Best Reading Phonics - Long Vowels
Long Vowels online edition is complete now!
30 minutes / day, 16 weeks
6 - 8
140 - 200 words per story
(Bend up corner to turn over more easily.)
(Draw or put sticker on top if word/picture can be seen.)
MAKING A BOOK WITHOUT STAPLES
HOW TO TEACH PRINTING IN A FUN AND EASY-TO-REMEMBER WAY
MELTING SNOWMAN GAME
BEST READING PROGRAM INTRODUCTION
SAMPLE LESSON - HOW TO USE THE ACTIVITIES
MAKING A MAGIC BOX
HOW TO TEACH KIDS TO HOLD A PENCIL
HOW TO SETUP LEARNING STATIONS
SAMPLE LESSON - HOW TO READ THE BOOK WITH KIDS
MISSING LETTERS AND WORDS
About This Program
Best Reading! Phonics of Long Vowels by Cathy Jackson is a reading program comprising of fun short stories, instructional guides, and educational activities that develop children’s reading abilities, word recognition, and vocabulary.
Learning through phonics helps children recognize and decode the sounds of the letters in the words they read. In fact, phonics reading is essential to improve spelling, comprehension, and reading fluency—not only speed but also accuracy.
After obtaining a B.A. in English from Loyola College and a Teaching Degree with a specialty in Early Childhood Education from the University of Manitoba, Cathy Jackson taught in Toronto while completing Primary Specialist qualifications from the University of Toronto. After two years teaching in Scotland and Wales, she spent 27 years teaching kindergarten to grade five in Ottawa while completing a B.Ed. and Special Education Specialist from the University of Ottawa.
When Cathy noticed the lack of resources that captured her students’ attention and provided stepping-stones for growth, she decided to create her own short stories to teach a few letter-sounds and sight words at a time. Best Reading! Phonics began as photocopies on folded papers to which students could add words, continue the stories as they coloured, and keep them at home. Jackson’s students’ enthusiasm prompted her to continue writing and eventually publish her reading program so all young readers can build a strong reading foundation.