Teach Your Child to Read
The Targeted Reading Kit
The Targeted Reading kit takes a step-by–step approach to developing reading skills. This easy to use 12-week reading program provides the building blocks of reading mastery. During the program, your child will work on a variety of activities, including:
Multiple meanings of common words
Story reading (they’ll follow along with the words they are learning)
Sign-word vocabulary building
CONTENTS OF THE KIT
Vowel Pattern Cards: These are the common vowel patterns that are found within words, such as -ap, -ick, and -it. By building sets of words that all have the same vowel pattern, your child will become more familiar with these word groups. This familiarity will bring about some very pleasing results. They will soon be reading words with these vowel patterns more quickly wherever they appear.
Starter Cards: These are consonants and consonant blends that are found at the beginning of words. By changing only the beginning of the word, your student will become familiar with all of the sounds, which will enhance their learning experience exponentially.
Word Endings: These are the endings that are commonly found at the end of words, such as -s, -ing, -ed, and -er. The faster your child can recognize these endings, the easier they will be able to read words that contain them.
Multiple Meaning Words: These are words that have more than one meaning, such as bat (an animal or a baseball bat.) The more meanings of a word your child knows, the easier it will be for them to read and understand the word when they see it again. There will be several examples of this to give your child as firm a grasp as possible.
Reading Stories: These are short stories that focus on the vowel patterns and multiple meaning words of the week. By reading these stories each day, your child will get to practice reading the words they have been learning in context, seeing how the different meanings are used. Repeated readings of these stories will also help build your child’s reading fluency.
Sight words: These are words that are recognized and understood automatically while reading. Many of these words (eg. what and have) do not follow the phonics rules that are taught, so they need to be memorized. The more words your child can read and understand without having to sound them out, the easier reading becomes. Repeated practice of these words throughout each week helps your child memorize the words, so they can become automatic.