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Complete Set

Complete Set

This is a set of six educational tutoring books for parents who are interested in tutoring their children. The set is comprised of the following:
Reading Foundation Parent Guide
Reading Foundation Workbook
Blending and Segmenting Parent Guide
Blending and Segmenting Workbook
Comprehension Intervention
Understanding Words

Two additional books are considered important and are optional for purchase outside of the set of six books. These two additional books are:
Complementary Resources
Turnkey Guidebook


Blending and Segmenting Parent Guide

Blending and Segmenting Parent Guide

The Blending and Segmenting Parent Guide includes strategies for building decoding skills, recognizing word parts, blends, digraphs, vowel patterns, etc. Blending and Segmenting Parent Guide takes reading to the next level. Through the use of this book, parents will be able to help children avoid one of the key reading deficits, inability to decode.

What does it mean when a teacher says your child is unable to decode unknown words, and that it impacts the child's reading fluency?

It means your child is unable to decipher unfamiliar words or does not understand how letter-sounds form words, and how the ability to segment and blend word parts play a vital role in reading fluency and comprehension. Blending and Segmenting Parent’ Guide shows parents how to address this deficit, and provides strategies on building blending and segmenting skills.Use this resource to develop proficient readers who understand how to decode and segment word parts.

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Blending and Segmenting Parent Guide Workbook

Blending and Segmenting Workbook
 Independent practice associated with blending and segmenting

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Blending and Segmenting Workbook

Blending and Segmenting Workbook

Blending and Segmenting Workbook is especially designed so children can develop and practice decoding skills, ultimately understanding how letter sounds merge to make consonant vowel consonant (CVC Words), consonant consonant vowel consonant (CCVC Words), and consonant vowel consonant consonant words (CVCC Words).

The activities included in this workbook will allow children to practice sounding consonant blends, digraphs, vowel pairs, diphthongs, and much more. Children will be better able to decode unfamiliar words once they acquire a deeper understanding of these word parts. Once children utilize the strategies and activities they will be able to decode unfamiliar words with automaticity.

Your children will especially enjoy participating in sounding tongue twisting L, R, and S blends as they read the exciting stories. You will be surprised at how quickly they begin demonstrating the ability to read fluently and literally and inferentially comprehend what's being read. 

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Complementary Resources - Reading Strategies

Complementary Resources - Activities

This book includes additional activities associated with phonics, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary/grammar, and comprehension. The Complementary Resources book is only available in English.

You'll find that it is comprised of activities designed to aid in the production of letter sounds, letter-sound relationships, association of letter/sounds/pictures, and understanding of the differences between uppercase and lowercase letters. Tactile activities are encouraged through letters/words/ picture sort activities, coupled with actions for making distinctions between vowels and consonants.

Users will also find activities for enhancing decoding strategies, monitoring fluency levels, improving vocabulary and grammar, and enhancing comprehension skills. Complementary Resources supplements the entire series; Reading Foundation, Blending and Segmenting, Understanding Words, and Comprehension Intervention.

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Comprehension Intervention

Comprehension Intervention

Comprehension Intervention was designed to help parents address the deficits associated with lack of comprehension skills. It begins with increasing parents’ awareness of various reading genres, and provides strategies for helping children understand literary elements and text structures.

One of the key strategies for building comprehension skills is questioning; therefore, Comprehension Intervention guides parents in effective questioning of fiction and nonfiction texts, in order to inspire a deeper understanding of the various texts children read.

Parents who use  comprehension intervention are amazed at how much they will be able to help their children conduct close reading, and ultimately increase their comprehension skills simply by following the steps outlined in the book.


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Reading Foundation Parent Guide

Reading Foundation Parent Guide

Reading Foundation Parent Guide literally brings letters to life. This means your child will enjoy the pleasant conversations between uppercase and lowercase letters. In addition, the book includes strategies and skills parents need to help children understand differences between consonants, vowels, uppercase, and lowercase letters. Children will have fun using the guided letter-writing activities. 

Teachers will tell you how important it is that your child is phonemically and phonetically aware. What does that mean?

The first step on the journey to becoming a proficient reader is being phonemically and phonetically aware. Doing so entails an awareness of sound and phonemes. Children are required to sound letters, but often this is without understanding the importance of the tongue and lips in the process. Reading Foundation Parent Guide includes a lip formation chart which demonstrates how children should form their lips when making sounds. Parents will appreciate this guidance as they seek to build or improve phonemic and phonetic awareness.

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Reading Foundation Parent Guide and Workbook

Reading Foundation Workbook

Reading Foundation Workbook was designed especially for parents who are desirous of teaching their children the differences between upper and lowercase letters, consonants and vowels. It is laced with activities that parents use to help their children learn to write upper and lowercase letters. 

No longer will parents find it difficult helping their children recall letter sounds, because our lip formation chart demonstartes how the mouth should be formed when making all letter sounds, inclusive of short and long vowel sounds. 


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Turnkey Guidebook

Turnkey Guidebook

Need an intervention plan for assisting your struggling reader? Turnkey Guide provides the steps for 4-9 week intervention programs. In so doing, you will utilize the complete set of books while addressing phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Ask your child's teacher to detail the specific areas in which your child has a deficit, and then use the Turnkey guide to plan a strategy for tackling the problem. The Turnkey Guidebook is only available in English.

Turnkey Guidebook is a valuable resource designed to guide and support users in their planning. It includes a lesson planning template which is divided into several sections thereby making it easy for teachers, parents, and program directors to determine weekly targeted focus areas. Next, it lists guided and independent activities for addressing phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding skills, grammar, vocabulary, fluency, or comprehension.

This guide also specifies content area sections of the reading series; Reading Foundation, Blending and Segmenting, Understanding Words, and Comprehension Intervention; therefore, users will find this guide to be a valuable source of information that is extremely useful in helping them utilize the Parents as Tutors’ reading resources.


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Understanding Words - Grammar and Vocabulary - Full guide

Understanding Words - Full Guide
Grammar and Vocabulary 

Help your child understand the rigors of grammar and vocabulary.

Understanding Words focuses on helping parents teach children the rigors of grammar and vocabulary. Parents will be pleased with the straightforward and simple manner in which the rules associated with elements of grammar and vocabulary are presented, thereby making it easy for them to assist their children. Parents will absolutely enjoy knowing how to help their children practice the application of these rules in creating, analyzing, and comprehending sentence structures.

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