips on what you can do everyday. They can do some work in the workbooks (divided up into lessons), and then practice reading the corresponding selection to the lesson in the readers. A very complete and thorough program. Books are in full color, but not obnoxious.
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