Phonics Pathways Boosters!: Fun Games and Teaching Aids to Jump-Start Reading

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Based on the best-seller Phonics Pathways, a complete approach to teaching phonics and early reading

Dolores Hiskes has developed a wealth of helpful teaching aides based on her best-selling book Phonics Pathways. This booster pack includes 46 double-sided flash cards that illustrate the sounds and spelling patterns of the English language; Speaking Pathways, a lively 35-minute audio CD that demonstrates the sounds of spoken English; and three fun phonics games: WordWorks, which reviews and reinforces phonics reading skills, Blendlt, which reinforces knowledge of beginning spelling patterns, and The Train Game, which features individual "train car" cards that kids put together to make longer words.

  • Companion CD demonstrates the sounds of spoken English
  • Contains games that have been classroom-tested and proven effective
  • Offers aides that are at once challenging and a fun way to learn reading skills

These powerful phonics teaching tools can be used with beginning readers, English language learners, dyslexic students, or children with attention deficits.

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Phonics Pathway Boosters! is based on Dolores G. Hiskes's classic resource Phonics Pathways. This value-packed book offers a selection of lively teaching aids and fun-filled games that were created to enhance phonics and reading instruction for fans of Phonics Pathways and can also be used effectively with other reading programs.

Phonics Pathways Boosters! includes 46 double-sided flash cards that illustrate the sounds and spelling patterns of the English language. The engaging Speaking Pathways CD offers a 35-minute audio recording demonstrating the sounds of spoken English. In addition, the book contains three fun phonics games:

  • BlendIt! develops blending skills and reinforces knowledge of beginning spelling patterns

  • WordWorks reviews and reinforces knowledge of more advanced phonics reading skills

  • The Train Game features individual "train car" cards that kids put together to make longer multi-syllable words

These powerful phonics teaching tools can be used with beginning readers, English language learners, dyslexic students, or children with attention deficits.

Praise for Phonics Pathways Boosters!

"Anyone who uses Dolores's books will find Phonics Pathways Boosters! a great addition to help struggling students achieve. This book saved me a lot of time, money, and frustration in trying to create activities to advance student learning."
Elizabeth Carr, literacy coordinator, New York

"Phonics Pathways Boosters provides teachers and homeschool parents a wonderful resource that will add rich phonics instruction while providing endless enjoyment. What a great way to make learning phonics fun!"
Jennifer Wagaman, 321Learn.net

"In the past, I have had to create my own games for reading because so many of the ones on the market include too many sight words. I am happy to have some phonics-based games that are ready to go!"
Jennifer Breedlove, homeschool mom and former elementary teacher

"I've been waiting for phonics flash cards to match Phonics Pathways for years! You will find them invaluable."
Sandra Elam, Washington D.C. area director, The National Right to Read Foundation

About the Author:

Using her materials, Dolores G. Hiskes has implemented a number of school and community tutoring programs, such as the highly touted YES Reading Center in Palo Alto, CA. She has tutored reading for over thirty years, and trained teachers from all over the world. She also has collected classic old reading and spelling texts from English-speaking countries worldwide, including New Zealand, Australia, The United Kingdom, and Canada, which she incorporates into her instruction. Well-published in professional journals and a winner of numerous honors, she publishes a free on-line newsletter about teaching reading, called Phonics Talk (www.dorbooks.com). She has trained teachers in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada, as well as throughout the United States.

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