At Last! is flexible because it can be implemented with any Developmental Literature-Based Readers of your choice.

Note: Pecci Reading Series is now available: Pre-Primer I, Pre-Primer II, Pre-Primer III, Primer, and 11Reader. Be assured that Success is all in the Foundation. To order go to "Place Order."


There are 3 Stages
to Independent Reading :


 Stage 1 - What's the Clue? 
 

Students learn to decode words based on the Phonics Sounds and the Context. Note that you make it impossible for the students to fail because "the teacher guides." After the word is known, they simultaneously SOUND and UNDERLINE the Phonics Sounds from left-to-right :


 Teacher :
 
Student :
 
cat -My pet is a -
What's the clue?
c a t
c a t

live -In which house do you -
What's the clue?
l i v e
l i v


 Stage 2 - What's the Family? 
 

When NO PHONICS EXCEPTIONS are taught, the entire English language can be neatly divided into four simple groups called "families" (also currently referred to as "phonograms" and "rimes"). Students learn to decode words by these UNITS :


  Teacher :
 
Student :  
 
make -Underline A-K-E
What's the family?
What's the word?
     a k e
a k e
m a k e


Extensive exercises are provided in At Last! which cover almost every vowel/consonant combination. Following is one example of each of the four groups with the letter "A." These exercises are interactive : The students sound out the family, the teacher dictates the initial consonant/s (currently referred to as onset/s), and the students read back the word. (These exercises can also be used as a supplement to any reading program.) :

Take the following test and see how easily you can place each family into its corresponding group : aim, ad, aw, ale.          Next

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