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Turn Your Child into a Great Reader!

Are you concerned about your child's reading ability? Does your child hate to read? If so, you are not alone. In fact, 38 percent of American fourth graders are unable to read at a basic level. But now you can turn your nonreader child into a reading star—in just a few short weeks.

Based on research done at Yale, this simple yet revolutionary guide merges the three essential elements of reading instruction: auditory training, phonics, and whole language. Inside, teachers and parents will find easy-to-read cartoons, games, and fun phonic sheets that will help almost any child read at or above grade level. Reading expert Peggy Wilber will show you how to help your child develop better fluency, language skills, and comprehension. You'll learn how to:

Determine your child's specific reading needs Help your child develop comprehension strategies Enhance your child's phonic skills Choose great reading selections at the right level for your child And much more!

"This is an effective, user-friendly program for parents who want to get involved in their child's literacy education." —Doug Wittenberg, executive director, Whiz Kids Tutoring Inc.

"An invaluable tool in helping teachers and parents partner in a most daunting task . . . teaching our children to read with comprehension." —John T. Jenkins, former state senator, Maine

"An invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike—a very comprehensive book!" —Dr. Barbara Swaby, director of the Graduate Reading Program, School of Education, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

About the Author

Peggy Wilber's life mission is to help children succeed to read. She has a bachelor's degree from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine and a master's degree in education from Boston University. Ms. Wilber is certified in Early Childhood Reading Instruction from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Ms. Wilber has taught and tutored children since the mid-1980s. Motivated by an increasing number of children who needed tutoring in reading, she co-founded the Pikes Peak One+One Program in 1995. This church-based tutoring program provides reading assistance to students from local elementary schools. As Instructional Coordinator, Ms. Wilber trains volunteers, diagnoses students' literacy needs, and creates individualized instructional packets for weekly tutoring sessions.

Realizing that parents (grandparents, day care workers, and older siblings) were an untapped valuable resource, Ms. Wilber created training sessions teaching them how to help their children learn to read. After receiving hands-on information, even the most reluctant, "not sure I'm qualified" parents experience success working with their children. Many children have improved one to three reading levels in a semester.

Believing that every child can learn to read, Ms. Wilber has provided this kid-tested, parent-proven information in her new book Reading Rescue 1-2-3. It is a hands-on manual combining auditory training, phonics and whole language techniques, making a complete reading instructional program.

Peggy Wilber teaches "Reading Stronger" classes at Grace Academy in Colorado Springs. Her web site is www.succeedtoread.com.

Table of Contents




I. Rescuing Your Child: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Portrait of a Rescuing Parent

1. Steps into Reading: The Definition of Reading

Five Components

Learning to Read and Reading to Learn

2. High Hurdles: Children Who Aren't Reading

It's All in Their Heads

Hearing, Speech Impediments

Vision Deficiencies

More Than One Learning Style

Inability to Self-Prime

Reading Avoidance

Looking at Labels

Activities That Compete with Reading

3. Ready to Read: The Game Plan

Having a Game Plan

Create Feelings of Success

Create a Good Environment for Practice Reading Time

Establish a Routine

Materials Needed for Practice Reading Time

4. Reading Selections: To, With, and By

The Right Selection for Your Child

Choosing Reading Selections


To, With, and By: A Method to Improve Fluency

Alternating Reading

5. Let's Fix It! Dealing with Reading Mistakes

Good and Bad Reading Mistakes

Fixing Reading Mistakes

6. What Level? Testing Your Child

Directions for Test

Answer Sheet

Student Test Sheet

Determine Your Child's Rescue Reading Level

II. Rescuing a Level 1 Reader

Portrait of a Level 1 Reader

7. Half Hour to Hop on Pop: Daily Schedule for Beginners

Daily Schedule for Working on Reading Skills

Today's Worksheet: Level 1 Reader

8. Apples to Zebras: Teach the Alphabet

Stage A: Teach Her Name and Create Your Own Alphabet Book

Sing the Alphabet Song

Look at Alphabet Books

Trace Alphabet Letters

Stage B.: Teach Specific Letters Using the Alphabet Chart

Alphabet Games to Play

Apply Letter Sounds to Connected Print

9. Rhyme Time: Helping Ears to Hear and the Brain to Remember

Rhyme Connections

Rhyme with Me

Rhyming Practice

Improve Auditory Memory by Playing Memory Games

10. Better Letters: Beginning Reading

Put Letters Together to Make Simple Words

How to Make Simple Words

Make the Word Game

Attach Tails to Heads Game

11. It's Easy! Reading Homemade and Predictable Books

Create Your Own Pulitzer Winners

It's a Real Cut-Up!

Read Predictable Books

III. Rescuing a Level 2 Reader

Portrait of a Level 2 Reader

12. Half Hour to Power: Daily Reading Schedule

Today's Worksheet: Level 2 Reader

13. In One Ear and in the Other: Connecting Ears to the Brain

Same or Different Game

Take the Word Apart Game

Put the Word Together Game

Make New Words Game

Getting Back into Connected Print

14. Reading Better: Using Phonic Skills

Teach Blends

Phonic Skill Sheets

15. Writing Right: Stories in a Notebook

Writing Suggestions

16. Oh, See Can You Say? Teach Sight Words

Choosing Sight Words

How to Teach Sight Words

Put Sight Words into Connected Print

The One Hundred Most Frequent Words List

Teaching Sight Words as Needed

Miscalled Words

IV. Rescuing a Level 3 Reader

Portrait of a Level 3 Reader

17. Reading Well: The Final Frontier

Today's Worksheet: Level 3 Reader

18. Use The Clues: Teach Three Phonic Clues

Phonic Clue #1: Finger Blocking—Leaving the First Two Letters Exposed

Phonic Clue #2: Short Vowel-Long Vowel Sound

Phonic Clue #3: Look for a Smaller Word Inside

Applying the Three Phonic Clues


19. Sounding Smooth: Fluency Strategies

To, With, and By Fluency Technique

Have a "Fluency Talk"

Tape Record Your Child's Reading

Time the Readings

Record Favorite Books

Keep Your Place Marker

20. Think About It: Comprehension Strategies

Increasing Vocabulary and Concepts

Introduce the Reading Selection

Preteach a Sight Word and Concept

Fixing a Reading Mistake

"Did That Make Sense?"

Create Pictures in Her Head

Summarize the Story

Ask Questions

Read a Story, Read a Recipe

21. Successfu1 Strategies for School: To Make Everyone Happy

Do You Hear What I Hear? Following Auditory Directions in the Classroom

Find the Sound Game

Master That Spelling List

I Spy the Right Word Game

To Read or Not to Read—Silently

Don't Take the Summer off

Appendix A: Connecting Sounds to Letters—Phonic Sheets and Cartoon Stories

Appendix B: Reading Rescue Book List




Product Details

Wilber, Peggy M.
Roseville, Calif.
Reading Skills
Books & Reading
Parenting - General
Children -- Books and reading.
Reading (elementary)
Child Care and Parenting-General
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