The description for the Let Me Read: Step 2 curriculum e-book is found at this link here. Please read it there for the description and to see the sample pages.
This product page is for those who want to try out bits of this new curriculum, rather than investing in the entire book at first.
The products on this page are all pdf printable/downloadable. (Nothing will be shipped.) These sampler items are also not to be considered complete books but rather are a selection of pages from within the curriculum e-book, Let Me Read: Step 2.
There are 7 options to choose from, described as follows:
Peppermint Stick’s Teacher Training: These pages from the Let Me Read: Step 2 curriculum are similar to those found in Let Me Read: Step 1. The plan is for these “teacher training” pages to be a part of Let Me Read: Step 3 and Step 4 e-books as well. Think of these pages as a sort of “crash course” in an old-fashioned-almost-forgotten style of teacher’s college where once upon a time (e.g. 1950’s in Ontario), would-be teachers were taught HOW TO teach reading in a variety of methods so that they could teach a variety of learners in their one-room schoolhouses or town classrooms. (This could be entitled “Reading 101” in our generation.) It gives details behind why our literacy curriculum does what it does – the background – along with some tips for those interested in teaching their child(ren) how to read well. You can see the first 2 pages of this within the free pdf sample pages at this blog link here. To purchase the full Peppermint Stick’s Teacher Training pages is essentially pages 7-28 of Section A. It would be of interest to our customers who are public or private teachers and are now homeschoolers or still in the classroom wanting more direction in literacy methodology.
Personal note: My sister and I were taught how to read by our mom as homeschoolers in kindergarten and we could read very well when we then entered grade 1 in the public school. (For example, that fall, my grade 1 teacher sent me out to the school library during her reading class so that I and a few other students who could already read well, could enjoy reading the stories of the Billy and Blaze series, Flicka, Dicka, Ricka, and similar with the librarian in a small group.) If you look through vintage readers and see the literacy level expected for grade 1 or primer level, this was accomplished in homeschool during the kindergarten year and in my mom’s grade 1 classrooms, by around Christmas time in the grade 1 year, back in the 1950’s-60’s. Her classes included children of a variety of abilities (“gifted, average, and below average”) and they loved her as a teacher; she made learning fun for them! Later, it was my mom who taught me how to teach reading so I could tutor a young, struggling student and then later my own children – in other words, my “teacher’s college” training is actually based on what she learned through her college classes and experiences many decades ago, not on the more recent trends. It was difficult to find curriculum which taught literacy skills like my mom so I created this series while teaching my own children with much input from her and the notes she kept over the years.
Sample Weeks: I’ve chosen 6 different themed weeks for you to consider trying for a small cost. These sample weeks do not include the word families/ladder cards, do not include teacher training, and do not include the supplementary pages in Sections E or F. However, they do include the material for that week from Sections B and C so that you to get a real feel of the program.
The sample week themes you can choose from for “a la carte” are (in no particular order):
Sweet Words (e.g. birthday party)
Exploring Words (outdoor theme)
Fall Words (autumn season)