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The Beginning Readers Course

Parents, teach your child to read!

Teachers, maximize your teaching time!

  • Research-based
  • Focused and systematic
  • Provides full auditory support
  • Supports NCLB mandate
  • Fun and interactive. Kids love it!
BUY The Beginning Readers Course

 

 

"We just finished level 12. The course has been a big help. My daughter's progress has been noticed by her classroom teacher who wishes her school were online so they could purchase the program for some of their students to use."

Nora, Massachusetts

 

 


What is in the Beginning Readers Course?

The Beginning Readers Course consists of 12 Units. All BRC Units start with 30-50 new high-frequency and sight words.

After seeing and hearing new words students are given opportunity to repeat and apply these words through several practice exercises.

  • Words
    • Students see, hear, and play with words.
  • Sentences
    • Students listen to and read sentences,
    • Combine words into sentences,
    • Find a missing word in a sentence,
    • Make up their own sentences and hear them spoken.
  • Interactive Stories
    • Fun, animated stories.
    • Students can click on sentences and hear them spoken.
    • Interactive Q&A test at the end of a story.
  • Reproducible, printable worksheets
    • Interactive practice exercises are always followed by printable worksheets. It is as much important to practice writing skills as well as reading skills.
  • End-of-Unit diagnostic tests
    • End-of-Unit tests help teachers customize learning sessions according to students needs.
  • Progress-monitoring tools
    • Scores are recorded and kept in Student Reports.






Units Overview

UNIT Units Content
1 Words with: a as in bag, i as in pig, o as in hot
Sight Words: a, am, are, for, I, is, of, on,the,to, was
2 Words with: e as in pet, u as in cup, th as in this
Sight Words: put, said, there
3 Words with: a as in ape, i as in kite, sh as in ship, ll as in will, ck as in sock
Sight Words: he, my, me, go, you, give, wash, from, be, we, all
4 Words with: ch as in chick, o as in bone, u as in mule, e as in Pete, th as in thin, fl as in flip, sk as in skip, sl as in slide, gl as in glide
Sight Words: friend, no, some, with, one, fall, does, her, so
5 Words with: ie as in pie, oe as in toe, ee as in bee, all as in ball, tch as in witch, gr as in grip, cr as in crab
Sight Words: again, both, by, color, do,inside,or,over, pulled,through, turn, until, went, when, yell
6 Words with: oa as in goat, ai as in pail, ea as in seal, pl as in plane, fr as in frog, tr as in tree, sp as in spot, th as in teeth, ng as in king, wh as in when
Sight Words: as, children, day, enough, full, have, here, live, our, out, they
7 Words with: oo as in moon, ow as in cow, ou as in mouse, nk as in ink, le as in apple, ss as in mess, tt as in bottom, ff as in off, lt as in melt
Sight Words: eight, lives, tired, two, were
8 Words with: ar as in car, cr as in crab, or as in born, sc as in scar, st as in step
Sight Words: his, your,yours
9 Words with: ow as in snow, er as in hammer, aw as in saw, nd as in end, pr as in prop, dd as in ladder
Sight Words: colors, door, yet, yard
10 Words with: ay as in day, y as in my, lp as in help, br as in Brad,
Sight Words: where, why
11 Words with: wa as in water, ur as in turn, alk as in walk, y as in baby, y as in yellow, wh as in where, j as in jump
Sight Words: girls, says, their, today
12 Words with: oy as in boy, al as in palm, ir as in bird, c as in city, sm as in small, sw as in sweet, mp as in jump
Sight Words: bald

Learning Sessions Overview

Units are conveniently subdivided into15-minutes learning sessions (LSs).

 

LS1 See and hear new words and phonic structures.

Interactive Game: The Magic Words Show
Click on a word and hear it spoken.
Worksheets: Recognize the new words in a colorful word search exercise.

LS2 Practice reading and writing of the new words.

Interactive Game: Cat and the Words From the Hat
Listen to a word the cat says, and then click on the button where you see that word.
Worksheets:  Practice writing the new words. Complete the words with the  missing letter, and then write the entire word.

LS3 Continue practicing the new words.

Interactive Game: Parrot the Words. Three colorful parrots will say one word each. Read the word on the bird stand. Drag and drop onto the stand the parrot that says the written word.
Worksheets: Practice writing the new words.

LS4, LS5 Read and recognize  the new words in sentences.

Interactive Game: The Word Dropping Cat
Listen to the sentence the Mouse says.  The Cat will drop one word from the written sentence. Click on the missing word.
Worksheets: Practice reading and writing. Complete the sentence with the missing word.

LS6, LS7 Continue practicing the new words in sentences.

Interactive Game: The Words Scrambling Cat
Listen to the sentence the Mouse says.
The Cat will scramble the words. Drag the words above the yellow line and arrange them in the correct order.
Worksheets: Unscramble the sentences.

LS8 Practice writing sentences of your own.

Interactive Game: The Wild, Wild Sentences
Go wild with words! From the group of random words  select and arrange words to create a sentence of your own. Click on the cat to hear your  sentence  spoken.
Worksheets: Create  sentences of your own from the set of available words.


LS9 Try to read  the story on your own.  Practice the new words and review the old ones from the previous units.

Click on the sentences to hear them spoken to check whether you read them correctly.

 

Keys to Success

There is a lot of flexibility in how you can use this course.
 
The 15-30 minute LSs are made to fit into young student's attention span and your schedule.

The following are some very important recommendations that will assure the successful use of The BRC:
  • Do the units in order! Do not skip units. Each unit covers important phonic structures, consonant blends or consonant digraphs. The words related to these structures that appeared in previous units will reappear in later units.
     
  • Do the learning sessions in order! LSs are designed to gradually lead young reader from getting acquainted with new words in the first learning session (LS1) to using and recognizing these words in sentences and stories in the subsequent  learning sessions.

  • Continuity is important. You may work on one LS for several  days or do two LSs in one day. The only important thing is to work continuously and  regularly, be it every day or a couple of times a week.

  • Be flexible. It is recommended that a student works on one LS   15-30 minutes a day. There is a lot of flexibility in how you can use that time. You can do only the interactive program during one session, and then do the worksheets the next day. Or you can do a little bit of both for 2-3 days until the LS is finished.

  • Do not skip worksheets! One LS consists of one interactive program and several worksheets. It is very important that interactive programs are followed by worksheets. It will help your young reader  practice writing and will give him/her opportunity to read again the same words he/she learned and heard in the interactive program. This is a very valuable reinforcement, so please do not skip it.

  • Repeat if necessary.  If you feel that the child is still having problems with some of the words covered in one of the previous units, it is OK to go back and review that entire unit or parts of it, before continuing with the current unit.

  • Give awards! Encourage the child by awarding him/her with a colorful certificate. The certificates are available on My Dositey Home page when parent/instructor  logs in.



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