Spelling, Writing, & Vocabulary K, Book 1

Spelling, Writing, & Vocabulary K, Book 1

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ISBN: 9781934470022
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.


Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade
K
ISBN
9781934470022
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Lighthouse Publishers
Weight
0.9 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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I used the American Language Series curriculum to teach my children to read, now my grandchildren are using it. This is the best reading curriculum I have found. Each lesson builds on the previous lesson, and the student is not presented with phonetics that have not been taught yet. Additionally, once a letter is introduced it is used continually, to ensure true mastery of each letter.
Annette L on Jun 19, 2020
I used these books when I home schooled my children in 1996. Since, this time I have not found a curriculum as great as the Phonics/Reading and Spelling, Writing & Vocabulary. It is the easiest and most structure curriculum I have used. I have looked for this item for over 10 years and found it. My children age ranges from 30 to 7 and I have erased answers and reused these books for many years. So glad I found these books.
Hope H on Aug 13, 2017
I used the American Language Series curriculum to teach my children to read, now my grandchildren are using it. This is the best reading curriculum I have found. Each lesson builds on the previous lesson, and the student is not presented with phonetics that have not been taught yet. Additionally, once a letter is introduced it is used continually, to ensure true mastery of each letter.
Annette L on Jun 19, 2020
I absolutely loved the American Language Series! I homeschool my children and this was recommended to me by an administrator at a private Christian school who had used the series for over 20 years with great success. (It was formerly called Little Patriots, and is now updated and in color). I love the pacing and structure. It taught my son to read and write in a way that felt very natural. I highly recommend this series to anyone!
Leslie D on Aug 11, 2018
I used these books when I home schooled my children in 1996. Since, this time I have not found a curriculum as great as the Phonics/Reading and Spelling, Writing & Vocabulary. It is the easiest and most structure curriculum I have used. I have looked for this item for over 10 years and found it. My children age ranges from 30 to 7 and I have erased answers and reused these books for many years. So glad I found these books.
Hope H on Aug 13, 2017
I have used this K curriculum for all 8 of my children. I am starting my last one in this same curriculum because it teaches the basics in an easy and understandable format. I have great readers!
Ashley Z on Aug 30, 2016
I used this program over 20 years ago to teach children to read and now am using it for a grandchild. Wonderful program!
Melanie S on Apr 14, 2016
I absolutely loved the American Language Series! I homeschool my children and this was recommended to me by an administrator at a private Christian school who had used the series for over 20 years with great success. (It was formerly called Little Patriots, and is now updated and in color). I love the pacing and structure. It taught my son to read and write in a way that felt very natural. I highly recommend this series to anyone!
Leslie D on Aug 11, 2018
I have used this K curriculum for all 8 of my children. I am starting my last one in this same curriculum because it teaches the basics in an easy and understandable format. I have great readers!
Ashley Z on Aug 30, 2016
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Wonderful program!
I absolutely love this curriculum! It made the process of teaching my son to read and write so natural. Highly recommend this and plan to use American Language Series to teach all of my children how to read and write.
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