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Reading Horizons provides both direct instruction materials with a (scripted) teacher’s manual, student workbook, and a computer software program that provides assessments and lesson-plans. The lessons in the book correlate with the software (which can provide review activities). Use one or all of these materials!
What teaching strategies does it offer tutors?
1. Reading Library Books
You can test your student’s reading fluency by timing them and using their chart to determine how many words per minute the student is reading. The reading passages are helpful if you are trying to expand your student’s vocabulary in different areas (especially in non-fiction areas). Use the passages as a launch board to bigger discussions or more in-depth work on specific vocabulary words. Click here to see a sample reading passage and comprehension questions from level
2. Student Workbook
If you’re looking for practice sheets for your student, these might be helpful.
- Parts of Speech Review: they provide sentences where students circle nouns, underline adjectives, find the verbs (see p. 69, 165)
- Prefixes and suffixes: they provide sentences where the student writes a word with a prefix (see p. 107) or the student has to provide the suffix (p. 73, 83,167) or provide the root word (p.72).
- Word Recognition: students will determine the right word that matches the sentence (p.72,101), find words in reading passages (p.103,115,150), use word searches (p. 104, 124, 134), and crossword puzzles (p. 121, 132)
- Word scrambles to help practice spelling! (p. 141) *This is a great strategy you could implement. Scramble the letters of the vocabulary your student is working on to make sure they can spell the word!
Don’t create your own material, use these worksheets for practice! Come check these books out from the Project Read Library!