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CLASSROOM & STUDENT LISTS
ReadingKEY Weekly is the core of the ReadingKEY Program. This link gives immediate access to our two powerful methods for teaching reading vocabulary to students in Grades 1 through 6. This includes the Classroom List Program and Student List Program.
The Classroom List Program is used for teaching a 20-30 minute reading vocabulary-phonics activity to a class of 20 - 30 or more students. Materials are viewed in a weekly format clearly showing all vocabulary words and activities that should be covered for the week in a school setting. Simply PRINT the Classroom List pages for the week and tape together. When teaching the lesson, simply follow the 10 STEPS listed at the top of the list page, thereby insuring you never "forget" a STEP. The Student List Program can be used for one-on-one tutoring or small groups of 2 or 3 students and is excellent for quickly advancing students reading below grade level.
ReadingKEY Weekly also gives quick access to other materials that parallel the same words in the Class and Student Lists. This includes our popular vocabulary building worksheet activties - parent support activities and Friday Tests. The master index also includes audio for saying the list words and common vowel sound for the list.
FLUENCY = COMPREHENSION
When students can read grade level vocabulary words quickly and easily (also called fluency) - then comprehension increases dramatically.
The program teaches students to read by introducing only a small number of words per list that share the same vowel sound. Words are arranged in order from most-common to least-common as seen in national school reading textbooks such as Scholastic and Houghton-Mifflin. The Classroom Program is meant to be used in a conventional school classroom where teachers teach a single list of 5-7 words using a series of fun and powerful technques. Just follow the simple steps at the top of each list and watch students learn reading vocabulary and decoding strategies at a greatly accelerated pace.
LOTS OF FUN!
|MANY SUPPORT ACTIVITIES
ReadingKEY Extra gives access to many other support materials including. Here area few of our favorites...
1. Ping Pong
Every teacher has seen it.... students confusing critical words such as - who-how, was-saw, want-won't, were-where etc. Our Ping Pong program is the tool to use to quickly help students master these dificult words. Simply type two words into the Ping Pong input page and the progra displays the two words in a column of 27 words. However, the 27 words are only the two words you typed and appear in random order in the column. Have your student (or class) read the column of words several times a day and the words will be completely learned within the week. This so-called miracle occurs because the back and forth pattern forces"the brain to quickly recognize what is "visually different" between the two similar words.
2. SUPER TEST
2. Handwriting Worksheet Maker
3. Database Reading Test
|TEACHES GRADE 1 VOCABULARY
ReadingKEY Lightning is our new and highly improved online version of the Grade 1 ReadingKEY Program. Upon completion, students will have learned the 520 most-common reading words used in Grade 1 textbooks and will be reading at a solid 2.2 Grade Level.
STEP BY STEP
Lightning also includes a database for entering student names and monitoring student progress month after month.
RKLightning is designed in such a way that anyone can become an expert reading teacher in minutes.
To watch a video of RKL in action - please watch our RKLightning demonstration video..
|CRITICAL 1st STEP IN READING
Children must first know all alphabet letter names and letter sounds before being taught to read. While consonant sounds should be learned 100% prior to learning to read - vowel sounds can be learned during the learning to read process (although still advantagious if mastered prior to reading). If you can achieve this as a teacher, your students will learn to read at a much faster pace. To help you accomplish this goal - we have set up a special phonics section that gives access to powerful worksheet activities - online computer programs - a phonics audio page - an online database phonics test - and excellent tips and suggestions to help with learning difflcult letters and sounds such as - b - d - l - w - wh - ch - sh - th - etc.
UNDERSTANDING PHONICS AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS
ESSENTIAL PRE-READING SKILLS
The research clearly shows that the most successful readers are students who first know all alphabet letter names and sounds before being taught to read.
While many students know the primary consonant sounds made by letters - b, d, k, etc, many students have difficulty with sounds made by letters h - l - w - ch - sh - th - wh (sounds not heard and when saying the letter names). This is not acceptable and missing even a few of these sounds can greatly slow the learning to read process.
To insure students have these skills, we have developed a powerful online test with database.
Our advanced skils test is basically a Kindergarten checklist and includes the following critical pre-reading skills.
Lowercase letter names
The test then covers other skills which should be mastered sometime in Kindergarten:
Writes full name
You can also select which of these skills you want to include in the test - all or part.
Results are recorded to a database for keeping track of student progress and viewing all results onlilne. Professional summaries of student results can be printed for parent conferences.