NOTE: NEW LOW, LOW PRICE ONLY $10.95. This is the 2019 edition of the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor (Phonics) Companion Workbook. The Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Companion Workbook is designed to be used with either of Samuel L. Blumenfeld's two great phonics reading instruction textbooks: Alpha-Phonics a Primer for Beginning Readers or his How To Tutor. This Workbook provides EXTRA PRACTICE work for your student using either of Sam Blumenfeld's two phonics reading instruction books. Follows the phonics reading instruction of both teaching books lesson by lesson and provides a wide range of extra practice exercises for your student. Covers all lessons. Includes: fill in the word, match words, find missing words, matching words with illustrations or misspelled words and many more types of very reinforcing practice exercises. While optional, the workbook has been found by many to be very helpful in teaching phonics reading to students. You do not need to be an expert to use this Phonics Workbook. Just like Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor, the reading instruction textbooks, anyone who can read can definitely teach anyone else to read. For sample pages and more details see Search Inside the Book or the Alpha-Phonics website. Written in 1995 by Sam Blumenfeld's long-time friend and colleague Barbara Simkus. Barbara was for many years a professional Tutor in the Detroit area. She felt the need for something extra to be used with some of her students. With Sam Blumenfeld's blessing, she created this Phonics Workbook to accompany Blumenfeld's two phonics reading instruction books. The Phonics Workbook has 53 pages and offers extra practice exercise for every lesson in either of the two instruction textbooks. Some special features of the Phonics Workbook are: (1.) General overall instructions, (2.) Numerous practice Tests plus Answers included (3.) Syllabication Section with 7 pages of instruction and practice on learning how to divide words into syllables (which is very helpful in learning to read and in developing an enlarged vocabulary), (4.) Sturdy Perfect Binding so the pages will not come out. (5.) Exercises include many interesting, reinforcing and skill building exercises like: fill in the missing word, find the misspelled word, circle the word that has a certain feature in it such as a silent (h), plurals vs. singulars, match words that go together from a list of words, circle a correct word after being given a clue, underline words containing a long vowel, determine what letter is missing from the word and many others. Noted Reviewer Cathy Duffy mentions the availability of this Phonics Workbook in her review of Alpha-Phonics found in her 2005 book: 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum. Young beginning reading students enjoy the exercises; even find it fun to do the practice. Available at special prices: ISBN for the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Workbook: 9780941995337. Remember: Alpha-Phonics A Primer for Beginning Readers, the basic phonics reading instruction program, is available at Amazon.com. ISBN: 9780941995320 - now also at a very special price of only$ 22.95. Look also for the great How To Tutor by Blumenfeld: It covers all 3R's: Phonics reading instruction plus Arithmetic and Cursive Handwriting instruction, all in one book ISBN: 9780941995290: $ 12.95). Amazon also offers in a single book form a set of 10 Readers designed (To accompany the two phonics reading instruction books) Readers ISBN: 9780941995344 (Only $ 10.95) The 10 Readers now in one bound book for convenience which follow lesson by lesson as you work through the Alpha-Phonics instruction textbook. Children really enjoy them; say things like: Mommy I am reading my own book Also: Alpha-Phonics Book on CD ROM: ISBN: 9780941995184 & on Flash Drive ISBN: 9780941995412.
About the Author
Barbara Simkus tutored in the suburban Detroit, Michigan, area for many years. She has written several other books beside the Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Phonics Workbook to accompany Sam Blumenfeld's books. She created the two Arithmetic Workbooks and the Cursive Handwriting Workbook which are designed to accompany the Arithmetic and Handwriting sections of Sam Blumenfeld's classic text: How to Tutor (Which, of course, includes his wonderful systematic, intensive phonics reading instruction program). These three workbooks are also available from Amazon (The two Arithmetic Workbooks: The How To Tutor Addition and Subtraction: ISBN 9780941994399 and The How To Tutor Multiplication and Division ISBN: 9780941995405 and The How To Tutor Cursive Workbook: 9780941995382). The long years of experience as a Tutor helped Mrs. Simkus write a Phonics Practice Workbook that truly covers all the bases. Professional Tutors, like Mrs. Simkus, usually only get the tough teaching assignments so her experience over the years prepared her to write Workbooks that zeroed in on the most important needs students have, especially those struggling to learn to read...or do Arithmetic or learn Handwriting. The Phonics Workbook I purchased to help me teach my son to read, along with the Paradigm Company's Alpha-Phonics book, was invaluable to me. My son was not learning to read in school so I tried the Alpha-Phonics after reading about in on the internet. At first he still found it hard to learn what I was trying to teach him. Then I purchased the Phonics Workbook from the same publisher and found that it was a wonderful help, I would even say a Godsend. By showing him the lesson in Alpha-Phonics first, then showing him some extra practice work on the same lesson in the Workbook, he really began to take off! We eventually finished both books, the Workbook and Alpha-Phonics. He is now an above grade level reader. I would gladly recommend the Workbook to anyone starting to teach with Alpha-Phonics. -Mrs. Gary Peeler of Carmichael, California