This updated edition of Noah Webster’s classic Blue-Backed Speller is appropriate for any student who needs a stronger foundation in reading, phonics, and spelling. It provides additional practice in the application of phonics rules; blends and words are arranged to correlate with the sequence in which the special phonics sounds are taught.
|Suggested Grade: Kindergarten - 1st|
|Author: Darrel A. Trulson|
|Softbound: 138 pages|
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I have used this for both my children and shared it with others. It is easy and well structured for a good basis in learning to read.
Great reference book for teaching phonics/reading skills. Well written & easy to use. Am looking forward to using it this year for my kindergarten student. She's already a solid reader, but we purchased this to teach/reinforce decoding skills.
Over 9 years of homeschooling, I have looked at and used a lot of materials. For teaching reading, one of the biggest hurdles is moving from independent letter sounds to blending the sounds into words. Noah Webster figured out the most effective and painless way of achieving that goal, which is why his book was so valuable for so long. Thank you to Christian Liberty for remaking the book into a current, beautiful and extremely helpful book. I cannot believe the reasonable price too! Great job!
It is good to see and use the public school textbooks from the past. Noah Webster was a good gut--the father of America's public education, and yet his books are full of morality and Biblical principles. Unlike today's modern public school reading books, these actually teach the children God's truths. The reading techniques are basic and direct--and I like that: these are the letters and their sounds--learn them. Then, there are lessons based upon specific vowel sounds or consonant blends. At the end of the book there are reading charts where one can review words and lessons, and even a few Bible stories and Biblical moral lessons for the children to read and understand. Our two-and-a-half year old has learned her letter sounds and is beginning to sound out short words. Children (with parents who work with them)are capable of learning much more than public schools give them credit for.