Fun in the Sun (ALS Kindergarten Readers)

Fun in the Sun (ALS Kindergarten Readers)

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Item #: 042643
ISBN: 9781934470053
Grades: K

Category Description for American Language Series:

Many homeschoolers will recognize this program from Mile-Hi by Guyla Nelson. It has two basic components: Phonics & Reading and Spelling, Writing, & Vocabulary. These are designed to be used together, one reinforcing the other. This is a traditional, biblical, teacher-directed program with carefully laid out lessons. It covers all of language arts for kindergarten, including handwriting. Complete teacher materials, including Teacher Handbooks, lesson plans, and phonics songs are contained on a USB flash drive. Handbooks are in .pdf format and can be read and/or printed using Adobe Acrobat. The manuals are quite meaty at 268 pgs. (Spelling, Writing & Vocabulary), 420 pgs. (Phonics & Reading), and 510 pgs. (Phonics & Spelling). Song format is compatible with itunes or Quicktime. Software for playing these is available via free download from Adobe or Apple. Unless you can be at your computer while teaching, you will probably want to print out the lessons and download music to your mp3 music player. An abbreviated Phonics and Reading Guide (very abbreviated) is included also, but this is not enough to teach from. All of the student materials, however, are printed and in full-color. There are four worktexts - two for each component - and six paperback readers. Student materials are hefty as well; workbooks vary between 160 and 230 pages apiece; readers are thick with the first a mere 96 pages and the rest over 170 pages each. This is among the most comprehensive programs available both in terms of content and material.

Lesson plans are very detailed, telling you exactly what to do. They include a content overview, list of materials you'll need, teaching tips, and activities (step by step instructions for teaching the lesson). This will be a tremendous help to busy mothers or those without experience teaching reading. The coursework is fairly serious and rigorous, but student pages look inviting. Letters and their sounds are introduced in an order that allows students to begin reading and writing words almost immediately. By the second lesson, they are writing 'loll' and identifying words that begin with lo (short o) like 'lock' and 'lobster'. The rest of the letters are introduced in this order: i, d, a. c, t, e, f, u, v, w, s, h, n, r, m, b, j, x, g, y, p, q, k, z. Following this, consonant digraphs and blends are introduced, then consonant substitutes (silent letters), silent e, controlled-vowels, vowel digraphs and vowel digraph exceptions, diphthongs and diphthong exceptions. As sounds are learned, they are practiced and reinforced by reading, writing, spelling and handwriting. This program is very thorough and will give your child a solid foundation in language. Components are also available separately.

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.

Category Description for PHONICS PROGRAMS:

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Primary Subject
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Lighthouse Publishers
0.5 (lbs.)
8.5" x 7.25" x 0.25"
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I bought another book from this series and we love it, so I wanted to buy more!
Jaina G on Nov 22, 2022
We're using the Memoria Press Kindergarten curriculum
Mary W on Nov 7, 2021
I bought another book from this series and we love it, so I wanted to buy more!
Jaina G on Nov 22, 2022
This follows the curriculum guide for Memoria Press Kindergarten
Allison H on Feb 27, 2022
We're using the Memoria Press Kindergarten curriculum
Mary W on Nov 7, 2021
The kids love these readers!
serena a on Aug 14, 2021
We were told easy readers for beginners and wonderful stories.
Carolyn S on Apr 12, 2021
Recommended by Memoria Press as part of their Kindergarten phonics program
Jessica N on Oct 14, 2020
Great skills for our Kindergartners in our co-op homeschool program. Consistency in similar decoding skills.
Barbara S on Jun 1, 2019
Replacement for Kindergarten.
JR S on Dec 14, 2018
Supplement a reading program we already have.
David M on Nov 14, 2018
Looking for phonetic early reader book
Karen W on Oct 17, 2018
I have others in this series and needed the first one.
Jason F on Oct 15, 2018
Saw it on the Freedom Academy Project book list.
Jenna W on Jan 18, 2018
For Memoria Press Kindergarten
User on Feb 14, 2017
I chose this to supplement a phonics-based reading program.
User on May 6, 2016
Memoria Press Curriculum Requirement
Jessica C on Apr 10, 2016
I am a Kindergarten teacher and I have found this reader to be phonetically suitable to work with the Sanseri Phonics Program.
Eleanor L on Feb 5, 2016
I am hoping this is it!<br />I was looking for good readers for my kindergartner to practice her short vowels.
Carrie M on Nov 23, 2015
This follows the curriculum guide for Memoria Press Kindergarten
Allison H on Feb 27, 2022
The kids love these readers!
serena a on Aug 14, 2021
do you have any samples of complete stories from Fun in the Sun?
Rebecca on Oct 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We do not as that would be a copyright violation.
What is the order in which these books should be used ? I am tutoring a kindergarten student who is struggling as he begins to learn to read at school.
A shopper on Jun 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 1. Fun in the Sun (simple short vowels)
2. Scamp & Tramp (consonant clusters)
3. Soft & White (silent E)
4. At the Farm (controlled vowels)
5. On the Trail (vowell digraphs)
6. Sounds of the Sea (dipththongs)
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great as a supplemental reader
We used this for extra reading practice along with AAR 1. It is more interesting and has better illustrations than Bob books while sticking to mostly simple short-vowel one-syllable words. There is a good variety of very short and slightly longer selections to suit my child's motivation to read at any given moment. This is the shortest of the ASL readers but was plenty for this reading stage.
May 8, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great reader
More than worth the price! I was hesitant to buy another reader, but this one has so many stories. My daughter loves reading them!
October 24, 2016
over 6 years ago

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