Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Levels 3 & 4 - Kindergarten

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Levels 3 & 4 - Kindergarten

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Item #: 034824
ISBN: 9781940384191
Grades: K

Product Description:

Considered Levels 3 and 4 of the program, Kindergarten includes 2 DVDs, two workbooks, twelve readers, two storybooks, and reward stickers.

Publisher Description:

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Levels 3&4 Complete includes both Kindergarten levels of the complete 8-level Learn to Read series.
- Level 1: Early Emergent Readers (Pre-K)
- Level 2: Early Emergent Readers (Pre-K)
- Level 3: Emergent Readers (Kindergarten)
- Level 4: Emergent Readers (Kindergarten)
- Level 5: Transitional Readers (First Grade)
- Level 6: Transitional Readers (First Grade)
- Level 7: Early Fluent Readers (Second Grade)
- Level 8: Early Fluent Readers (Second Grade)

Category Description for Hooked on Phonics:

This fun, colorful and easy to use phonics program has been updated and repackaged several times since we first offered it. Although the program still covers the same grade levels, it is now organized into 8 total levels, with two levels packaged in each kit. With the latest update, all video lessons are now availble online as well as on the DVDs included in the kits. Currently, each grade level kit contains two smaller boxes with materials organized by level. The Kindergarten kit is now labeled as "Levels 3 & 4" and holds two slim boxes, each of which contain a DVD, workbook, several readers, and reward stickers. The workbooks are high-quality and visually interesting (some pages are full-color, the rest have a more limited palette).The storybooks are done by different authors and illustrators (some of them award-winning) and are also high quality both in content and form.Lessons are consistent in format throughout the program: first watch the DVD lesson, then read the corresponding pages in the workbook. After practicing the words, students read a story, then "celebrate" with a reward sticker.

The content at each level has changed over the years too - Level PK starts with learning the letter names and sounds.By Level K, children have moved on are ready to start reading simple "a" words like "rat" and "cat."If your child hasn't mastered the alphabet and letter sounds, PK is the place to start.They'll learn both uppercase and lowercase forms of the letters, and blending sounds as well.If they are already comfortable with the alphabet and sounds, jump into the K level.The DVDs lead you through the lessons at each level.Each lesson on the DVD combines audio and visual features, with animations of letters joining together, and then a speaker reading the word.After a series of words has been covered, the segment is shown again and the child is encouraged to read the word before the speaker says it.The DVD never gets tired of taking your child through the words. Now you can take that content with you anywhere with online access too. Just register your product online and you can stream all of the video lessons! Use the lessons as often as you like until your child has learned all of the words. The audio component is really a plus if you're a busy mom, since your child can do most or all of the lesson on his/her own with very little participation required on your part.An older child could also easily oversee the use of this program.

Most lessons should require only 20 minutes. The first part is Learn; watch the DVD, learn the sounds and words introduced, or learning Helper words (sight words), then continue the lesson wherever you left off in the workbook. Next is Practice, using the next workbook Practice page, with the child reading all of the words that were learned in the lesson. Every lesson ends with "Read" in which your child reads a story in the workbook or one of the books (as prompted by the workbook). At the end of each lesson, your child can place a sticker on the workbook page that either directs them to the storybook or holds the story. You can also register your product on my.hookedonphonics.com for online games and printable activities to enhance what is included in the kit.

The K Level concentrates on short vowels and learning CVC words. A good number of sight (Helper) words are also introduced. And after reading the first reader in the K Level, there are several discussion/comprehension questions are included in the workbook as well. First Grade introduces and practices initial consonant blends and teaches more sight words. First Grade introduces and practices final consonant blends (and digraphs), some suffixes (-ing, -er, -ly, -es, -ed) and some words with two syllables. Second Grade introduces long vowels, first with silent e, then other long vowel digraphs including ee, ea, ow, oa, ai, ay, y (as long i), y (as long e); r-controlled vowels including ar, er, ir, ur, or, ore, eer, ear, are, and air. It also presents additional Helper words. The second half of Second Grade continues with more sounds and "complex consonant blends." These include oy, oi, ou, ow, au, aw, long oo, short oo, igh, and ind. Three-letter initial blends are covered (shr, str, scr, spr, spl, and squ) then phonograms kn and wr. Soft c and g complete the phonics instruction. As in other levels, more sight words and two-syllable words are included as well. After this level, you can continue reading instruction with the Master Reader set (see review later in this section).

I really like the audio/DVD component of this course. It is crisp, clear and understandable. Children would require little further instruction to follow along in the program. Materials are very nice, especially in quality and format. Instruction is solid. Many programs do not do enough to introduce children to letters and letter sounds, expecting that you will use some other method to teach these prior to beginning a "phonics" program. The price and "feel" of the program is similar to that of Sing, Spell, Read and Write. Materials in that program are more "rustic" and less engaging and colorful, but instruction is more complete. It also has writing and spelling components which this program lacks. HOP incorporates reading comprehension and is easier to use and less time-consuming for the teacher. There is absolutely no guess-work or training time. The online games in HOP are a nice little "bonus" for children, and a good trade-off for the inexpensive prizes in SSRW. At the end of SSRW, you have fewer remaining phonograms to cover; at the end of this program, you'll really need to finish up with an advanced phonics book or program, or incorporate remaining phonics constructs into your spelling program. I also think the Grade 1 level of this program is particularly "light." I seriously doubt that you'd spend an entire year on initial and final consonant blends, a few suffixes and some sight words. Normally, these skills take little time and effort for children to acquire. I would, therefore, suggest completing the entire program in one and one-half to two years, beginning as early as PK, and catching remaining phonograms with another program. If you're not sure if it will work for you, try one of the MM kits, which contain one unit of one level for a low price.

Category Description for Other Programs:

Programs in this section focus primarily on teaching children to read, and may not provide comprehensive instruction in reading comprehension, spelling, writing, or other language skills. Arranged roughly by grade.

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Hooked on Phonics
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I have heard lots of good things about Hooked on Phonics. I'm looking forward to seeing how this helps my child learn to read better.
Cynthia T on Mar 28, 2019
Found it a very helpful 'learning to read' tool for my 13 year old's when they were learning to read. Buying this for my 4 - 6 year old nephews
Agnes O on Feb 10, 2018
I have heard lots of good things about Hooked on Phonics. I'm looking forward to seeing how this helps my child learn to read better.
Cynthia T on Mar 28, 2019
This website is miserable to get an order processed !
CHARLES C on Feb 24, 2018
Found it a very helpful 'learning to read' tool for my 13 year old's when they were learning to read. Buying this for my 4 - 6 year old nephews
Agnes O on Feb 10, 2018
I wanted to try it.
Deanna P on Dec 23, 2017
tock c on Sep 4, 2017
because this source is really helpfull for new readers
Aissha M on Sep 22, 2016
recommendation from homeschool mothers
Mary K on Jul 23, 2016
"I wanted a program that could be watched and heard by my children. I already had the older version that taught my 2 oldest and wanted to upgrade."
Brenda M on Feb 29, 2016
Home school
Marie L on Feb 16, 2016
This website is miserable to get an order processed !
CHARLES C on Feb 24, 2018
I wanted to try it.
Deanna P on Dec 23, 2017
If I am using this to teach two students do I need to buy anymore workbooks?
A shopper on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. The only thing you put in the workbook are star stickers for completion of the reading. If you have 2 children using the book, you can just pick a color of star for each child and use that to track what they have each completed.
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We used the brand new version I am not terribly familiar with the older version but the new one has a red level for pre-reading Purple for K Green for 1st grade and Blue for 2nd grade I didn't purchase the red set because my son already knew all of his letter sounds The Purple K level of this program was terrific I was having difficulty teaching my son to blend the letter sounds to make words and this program worked great to teach him that I really liked the little purple books and the reading in the manual was great too My son really liked the videos HOP also has a website where I can download free worksheets and other activities for the lessons What I did not like about this program was the other books The books that didn't have purple covers seemed to be just thrown into the program with no rhyme or reason The program waits until the Blue 2nd grade level to introduce long vowels but they are in these reading books as early as the K program If your child is really good at guessing or has tried another phonics program this might work but my son just found it extremely frustrating I insisted he finish the first half of the green 1st grade program but it was like pulling teeth and after that I gave up Now I have the very difficult problem of placing a child who can read short vowel words into another program when most other programs introduce the short and long vowels early on In short the K level was great but be prepared to backtrack a bit into another phonics program after that
February 25, 2010

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