How and where to useUse Easy-for-Me™ Complete Teaching Kit in the Kindergarten classroom
Easy-for-Me™ is perfect for beginners, and if used as outlined will prevent learning difficulties for children who would otherwise struggle in learning to read. Some children come to Kindergarten with a rich background in preschool. Other children have not experienced preschool and are truly beginners. While many kids make it through Kindergarten just fine, there are always some who are unsure of the basics as they go into first grade. The goal of Easy-for-Me™ is to teach essential reading skills in a way that is compatible with the young child’s own developmental stage. We use body motions, images, hands-on activities, stories, and other brain-friendly strategies rather than memorization and drill. This approach ensures no child is left behind.
Use Easy-for-Me™ Complete Teaching Kit in the first-grade classroom
Teachers in first-grade classrooms will welcome incoming students who possess a wide variety of skill levels. Some children are ready to rocket ahead, while others need some reinforcing of letters and sounds. Still others come with little to no preparation, depending on their school experience the previous year. Using this Easy-for-Me™ Kit in the first-grade classroom will ensure that every child acquires essential reading skills. For those children who need to catch up, just progress through the self-paced lessons. For those who are progressing easily, you can raise the difficulty level by using small group instruction, using additional readers, introducing the SnapWords® more rapidly, and expanding the writing projects. The end-of-year result will be that all your students will leave first-grade with a complete array of basic skills, they will be reading and writing, and will be prepared for more advanced work the following year.
Use Easy-for-Me™ Teaching Kits in Special Education
The Easy-for-Me™ approach to teaching reading is very effective for children who have not been able to learn to read using traditional methods. This program is skill-based and has a track record of bringing even older, non-readers to success. Easy-for-Me™ works because all skills are specifically taught, and because a multi-sensory, right-brained approach is effective when traditional ones fall short.
We speak with great enthusiasm of the effectiveness of Easy-for-Me™ because over the years we have heard from parents of children as old as 11, who struggled with severe dyslexia and who had been unable to learn letters and sounds. The Easy-for-Me™ reading program helped these children to successfully overcome these challenges, becoming proficient in reading and writing!
What is included?
- Easy-for-Me™ Teaching Manual
- Student Activities Download
- Alphabet Tales
- Alphabet Teaching Cards
- Display Alphabet
- SnapWords® List A Teaching Cards
- SnapWords® List A Pocket Chart Cards
- SnapWords® Numbers, Colors, Days, Months, & Seasons Teaching Cards
- SnapWords® Numbers, Colors, Days, Months, & Seasons Pocket Chart Cards
- Easy-for-Me™ Teaching Posters
- Teaching Posters Blackline Masters
- Easy-for-Me™ Children's Readers A, 7-pack
- How to Teach SnapWords®