Horizons Phonics & Reading 1 Complete Set

Horizons Phonics & Reading 1 Complete Set

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ISBN: 9780740303272
Grades: 1

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

Category Description for Horizons Phonics and Reading 1:

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  vowel pairs, contractions, compound words, prefixes and suffixes, x words, y as a vowel, and irregular plurals.




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 Horizons Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Horizons is a Bible-based, fast-paced, spiral approach to learning introduction, review, reinforcement. This works well for students who catch on quickly, with constant review that keeps concepts fresh. These are teacher-led courses with colorful student workbooks and thorough teacher manuals. This curriculum offers two courses at the preschool level Preschool for Three's and Horizons Preschool, something not offered in other AOP curriculum lines. These two levels lay a solid foundation for future elementary levels. Although not available for as many subject areas as LIFEPAC, Monarch or Switched-On-Schoolhouse, Horizons is comprehensive in the subjects that are offered. Math is available for K-8, Phonics & Reading for K-3, Spelling & Vocabulary for 1-3, Penmanship for 1-5, Health for K-8, and Physical Education for PK-12. Recently updated, the Horizon's Math K-3 curriculum no longer includes Biblical content.

Alpha Omega Horizons now offers complete curriculum sets for kindergarten through 3rd grade. At the kindergarten level, the set includes Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, and Horizons Math. First through third grades sets include Horizons Math, Horizons Health, Horizons Phonics & Reading, Horizons Spelling & Vocabulary, and Horizons Penmanship. These sets include all of the required books for each subject both student and teacher.


Category Description for Alpha Omega (AOP) Curriculum:

Alpha Omega Publications offers several lines of Bible-based curriculum in all major subject areas. Each one fits different family needs.

LIFEPACs are sets of worktexts and teacher materials. Available for grades K through 12 in all major subject areas and some electives. All instruction and practice is provided in the consumable worktexts. LIFEPAC are a mastery-based curriculum, and is student-paced.

Another option from AOP is Horizons. Horizons is available for grades PK through 12, depending on the subject matter. Horizons curriculum is only available for early learning, math, phonics/reading, spelling/vocabulary, penmanship, health, and physical education. Horizons is more of a teacher-led option.

Switched-On Schoolhouse (SOS) is a computer-based curriculum which presents the subject matter and adds multimedia presentations. SOS curriculum is available for grades 3 through 12 in all subject areas and now comes in a USB flash drive format (Windows compatibility only). This option works well for the independent learner. Please note that Switched-On Schoolhouse is currently out of stock while they update the Adobe Flash content, but it should be available again later in 2021.

Monarch is Alpha Omega's online option. 50 courses are offered in the areas of Bible, math, history, science, and language arts and are completely online for those who might have a MAC or just want the convenience of online lessons. Individual and multi-student plans are available for grades 3-12. Monarch is compatible with Mac and PC. While we no longer offer it for purchase within our site, you can try it free for 30 days at https://monarch-signup.aop.com using code MON30RRC. You can find all courses here and additional subscription options too!


Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade
1
ISBN
9780740303272
Binding
Trade Cloth
Edition
Illustrated
Language
English
EHS Title
Horizons
Ages
6+
Audience
Elementary/High School
Format
Softcover Boxed Book Set
Brand Name
Alpha Omega Publications
Weight
6.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.5" x 9.25" x 3.5"
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Easy to use, not overwhelming amount of materials, yet accomplished the goal.
Yelena C on Aug 20, 2019
Because my twins were very successful with the Kindergarten Curriculum and are both good readers. Wanted to continue the program.
Kacey M on Apr 30, 2017
Easy to use, not overwhelming amount of materials, yet accomplished the goal.
Yelena C on Aug 20, 2019
We love Horizons math and are trying this as well. We've used spectrum for language arts and want to try Horizons instead.
Lisa K on Jan 25, 2018
Because my twins were very successful with the Kindergarten Curriculum and are both good readers. Wanted to continue the program.
Kacey M on Apr 30, 2017
The fun way that have the books to go through the new phonics sounds to help our son stay engaged. Phonics and Writing are not our sons favorite subject so we wanted one that kept to the concepts and flow well but also bright to keep him engaged.
Anne C on Aug 12, 2016
needed for first grade
Anna W on Apr 4, 2016
You must start with the first book. You cannot just begin in the middle of the series!
James M on Mar 11, 2016
We love Horizons math and are trying this as well. We've used spectrum for language arts and want to try Horizons instead.
Lisa K on Jan 25, 2018
The fun way that have the books to go through the new phonics sounds to help our son stay engaged. Phonics and Writing are not our sons favorite subject so we wanted one that kept to the concepts and flow well but also bright to keep him engaged.
Anne C on Aug 12, 2016
Do you feel like this has plenty of grammar ?
User on Apr 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: For us, it does. It is not overloaded with grammar in that you’re just learning how to write a sentence, so the focus is “Does the sentence begin with a capital letter and does it end in an end mark?" The only part of speech that introduced is a noun, and that is mostly revolving around capitalizing proper nouns. For us at this level, it’s right in line with what I want for my first grader. We don’t start intensive grammar and diagramming until fourth grade and our homeschool.
How does this compare to Abeka first grade phonics and reading?
User on Mar 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry I have never used the Abeka but we love Horizons. My daughter does really well with it.
Is there only one TM in the grade 1 set?
A shopper on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is correct. Only one TM.
How is lifepac Language arts different from Horizons phonics and reading?
A shopper on May 10, 2018
Horizons Phonics & Reading 1 Complete Set
Horizons Phonics & Reading 1 Complete Set
Language Arts Grade 1 LIFEPAC Complete Boxed Set
Language Arts Grade 1 LIFEPAC Complete Boxed Set
BEST ANSWER: The Horizons scope and sequence is typically faster-paced than the Lifepac scope and sequence. In addition, there is a difference in how the courses are presented. Lifepacs are magazine-size worktexts that provide both instructional material and response space while Horizons is a more traditional workbook/reader type of program.
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The 2011-2012 school year was my first experience with homeschooling I didn't know where to turn or what to choose For Reading and Phonics I picked Horizons because of their high ratings My daughter and I did their 1st grade curriculum and could not have been happier! Their worksheets are bright interesting and engaging The variety from section to section always kept things exciting even when reviewing I did not use the Teachers guide as much as I thought I would but that was simply because the work is so straight forward and easy to understand There was very little prep involved in using this program I would highly recommend this wonderful and easy to use curriculum!
March 9, 2012


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