Horizons Phonics & Reading 2 Complete Set

Horizons Phonics & Reading 2 Complete Set

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ISBN: 9780740312519
Grades: 2

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The complete set includes the student workbooks, readers, and teacher guides.

Publisher Description:

Don't let your child's education suffer due to poor reading skills. Solidify his understanding of phonics and spelling rules with the Horizons 2nd Grade Phonics & Reading Set from Alpha Omega Publications. Building on concepts learned in Horizons Kindergarten and 1st Grade Phonics & Reading, this comprehensive reading course increases your child's reading and writing abilities. Using memorization techniques, fun-filled activities, and practical writing assignments, your child will reinforce his knowledge of consonant and vowel blends, silent letters, syllabication and accents, alphabetizing, possessives, comparative endings, and more! Plus, two brightly illustrated readers polish your 2nd graders reading skills with stories and poems using words that compliment the phonics and spelling rules taught in each day's lesson.

But that's not all! This engaging, homeschool phonics and reading program also contains a must-have teacher's guide that includes a daily lesson planner, teaching tips, duplication masters, answer keys, review worksheets, and 16 tests to evaluate your child's performance. Also, specific goals, supplies, and activities are clearly outlined in the daily lesson plans to make teaching your child to read easy and fun. Sound fantastic? It is. Sharpen the tool your child needs most during his academic education. Order the Horizons 2nd Grade Phonics & Reading Set today and help your child read his way to success!

Category Description for Horizons Phonics and Reading 2:

This creative and colorful course from Alpha Omega Publications is a complete phonetically-based word recognition and reading program. With all the elements one expects to find in an excellent, easy-to-use program, basic concepts are approached in several ways for emphasis. Concepts are presented one at a time while review of previous material helps student achieve mastery. Sounds, the basic building blocks of reading, are presented phonetically and are practiced in words, word lists, word families, and short sentences. There is also a strong emphasis on general language arts skills and comprehension. The Horizons courses are notable for their balance between teacher/student interaction and independent student work.

Covers schwa sounds, triple consonant blends, inflected endings, final adjacent clusters, silent letters, and long vowel digraphs.




Category Description for Horizons Phonics and Reading:

Starting with alpha-phonetic animals like Katie Kangaroo, Ollie Octopus, and Zippy Zebra (each engagingly illustrated), this creative and colorful material from Alpha Omega is a complete phonetically-based word recognition and reading program. With all the elements one expects to find in an excellent, easy-to-use program, basic concepts are approached in several ways for emphasis. Concepts are presented one at a time while review of previous material helps student achieve mastery. Sounds - the basic building blocks of reading - are presented phonetically and are practiced in words, word lists, word families, and short sentences. There is also a strong emphasis on general language arts skills and comprehension.

The Kindergarten program starts with letter recognition and consonant and short vowel sounds, but it also includes consonant digraphs and blends, silent "e," double vowels, "r"controlled vowels, vowel diphthongs, beginning silent letters (w,k,b,g,gh,gn), "le"endings, and a few non-phonetic word families (alk, ph, old, ost, olt, ild ind). Proper nouns, sentences, and creative writing complement the spelling and vocabulary development for basic language arts instruction.

Reviewing previous concepts starts the First Grade coursework, which continues with vowel pairs, contractions, compound words, prefixes and suffixes, "x" words, "y" as a vowel, and irregular plurals. Language arts instruction includes capitalization, punctuation, writing lessons (stories, letters, personal narratives, poems, and journal entries), possessives, synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms as well as alphabetical order (to second letter).

Second Grade starts with a comprehensive review of phonics concepts and progresses to more advanced phonics (schwa sounds, triple consonant blends, inflected endings, final adjacent clusters, silent letters, and long vowel digraphs). There is more emphasis on reading fluency and comprehension at this level. Stories are 4-5 pages long, each one introduced by a maxim and a single introductory picture. Some stories take the student beyond the concrete into an imaginary make-believe world.

The focus on the Third Grade course is encouraging a love of reading through the stories and poems of its two illustrated student readers. As in previous courses, there is both review and reinforcement of previously taught phonics. New concepts are introduced - compound words, regular and irregular verbs, inflected endings, palindromes, and more. 160 daily lessons.

The Horizons courses are notable for their balance between teacher/student interaction and independent student work. The Teacher Guides include reduced copies of the consumable student workbooks. They provide easy-to-follow concept presentation and activities with clearly stated objectives. There is very little teacher preparation - just being familiar in advance with each lesson and collecting the necessary materials and supplies. These supplies are quite basic and readily available, such as a white board or chalkboard, phonics rules and word flashcards (made as needed), and a dictionary. The workbooks are bright and colorful. The student readers use a distinctive print font that is easy on the eyes and utilizes the forms of letters being taught (i.e. a manuscript "g" rather than the more typical printed "g"). Program is from a Christian publisher, so stories have noticeable moral content, but little religious content. There is either a review (kindergarten) or test (1st and 2nd grade) every ten lessons. Each course contains 160 lessons. The complete sets for each grade level include the student workbooks, readers, and teacher guides, but these items are also available for separate purchase. The K complete set also includes an alphabet floor puzzle and a small (8.5" x 11") wipe-off lined writing "tablet" (board). ~ Janice




Category Description for Complete Programs - Phonics:

Programs in this section go beyond teaching children how to read, incorporating phonetic readers, spelling and writing as well. Arranged roughly by grade/age.


Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade
2
ISBN
9780740312519
Format
Softcover Boxed Book Set
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
6.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.5" x 9.25" x 3.5"
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We were so impressed with Horizons Math that we decided to expand to use the Phonics and Spelling curriculums.
Arrin B on Jun 1, 2020
Good reviews from other homeschooling parents.
Andres F on Aug 22, 2018
We were so impressed with Horizons Math that we decided to expand to use the Phonics and Spelling curriculums.
Arrin B on Jun 1, 2020
I started using the K program with my middle child and she is doing absolutely amazing. I have a somewhat struggling reader who is older and I believe this would help her as well. It's a better program than what we have been using.
Lauren F on Feb 9, 2019
Good reviews from other homeschooling parents.
Andres F on Aug 22, 2018
Trying something different. Hope our daughter likes it better than McRuffy.
Daniel P on Aug 5, 2016
Grade 2 will be our 3rd year with Horizons and we have been pleased with it. Our daughter is working a grade level above her age.
Heather S on Apr 30, 2016
I started using the K program with my middle child and she is doing absolutely amazing. I have a somewhat struggling reader who is older and I believe this would help her as well. It's a better program than what we have been using.
Lauren F on Feb 9, 2019
Trying something different. Hope our daughter likes it better than McRuffy.
Daniel P on Aug 5, 2016
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Amazing!
My daughter stuggles with reading due to adhd and dyslexia. This phonics program has helped her tremendously. She loves how the lessons are so colorful and the reader is so captivating she always wants to read more than just the lesson for the day.
April 16, 2021
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