Those who have been in the public or private education system
for a while will notice this is not the standard way of teaching the ABC's.
This resource is not recommended for those who have difficulty adapting to new
changes and improvements in teaching. If you dislike change
then please don't use this resource. It will only frustrate you and cause unnecessary
However... if you like a challenge and would like to tackle a
different approach, then this material is ideal. With your previous experience
you should be able to present an exciting way of teaching the ABC's.
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Over 200 printable pdf's. you will need these assortment of resources to help with the learning to read and
write program "Deluxe ABC's".
Includes colour alphabet letter printables, black and white alphabet letter printables, numbers,
tracing and writing words, and a bonus story titled 'Lunchtales'. This online guide is the full Deluxe ABC's program,
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Why is it here!
The author of this resource has spent 1000's on educational resource
materials. Many of these now sit idle in boxes in the shed gathering dust,
mildew and mice droppings. Whether the mice are learning anything is doubtful
but they certainly enjoy using the books as a mice-nursery and
exposing their little ones to all this educated material. There is no end to
the writing of books and no end to how many resources you can buy.
This resource will save you lots of money in comparison to other ABC curriculum, especially if you have several
young students to teach. This saving is now passed on to you... from Teaching
Our high standard
This Deluxe ABC's kit is different than the usual syllabus. Cursive letter writing is
introduced immediately which is in stark contrast to the basic 'printed'
letters. If you feel up to the challenge and you believe your student is
capable of attaining the high standard set out in the Deluxe ABC's then go
for it. With your patience, perseverance and your daily enthusiastic input,
your young student will achieve the goals you set out for him or her. If you feel
that the cursive letters are to difficult or inappropriate for your student
print the 'alternative letter' instead.
Who is it for?
The deluxe ABC's kit was written for 5½ - 6½ year old children. It can
be used as a stand-alone teaching tool in schools or for those who wish to teach their
child to read and write at home. It is also ideal as a supplementary resource for students
who are not coping well in the education system or for those who would like
more advanced tutoring materials.
How long will it take?
It is not how fast you complete the lessons, it is how well you have
taught your student the letter sounds and letter formation. It is important
to show your student how each letter is formed when he or she starts writing
Letter formations are
shown in this tutorial with the aid of a chart. The duration of this course completely depends upon each
individual. As a rough guide, your student should have mastered all letters,
letter sounds, numbers 1 - 10 and basic words within 6 months. Don't worry
though if they take longer, it is better to take longer and achieve
excellent results than to rush through the course and cause serious learning
problems later on. These problems have cropped up over and over again in the
main stream education, where literacy and numeracy skills are often rushed and below standard
results are the outcome. This problem is usually due because there are to
many other unnecessary extra curricular activities added.
35 letter sounds
The 35 letter sounds and numbers are
in order of how they should be taught. Follow this sequence for best
results. However ... if you know of a different sequence, you feel is
much better, then you can easily adapt the lessons to suit your teaching
style, that is the beauty of this resource. It is fully adaptable and can be
integrated in any other existing curriculum. Four main teaching reading methods are
described on the following page for further information >>>
Reading Methods by Ingrid Griggs
Handy tip - letter cards
It is recommended to use each coloured letter as indicated from each lesson plan
and laminate these. They will last longer and can be hung on the wall or
handled by your students. These colourful letter cards can also be
incorporated with games and activities. Laminating them will ensure that
they last for the duration needed.
If you have the time, patience and organizational skills, file your
purchased ABC material properly,
it is recommended to print your purchased lesson plan and associated
worksheets. Laminate the colourful letters beforehand, file your lesson plans
and worksheets in a plastic sleeve binder. By being organized you will save
time and money. It is not wise to let your student wait while you're
photocopying or printing, it is not only your student who will loose
interest and enthusiasm quickly... you will too.
There are many worksheets for each lesson. If you find that the
'cursive' letters are inappropriate for your student simply print the
'alternative' letter instead. It is not essential to complete every
worksheet but recommended. It may take two days to complete all worksheets
per lesson, depending on the student.
The method in this course has been fully tested on home tutored children.
Some of these children now attend University or other tertiary
colleges and are excelling because of a good initial grounding. You need
dedication, perseverance and plenty of patience. Don't drop your bundle if
you have begun home tutoring and hit a few rough spots on the way. Be thankful
for the rough spots, it shows your child's weaknesses and you can
concentrate on improving these. Teaching your child to read and write is one of the
most rewarding missions in your life! Be organized
and take one day at a time, don't let others interfere with your goals. Well
meaning people can do a lot of damage to your
confidence. If you know such people it may be better to avoid them as
they can hinder you and your child from achieving a very important milestone in
both your lives. Hang on to those people who encourage you in your efforts
and you could even ask them to help occasionally. Check out the
Reading Methods and
Guide for Parents.
Art and Games
Some games and activities are suggested but there are many more ideas
available. If you are not very creative yourself, try your local library for
some activity books. Start
collecting toilet rolls, al-foil, old tubs, tins, boxes etc. for art
activities. Buy child safe glue, paints and drawing materials. Outdoor games
are healthy and will stir your child's imagination. Look at trees, flowers,
insects, rocks, birds, the sky, grow plants or vegetables, check out ponds,
streams or rivers. Always closely supervise all your activities, accidents
can happen quickly so keep a watch out!
PURCHASE ABC WORKSHEETS HERE--- Over 200 printable pdf's.
you will need to purchase this assortment of resources to help with the learning to read and write program described above.
Includes colour alphabet letter printables, black and white alphabet letter printables, numbers, tracing and
writing words, and a bonus story titled 'Lunchtales'.