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The Ladder of Literacy
Introduction Learning to read is like climbing a ladder. A person is not illiterate one day and literate the next. It is a gradual climb and there is no top to a ladder of literacy. Everyone can continue climbing to achieve their personal goals.
The Laubach Way to Reading LWR uses a structured format, enabling a volunteer with no teaching experience to be a successful tutor. The LWR series teaches more than 260 basic reading skills in a systematic, sequential way.
The Laubach Way to Reading There are many ways to teach reading and writing. The Laubach Way to Reading is one way that has proven effective with adults with little or no reading ability. Designed to teach students to read the language they speak as quickly and enjoyably as possible
Content of LWR There are four Skill Books in the series. The books enable a beginning student to acquire a reading level of approximately fifth grade.
Skill Book 1 Lays the foundation for reading. Teaches one sound for each letter, and how to blend the sounds to decode words.
Skill Book 1 Supplementary Readers: In the Valley More Stories 1 Crossword Puzzles Focus on Phonics-1 Workbook for Student
Skill Book 2 The LWR series sorts out the difficult sound system of the English language. The English sound system comprises of: 26 letters make up 43 sounds 18 sounds for the five vowels 22 spellings for the five long vowel sounds 88% of common English words have regular spellings.
The little bee is on the beautiful red flower. How many sounds does the letter e make in following sentence? How many sounds does the letter e make in sentence below? Ellen Bell sells fresh eggs. The Laubach Way to Reading Series avoids confusion by teaching only one vowel sound at a time.
Skill Book 2 Supplementary Readers: City Living More Stories 2 Workbook for Student Focus on Phonics-2a Short Vowel Sounds Two for the Road Pat King’s Family Focus on Phonics-2b Consonant Blends Skill Book 1 Skill Book 2
Skill Book 3 Introduces long vowel sounds. Includes longer stories with material relevant to the student’s life. Includes practical, life skills material. Introduces cursive writing.
Skill Book 3 Supplementary Readers: Changes More Stories 3 Laubach Way to Cursive Writing Workbook for Student Focus on Phonics-3 Long Vowel Sounds Five Dog Night The Many Ears of CB Radio Crossword Puzzles Skill Book 1 Skill Book 2 Skill Book 3
Skill Book 4 Presents the remaining vowel sounds such as /oo/, /ou/, /oi/, etc. Presents consonant sounds with irregular spellings (ph, kn, etc.) By the end of this book, students will have learned all of the word attack and phonic skills needed to decode words. Students will know how to look up words in a dictionary.
Skill Book 4 Supplementary Readers: People and Places More Stories 4 Workbook for Student Focus on Phonics-4 Other Vowel Sounds Consonant Spellings Crossword Puzzles Skill Book 1 Skill Book 2 Skill Book 3 Skill Book 4
Teacher’s Manual Very detailed instructions for the tutor. Reduced copies of each page from Skill books to help in preparing lessons.
Supplementary Materials Checkup Provides means of assessing how the student and tutor are doing What needs added emphasis or reinforcement as student progresses Certificate Given to recognize the student’s completion of each level
Skill Book 1 Skill Book 2 Skill Book 3 Skill Book 4 ANY QUESTIONS