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TRY OUR NEW READINGKEY WEEKLY LAYOUT!

ReadingKEY Weekly gives quick access to the most important ReadingKEY files displayed in a week by week basis.  This makes it easier to pinpoint exactly what you need without printing materials that you won't be using for weeks or months.  Click the link above and select the Grade you would like and then choose the week (Lesson) from the horizontal blue bar.  You can then quickly open files for the teacher Classroom Lists, Student Lists, Vocabulary Building Worksheets, Homework and Friday Tests for just that week!  You can also use ReadingKEY Weekly as an informal way to quickly identify student reading level. Because of the large file size, the audio for this is not available on the CD, but is available online with your ReadingKEY subscription.

Increase Math Test Scores in 2 Weeks
MathFactGenius

It's nearly impossible for students to complete problems in - Long Division - Fractions - Decimals - or Geometry, unless.... all 100 multiplication facts are
mastered first!  Make sure your students know the multiplication facts when test time starts.  Use
MathFactGenius daily for 2 weeks and you'll be amazed at the progress.  Free to ReadingKEY members for this school year!
Click Below

JUMP TO GRADE LEVEL MATERIALS BELOW - K - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

SUPERTEST - An Immensely Powerful Precision Teaching Tool

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to show your student their grade level reading words on the computer screen and then be able to click next to the words he/she doesn't know and have the computer remember these words and use them in important learning activities?  If your answer is YES to this long run-on sentence, then you'll love our SUPERTEST.  We recently finished our new SUPERTEST which not only makes identifying unknown reading words a breeze, but at the click of a button makes either practice cards (organizing words into small vowel sound groups) or a powerful worksheet activity giving practice with alphabetical order - scrambled letters - and sentence writing.   And Yes! - the practice worksheet is automatically made using ONLY the words you clicked "next to" on the SuperTEST.  Running this program will often give a warning that it uses "Active Content."  This is normal and important for the test as it uses your computer's memory to "remember" student name and words answered incorrectly etc.  If a warning bar appears this is normal so please allow the active content to run to engage in some immensely powerful diagnosis and learning!

Vocabulary Building Worksheets
Also in ReadingKEY Weekly above

 


An amazing tool for learning difficult or confusing words. 
Are there words your student has trouble learning? who-how, want-went, were-where, and the list goes on and on.  Or maybe your student just needs a powerful tool to learn any reading words.  If you answer "yes" to either  of these situations you absolutely must try our new brain-based word learning trick called "Ping-Pong."  Just type in those difficult words and watch Ping-Pong make a very special practice sheet in a way that stimulates the transfer of information from short to long-term memory like nothing you've ever seen!  So give it a try - We promise you'll be absolutely amazed! 
Click PING-PONG to begin.

Original Worksheet Index Grades 1-3
Grade 3 Vocab Worksheet Index
Grade 4 Vocab Worksheet Index
Grade 5 Vocab Worksheet Index
Grade 6 Vocab Worksheet Indexx
Stopwatch Timer

Use this online stopwatch for timing classroom students during the Classroom Reading Wall Activity They absolutely love seeing their names on the board with their time next to it!

     
Handwriting Worksheet Maker Database Reading TEST
Teacher Link - Principal Link

Make full-page handwriting worksheets in seconds for practice in basic Print - D'Nealian style or Cursive. Just type a letter, a word, student's name, short sentence or even a paragraph and watch the page fill instantly with traceable dots for high quality handwriting practice. Must be online to use this program.

Use the Database Reading Test to identify your student's precise reading level - fluency problems - and where to start with the ReadingKEY Program.  View student test results online row by row. Print a professional Test Summary Page of test results for conferences or record keeping. If you are a teacher or parent, click the Teacher Link above. Principals can also see test scores of all students in all classrooms from the Principal Link.

  Kindergarten ReadingKEY

File 1

Kindergarten Curriculum Outline - Skills Test and Checklist
Shows what academic skills should be taught in kindergarten and what a child should know by the end of the school year. (1 Page)

File 1B

Online
Alphabet Letter
Consonant Test

No Database

Alphabet and Consonant Sound Test - No Database
Mastery of alphabet letter names and consonant sounds are the first essential steps in teaching a child to read successfully.  Failure to achieve this will dramatically slow a student's reading progress.  While File #1 above allows you to print out a page and and test your student by marking answers with a pencil, this new computer based test greatly speeds the process by allowing you to click answers with your mouse!  It also gives a professional layout that can be shown to parents and automatically makes a powerful "Practice Sheet" using our "Ping-Pong" strategy which you can cut-out and tape to the top right of each child's desk!   Great for Kindergarten or Pre-K Teachers to use each marking period.  See our new version of this test in File 1C below which includes a database for keeping track of student test results all year long!

File 1C

BEGIN
PRE-READING TEST

New Alphabet & Consonant Sounds Test  - With Database
Just like the above Alphabet Test in File 1B, this test also allows you to pinpoint the alphabet letters and sounds students do and do not know.  However, this new version includes a database so you can keep track of all your students all year long!  The user friendly database allows you to view all student test results in a row by row format.  You can toggle the screen to view percentage passed or detailed student results of each test category. In other words, click a button in the database and instantly see which capitals, lowercase or consonant sounds were said correctly or incorrectly for each student in a row by row format.  Another new feature of this test is that it includes quick links to practice worksheets for the letters not mastered.  Before you had to write down letters not passed, go back to our index and track down the correct practice materials.  Now you can do it all on one page - a very big time saver!  Click the link at left to get started.  New users need to register first to make their own database account which takes about 2 minutes.  Requires an active ReadingKEY password to access the database.

File 2

BEHAVIOR STRATEGY CARDS
The Most Important Rule in Life - 
If I Work Hard and Be Nice to Others.............

The majority of behavior problems can be dramatically reduced if we concentrate behavioral intervention strategies among children younger than 7 years old (the ages in which permanent personality traits are developing).  Laying a foundation for all of this, it is essential to give children some "common-sense" logic on how to achieve a better life.  To accomplish this, we've made a simple "colorful" phrase which can be printed on an 8x11 piece of paper.  It is called the "Most Important Rule in Life" - which is - "If I work hard and be nice to others then good things will come my way.This phrase is printed in colorful letters on a single page and should be posted throughout your classrooms and halls of all Kindergarten and Grade 1 students.  Whenever you ask  - What is the most important rule in life? - the child should be able to recite the above answer immediately. If this phrase is memorized by your students, we will have given them important "Meaning" as to why they should demonstrate positive behaviors in school and in society. (1 Page).

File 3

BEHAVIOR STRATEGY CARDS
The 3 Steps if Someone is Bothering You -

Many students respond to conflicts from minor "name calling" to "bumps in the lunch line" by becoming angry immediately.  The words printed on this 3 page file are a proven technique for dramatically reducing student conflicts in elementary school and is one that desperately needs to be started in Kindergarten or earlier.  Major student conflicts will be diffused immediately when children put these 3 steps into real practice.  Have your students memorize the 3 steps in this phrase and they will have the skills and confidence to deal with all types of conflicts.    When you see a major conflict about to erupt - look at the child - hold up 3 fingers and say - "3 STEPS" - Nine times out of ten - the child will follow the 3 steps and immediately diffuse the situation.  So what are these magical steps with the power to move mountains?  Download the file and find out (3 Pages).

Alphabet Memorizing Cartoon Characters
The very first step in learning-to-read....
GET THOSE ALPHABET LETTER NAMES MEMORIZED !!
Each letter of the alphabet is on a full size  8x11 paper and associated with a unique and creative cartoon character to enhance memorization.  To further enhance efficiency of memorization - we now have the letters listed separately in lowercase and uppercase.  26 pages each file.
The next 3 files also help with alphabet letter memorization.

File 5A

Alphabet Activity Sheets
The Alphabet Cartoon Characters come to life in this fun activity which teaches - writing the letter - basic colors - spatial positioning - size variations and many other important kindergarten skills.  This is a teacher directed activity which takes about 15-20 minutes.

File 5B

GO TO
MEMORIZING
TRICK INDEX

Alphabet Letter Memorizing Trick
WOW! - A very powerful and fun technique for achieving rapid memorization of the alphabet letter names.  This memorizing procedure (known as sequential memorization) dramatically reduces the usual time required for memorizing the letters of the alphabet.  While the technique is excellent for all students, its effectiveness is especially helpful for slower learning students who have difficulties with conventional teaching methods. 

File 6A

Alphabet Letter Writing Practice Sheets - Lowercase Letters
Perfect as a follow-up to the above classroom activity.  Kindergarten students can do this on their own after a 1 minute explanation by the teacher. Each sheet teaches how to write the lowercase letter while also  further solidifying the memorization of the letter name.  Has a black and white "Phonics Character" line drawing which students color to help with letter sound memorization. Each worksheet is about a 15-20 minute activity.  

File 6B

The "Amazing" - "Incredible" Handwriting Worksheet Maker
A fantastic way to improve penmanship writing skills. You can now make custom handwriting practice worksheets for single words - multiple words - a student's name - sentences and paragraphs. Choose from Print - D'Nealian style - and Cursive.
NOTE
- You must be online to use the Handwriting Worksheet Maker since the program which makes the worksheets is on our server.

File 7

Reading Strategies
These 7 pages summarize 15 years of research explaining a unique set of strategies for greatly accelerating reading progress in any child. 

File 7A

SLAPPER - Recognition Memory Game
SLAPPER is a highly motivational game that helps students reach permanent memorization of almost any information.  Use SLAPPER in a "one-on-one" situation to introduce new letters or sounds.  It is also very effective for students who have trouble memorizing certain consonant or vowel sounds.  While SLAPPER is excellent for memorization of phonics related material, it is also excellent for memorizing any information, including - letter names - confusing words (where were who how want what etc) - and even math facts.  Although it is listed here in the Kindergarten section - it is perfect for students of any age.
NOTE:  This game is also a fantastic "ice-breaker" for new students you are seeing for the first time.

File 8A

b-d-b-d Letter Teaching Strategies - Large Class Practice Sheets
Excellent group activity for children who become a little confused looking at the letters - b and d, you won't find a better technique for learning - "which is which."  (5 Pages) 

File 8B

b-d-b-d Personal Study Practice Sheet
Great for getting those b's and d's memorized
when working with one child at a time.

File 9

Short Vowel Sound Wall Strips
Full size 8x11 inch visual examples for the long and short vowel sounds.  These provide an attractive strategy for remembering the "difficult to learn" short vowel sounds.  File 6A contains the five short vowel sound sheets and file 6B (below) contains the five long vowel sheets.  (5 Pages)

File 10

Long Vowel Sound Wall Strips
Same as above except contains the five long vowel sounds.
(5 Pages)
File 11 A-B-C-D
Cards
 1-5
Cards
6-10
Cards
11-15
Cards
16-20

CVC Wall Picture Cards
Each of these colorful 20 CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) picture words are formatted for an 8x11 piece of paper for full size viewing on a bedroom or classroom wall.  Kindergarten students should be ready for these words at least by the last 3 months of Kindergarten and should be reviewed the first month of 1st grade.   These 20 picture cards contain every consonant and vowel sound except "Y."

File 12

CVC Letter-Word Tracing Worksheet
The above 20 CVC words are used in this worksheet to provide practice in tracing the proper letter formation for each picture word.  Once the child can complete this non-frustrating worksheet satisfactorily, then begin the CVC Phonemic Awareness Worksheets below to really learn the words. (1 Page)

File 12A

Number Writing
Tracing
Number Writing
No Help

Number Writing Practice - 0 - 20
Part of the criteria for passing Kindergarten is being able to write the numbers in order from 0 to 20.  We've made two worksheets of differing skill levels to get these number writing skills mastered.  The first one uses tracing skills while the second tests the child's ability to write unassisted to 20.  

File 13

Consonant Sound Memorization - The "Where is" Worksheets
Before children can learn to read at maximum pace, they absolutely must have all consonant sounds memorized (b-c-d-f-g-etc.). We call these our "Where Is..." worksheets because the child must locate where the consonant sound is heard - at the beginning or end of a word.  These worksheets are not written in Word or PDF format, but are written in HTML format.  Click the link at left to go straight to the consonant index.  Choose the letter worksheet you'd like and watch your student(s) memorize consonant sounds faster than a jack rabbit can run to the carrot farm.

File 14
A-B-C-D-E
Skill 1
Skill 2
Skill 3
Skill 4
Skill 5

CVC Phonics and Vowel Sound Worksheets
Once your student(s) have at least been exposed to the consonant sounds in File 13 and vowel sounds - they are ready for this powerful activity.  These 5 specially sequenced worksheets move from easy to challenging to get the job done for solidifying consonant and vowel sound memorization - along with mastering the 20 CVC words used in our 20 CVC Wall Cards in File 7 (cat - dog - pig - fox - lid -etc.).  Each of the five skill levels challenge the child on a different sound in the word (beginning - middle - end).  By the way - these 5 sheets will also impress you immensely regarding how effective they are for getting a child to understand basic concepts in phonemic awareness.  Give a non-reader Skill-1 (who has some familiarity with consonant sounds) and you'll see the lights go on after 1 minute of attempting this activity.

 

 

 

Grade 1 ReadingKEY

  NEW GRADE 1 READING VOCABULARY LIST
This list outlines the 340 words which should be mastered by the end of Grade 1.  Organized from the "most common" words at the beginning to the "lesser common" toward the end and further divided into similar vowel sound categories.  Excellent for one-on-one testing to determine missing "essential Grade 1 Vocabulary." Teachers can use this for additional assignments - student conferences - and parent reading support.  Our research has shown when a student knows the 340 list words then he/she will be reading at approximately in the top 10% on standardized tests such as the Stanford and Wood-Cock Johnson.  If you wish to access the lists we were using before March 2004 - Click Here

File 15A

VIEW
Phonics & Reading Rules
Description Page

The above document is in Microsoft Word - PDF will be available soon.

Learn those Phonics Sounds & Reading Rules!
While ReadingKEY is extremely powerful or achieving rapid advancement in any age student, you must know all vowel sounds to teach the program properly.  This is absolutely essential.  Don't be embarrassed - Most parents are unfamiliar with the sounds made by short vowels and the more complex vowel sounds (oi - ou - etc).... and please don't tell anyone, but even some teachers don't know these sounds either....).  To help with the teacher mastery of vowel sounds - we've made a summary page of all vowel sounds and reading rules with examples to help you remember.  We will soon have audio support as well so you can hear and practice online.

File 15B

b-d-b-d Letter Teaching Strategies - Large Class Practice Sheets
Excellent group activity for children who become a little confused looking at the letters - b and d, you won't find a better technique for learning - "which is which."  (5 Pages) 

File 15C

b-d-b-d Personal Study Practice Sheet
Great for getting those b's and d's memorized
when working with one child at a time.

File 16A

Consonant Memorizing Worksheets
Where is the sound of.....

Although these worksheets are available in our above Kindergarten section, these sounds need to be intensely reviewed for the first 4-8 weeks of 1st Grade.  Before children can learn to read at maximum pace, they absolutely must have all consonant sounds memorized (b-c-d-f-g-etc.). We call these our "Where Is..." worksheets because the child must locate where the consonant sound is heard - at the beginning or end of a word. These worksheets are not written in Word or PDF format, but are written in HTML format.  Click the link at left to go straight to the consonant index.  Choose the letter worksheet you'd like and watch your student(s) memorize the consonant sounds faster than ever before!

File 16B

Difficult Digraphs - ch - sh - th - wh
Because these sounds are frequently used in words, it is extremely important to have them memorized early in the learning-to-read process immediately following mastery of the consonant sounds.  We use 4 fun characters along with an effective worksheet design to get these essential sounds memorized.  Click the link at left for a little fun with Chocolate Chicken - Sharing Sherry - Thunder Thumb and White Whale.

File 17
A-B-C-D
Intro
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36
Access Original
Classroom Lists

 Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program
Teachers! Use this with your classroom students for just 15-30 minutes daily for a fun, motivational and highly effective reading activity. The Grade 1 Classroom Vocabulary Builder (also called the Classroom Reading Wall) is an immensely effective program for insuring your classroom students achieve necessary vocabulary progress throughout the year.   Since "word recognition" (being able to read words accurately and easily) is imperative for maximum reading comprehension, our Classroom Program is the perfect vocabulary mastery supplement to your current reading program.   If you have a class of  7 - 30 students, this is a highly efficient and motivational way to teach the Grade 1 Reading Vocabulary words to your students.  Place a new list in front of the class when introducing the daily words and follow the directions outlined at the top of each list.  Vowel sounds have been color coded and letters are big enough to be seen over 30 feet across the room.  Its inherent design automatically teaches phonemic awareness - proper decoding skills - and essential reading vocabulary.  The words are presented in the same order as in our Grade 1 Reading Vocabulary List - Student Lists - and Vocabulary Building Worksheets. 

 THE STUDENT LIST
Also called Student Reading Wall & Fluency Builder List

Watch your student advance in reading ability at a dramatically faster pace using the special techniques in The Student List. You really will be amazed at how much faster your student will advance in reading ability.  The inability to read even one or two key words in a paragraph can quickly short-circuit proper comprehension of reading material.  Therefore, before practicing elaborate comprehension exercises with your students, we need to first spend time insuring students have mastered their Grade Level reading vocabulary.  While many schools have yet to implement programs that address this No Child Left Behind research, the ReadingKEY Student List Program attacks this point head on, resulting in dramatic improvements for students reading below grade level or those who have trouble mastering the vocabulary in our Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program (File 17 above).  Classroom teachers can line these pages along the back of the class or hallway for extra practice or use as one of their "centers" for independent activity.  Parents or tutors should line as many pages as they have room for along a living room wall or hallway for ease of instruction and motivation.   The 4 memorization steps are listed at the top of each ReadingKEY Student List and allows anyone to become an expert reading teacher in minutes.  Click the Reading Wall Video link at left to view the Student List techniques in action. 

File 19

READING WALL TIME CHART
Place one of these "Time Charts" above each column "LEVEL" of the "Student Teaching Wall."  It is used to record the number of seconds it takes a student to say the column words and will result in astounding motivation for your students.

File 20

VOCABULARY BUILDING WORKSHEETS
Our Grade 1 Vocabulary Building Worksheets parallel the same words used in our 1st Grade Vocabulary List and Reading Wall.  These are a great "follow-up" once you have reviewed and practiced the "Days" vocabulary words.  To increase memorization rate, each worksheet uses 3 special strategies including - Recognition Memory - Scrambled Letters and Sentence Writing.  Give your student(s) any worksheet and they will be engaged in 20 minutes of concentrated learning.  Excellent for classroom activity !

PHONICS WORKSHEETS
These popular worksheets are extremely effective for helping children memorize all essential vowel sounds while also mastering over 100 important common 1st Grade nouns.  The unique worksheet design practically eliminates student frustration while also enabling students to quickly master important Phonemic Awareness skills.

File 20B

PARENT-STUDENT HOMEWORK SHEETS
Finally, a simple homework activity which all parents will be able to do nightly.  Parent participation increases dramatically if they are shown exactly what needs to be worked on with their child and if it requires only a few minutes of their time each night.   These simple parent-student activities will further solidify the learning of the week's vocabulary words and greatly improve your students' reading progress.

File 21B

120 PHONICS NOUNS WORD LIST
The important 1st Grade Phonics Nouns from the LeapFrog "Phonics Desk" Program parallel our phonics worksheets and contain all major vowel sounds.  Use this sheet to assess mastery of the vocabulary words used in the above Phonics/Phonemic Awareness worksheets.  By the end of 1st grade your child should know the first 4 columns.

File 21C

PHONICS ASSESSMENT
Shows all letter sounds a child should know by the end of 1st Grade - consonants - blends - short and long vowels - diphthongs (2 letters-2 sounds) - digraphs (2 letters-1 sound) and r-controlled vowels.  Make it a priority ! 100% of these sounds should be known by the end of 1st grade and at least by September of 2nd grade.  Excellent for one-on-one testing - pinpointing weak areas (for parent conferences) tutoring, etc.

File 22

BEGINNING READING TEACHER STRATEGIES
This file details the "best" reading strategies to date for making anyone a truly effective reading teacher. 

File 23

Accessing Online
Accessing from CD

SHORT VOWEL MEMORIZING CARTOON
While memorization of short vowel sounds are very important for enabling students to successfully "decode" new words - it is absolutely essential that short vowel sounds become memorized before beginning sentence writing activities.  This is because for a student to achieve any confidence in attempting to spell "unknown" words - he/she absolutely must know what letters to associate with the sounds heard in a word.  This means that not only do the consonant sounds need to be memorized, but the more difficult short vowel sounds as well.  Lack of this skill is the NUMBER 1 reason for spelling problems.  To overcome this problem, we've made a very effective short vowel memorization song and cartoon.  For members with a CD - access from the CD for higher quality sound.  By playing this video daily for one month - first grade teachers will be able to lock those vowel sounds in their students' memory!

File 24A

VOWEL SOUND WALL STRIP - SHORT VOWELS
Full size 8x11 inch visual examples for the long and short vowel sounds.  These provide a visual strategy for remembering the "difficult to learn" short vowel sounds.   (5 Pages)

File 24B

VOWEL SOUND WALL STRIP - LONG VOWELS
Same as above except contains the five long vowel sounds.
(5 Pages)

File 24C

VOWEL SOUND WALL STRIP - DIGRAPHS - ai ee ie oa ea
4 foot x 1 foot strip containing each digraph sound with a large picture to help students visually remember.

File 24D

VOWEL SOUND WALL STRIP - DIPHTHONGS - ou oi oy oo ew ow
4 foot x 1 foot strip containing each diphthong sound with a large picture to help students visually remember.

File 24E

VOWEL SOUND WALL STRIP - R-CONTROLLED - ar er ir or ur
4 foot x 1 foot strip containing each r-controlled vowel sound with a large picture to help students visually remember.

File 25

WORD OF THE DAY - Readme File
The "Words of the Day" are a special group of Grade 1 words which we have found to take far longer for a student to master.  These words are difficult because they either contain irregular spelling (i.e. doesn't - been - want) or are visually similar to other words (i.e. were - where).  The document explains all about our special Word of the Day strategies and how to use them in a classroom or home.  Also includes details on making a Word of the Day stand for holding the letters.

File 26

WORD OF THE DAY - Small Word Cards
This word of the day file contains all 96 words (and sounds) written 3 times each on an 8x11 paper.   These are perfect for placing around the room to reinforce the Word of the Day.

File 27

WORD OF THE DAY - Oversize Alphabet Letters
All 26 letters of the alphabet are printed one full-size letter per 8x11 paper. Use these letters to spell your daily Word of the Day for a strong visual impact.

File 28

BLENDING BOX
A special technique that is highly effective for teaching students how to blend consonant sounds with a vowel sound.  Place these directly above your chalk board or along the top of a wall.  By the way, the blending box also does a great job in helping to solidify vowel sound memorization.

File 29

The "Amazing" - "Incredible" Handwriting Worksheet Maker
A wonderful tool that will enable you to make quality personalized handwriting worksheets in less than 30 seconds while also saving you $$$ in handwriting workbook expenses.  Note - You only have access to this program as long as your passwords are active due to the fact that the program that makes the worksheets is on our main server in Chicago.

GRADE 1 STORY BOOKS
A wonderfully effective way to finalize memorization of the Grade 1 Vocabulary List Words.  We are currently developing one book per vocabulary list "Level" beginning with Level 12 words and will continue through Level 36.  Each book is designed using vocabulary only from the current list words and from previous level lists.  This insures the child has at least been exposed to all words, thereby minimizing frustration and enhancing learning. Each book can be viewed directly on your computer screen or print the pages and staple for your own personal book.  Our online computer book reading is also an excellent tool for reading in groups of up to 3-4 students.  The teacher can use the mouse to point out words and sounds and children can take turns reading since letters and pictures are large enough to be seen from 3-4 feet away.  To view the latest books we have available click the ONLINE or PRINT version links under File 30.

File 30B

Stanford Achievement
Test Practice
 

STANDFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST
The Stanford Achievement Test is given to students in Grades 1 and Grade 2 and is used to compare student performance across the country.   We made this practice test in the same format as the actual test so you can see exactly what is to be expected - no surprises.

 

Grade 2 ReadingKEY

File 31

 

GRADE 2 READING VOCABULARY LIST
Contains the "next" 800 most-common reading words found in early elementary textbooks.  These 800+ words must be memorized by the end of Grade 2 in order to remain "On Grade Level."   Excellent tool for quick identification of Grade 2 reading words students have not yet mastered.  Grade 3 teachers should begin the school year by testing all new students on these list words prior to beginning Grade 3 Program.  Students who master all words on this list typically score
in the top 10% on Grade 2 standardized Reading Tests.

File 32
A-B-C-D
Intro
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36

 Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program
(Also called the CLASSROOM READING WALL)

If you have a class of 2 - 30 students, this is a highly efficient way to teach the 2nd Grade Reading Vocabulary words.   Place the new list in front of the class when introducing the week's new words and follow the directions outlined at the top of each list.  Vowel sounds have been color coded and letters are big enough to be seen over 30 feet across the room.  Its inherent design teaches phonemic awareness - proper decoding skills - and essential reading vocabulary.  These columns parallel the words in the same order as they appear in our Grade 2 Vocabulary List and Vocabulary Building Worksheets.

File 33
A-B-C-D
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36

 THE STUDENT LIST  
Also called the Student Reading Wall & Fluency Builder List

Use the special techniques in these lists to dramatically accelerate the rate in which any student learns new reading words.  You really will be amazed at how much faster your child will be able to learn compared to other conventional methods.  Teachers should use the Fluency Builder lists with students who are behind other students in your classroom.  Parents can use these lists to quickly bring-up reading ability in their child.  The inherent design of the Program makes anyone an expert reading teacher in minutes!   Teachers should also use the Fluency Builder Lists with students who experience difficulty mastering the daily words in the Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program (File 37 above).  Use scotch or masking tape to line these lists side by side along the back of the class or hallway for organized practice.  If you are a parent or tutor, simply tape these sheets along a living room wall to organize and motivate your child's instruction.  The easy to follow directions are at the top of each list. 

File 33B

HOMEWORK
INDEX
Grade 2

PARENT-STUDENT HOMEWORK SHEETS - Grade 2
Parent participation increases dramatically if they are shown exactly what needs to be done with their child and if it requires only a few minutes of their time each night.   These simple parent-student activities will further solidify the learning of the week's vocabulary words and greatly improve your students' reading progress.  Click index link at left to view lessons.

File 34

READING WALL TIME CHART
Use these when you have your Fluency Builder Lists taped on a wall and you have more than 5 students using the lists. Place these above the Fluency Builder Lists (File 33 above) to keep times and progress organized.

GRADE 2 VOCABULARY BUILDING WORKSHEETS
Our Vocabulary Building Worksheets parallel the same words used in our 2nd Grade Vocabulary List and Reading Wall.  These are a great "follow-up" once you have reviewed and practiced the "Days" Vocabulary words.  To increase word memorization, each worksheet uses 3 strategies including - Recognition Memory - Scrambled Letters and Sentence Writing.  Give your student(s) any worksheet and they will be engaged in 20 minutes of concentrated learning.

File 30B

Stanford Achievement
Test Practice

STANDFORD ACHIEVEMENT TEST
The Stanford Achievement Test is given in many schools to students in Grades 1 and Grade 2 and is used to compare student performance across the country.   We made this practice test in the same format as the actual test so you can see exactly what is to be expected - no surprises.

 

Grade 3 ReadingKEY

File 36

GRADE 3 READING VOCABULARY LIST
Contains the "next" 800 most-common reading words which must be memorized by the end of 3rd Grade in order to remain on "Grade Level."
File 37
A-B-C-D
Intro
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36

 Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program 
Also called the Classroom Reading Wall, use these lists with a class of 7 - 30 students as a fun and highly effective activity to teach the 3rd Grade Reading Vocabulary words.   Place the new list in front of the class when introducing the day's new words and follow the directions outlined at the top of each list.  Vowel sounds have been color coded and letters are big enough to be seen over 30 feet across the room.  Its inherent design teaches phonemic awareness - proper decoding skills - fluency - and essential reading vocabulary. 

File 38
A-B-C-D
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36

 THE STUDENT LIST
Also called the Student Reading Wall & Fluency Builder List

Use the special techniques in these lists to dramatically accelerate the rate in which any student learns new reading words.  You really will be amazed at how much faster your child will be able to learn compared to other conventional methods.  It won't take weeks or months - you'll see the progress in minutes!  Teachers should use the Fluency Builder lists with students who are reading below other students in the classroom.  Parents can use these lists to quickly bring-up reading ability in their child.  The inherent design of the program makes anyone an expert reading teacher in minutes!   Teachers should also use the Fluency Builder Lists with students who experience difficulty mastering the daily words in the Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program (File 37 above).  Use scotch or masking tape to line these lists side by side along the back of the class or hallway for organized practice.  If you are a parent or tutor, simply tape these sheets along a living room wall to organize and motivate your child's instruction.  The easy to follow directions are at the top of each list. 
Note: Always begin the Fluency Builder List one year below your student's actual reading level.  Therefore, a child who is reading at middle 3rd Grade Level should begin with the middle 2nd Grade Fluency Builder Lists.

File 39A

HOMEWORK
INDEX
Grade 3

PARENT-STUDENT HOMEWORK SHEETS - Grade 3
Getting parents involved has never been easier!  Parent participation increases dramatically if they are shown exactly what needs to be done with their child and if it requires only a few minutes of their time each night.   These simple parent-student activities will further solidify the learning of the week's vocabulary words and contribute greatly to your students' reading progress.

File 39B

READING WALL TIME CHART
Use these when you have your Fluency Builder Lists taped on a wall and you have more than 5 students using the lists. Place these above the Fluency Builder Lists (File 33 above) to keep times and progress organized.

File 40

(listed at right)

 Vocabulary Building Worksheets Grade 3 & Friday Test
A perfect follow-up after completing the Classroom Program (File 37) or Fluency Builder Lists .  Choose a Vocabulary Building (VB) Worksheet Lesson from the Grade 3 index below for a 20-30 minute independent activity gives additional exposure to the day's vocabulary to further improve word mastery. Lesson numbers correspond to the week normally taught in a classroom setting.  Each Lesson contains all practice worksheets for the full week.  Also included is the Friday Test (labeled FT) which teachers can use to test student mastery of the week's vocabulary.  Can be used as part of your student's marking period reading letter grade.  Currently available in PDF format for the week up through Lesson 18.  Lessons 19-36 are downloaded individually and linked to a separate Grade 3 index.
Updated Dec 2009 - Report errors here

Lesson
1

VB

Lesson
2

VB

Lesson
3

VB

Lesson
4

VB

Lesson
5

VB

Lesson
6

VB

Lesson
7

VB

Lesson
8

VB

Lesson
9

VB

                 

Lesson
10

VB

Lesson 11

VB

Lesson 12

VB


Lesson 13

VB

Lesson 14

VB

Lesson 15

VB

Lesson 16

VB

Lesson 17

VB

Lesson 18

VB

Lesson 19

VB

Lesson 20

VB

Lesson 21

VB

Lesson 22

VB

Lesson 23

VB

Lesson 24

VB

Lesson 25

VB

Lesson 26

VB

Lesson 27

VB

Lesson 28

VB

Lesson 29

VB

Lesson 30

VB

Lesson 31

VB

Lesson 32

VB

Lesson 33

VB

Lesson 34

VB

Lesson 35

VB

Lesson 36

VB

 

 

Grade 4 ReadingKEY

File 41

GRADE 4 READING VOCABULARY
This list shows the next group of new vocabulary words that must be mastered by the end of 4th Grade to score in the top 10% of all students nationally.  Use this list to quickly review the Grade 4 words or can be used in one-on-one precision testing to identify specific words not yet mastered.

 If you would still like to use our previous Grade 4 format which organizes
words along categories rather than phonics - CLICK HERE

 

File 42
A-B-C-D-E
Intro
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36

 Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program
If you have a class of 7 - 30 students, this is a highly efficient way to teach the 4th Grade Reading Vocabulary words.   Place the new list in front of the class when introducing the week's new words and follow the directions outlined at the top of each list.  Vowel sounds have been color coded and letters are big enough to be seen over 30 feet across the room.  Its inherent design teaches phonemic awareness - proper decoding skills - and essential reading vocabulary.  These columns parallel the words in the same order as they appear in our Grade 4 Vocabulary List and Vocabulary Building Worksheets.

 

File 43
A-B-C-D
NEW DESIGN
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36



 

 THE STUDENT LIST
Also called the Student Reading Wall & Fluency Builder List

Use the special techniques in these unique lists to dramatically accelerate the rate in which any student learns new reading vocabulary words.  You really will be amazed at how much faster your student will advance in reading ability. The lists are designed to be used in a "one-on-one" situation for 15-30 minutes per day with any student and are a breakthrough for enabling students to achieve dramatically improved learning rates.  Highly efficient memorization techniques are incorporated into this procedure which include the "Stop at the Vowel Sound" technique - color coded vowel sounds and organizing words into similar vowel sound categories.  If you are a teacher or parent, use these sheets with students reading below level to quickly bring them up to where they should be!  Also, use the Fluency Builder Lists with students demonstrating difficulty mastering the daily words in the Classroom Vocab Builder Activity (File 42 above).  Use scotch or masking tape to line these lists along the back of the class or hallway for organized practice.  If you are a parent or tutor, simply tape these sheets along any wall to organize and motivate your child's instruction.  The easy to follow directions are at the top of each list.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Grade 4 requires a new strategy for word mastery - While the 2000+ Words introduced in Grades 1, 2 and 3 are typical conversational words (which students can already define), Grade 4 vocabulary words however, are not as common (for example, "rapid" instead of "quick").  Therefore, you now must spend time working on mastering word meaning and proper word usage.  We've made this easy for you - use our Vocabulary Building Worksheets (File 45 below) immediately following the Fluency Builder List activities.  For example, after your student masters the Fluency Builder Lists here, you should pass out the corresponding Vocabulary Building Worksheets - they'll do a fantastic job at solidifying mastery of the words and word definitions! 

File 44

READING WALL TIME CARD
Use these when you have your Fluency Builder Lists taped on a wall and you have more than 5 students using the lists. Place these above the Fluency Builder Lists (File 33 above) to keep times and progress organized.

File 44A

HOMEWORK
INDEX
Grade 4

PARENT-STUDENT HOMEWORK SHEETS - Grade 4
Get your parents involved in this nightly 5 minute activity to further solidify the learning of the week's vocabulary words and contribute greatly to your students' reading progress. Just pass out a sheet to each student on Monday to take home. Parent follows the simple steps at the top of the page and returns on Friday.

File 45

Grade 4
Vocabulary
Worksheet
Index


VB = Vocabulary Building

HW = Homework

FT=  Friday Test

 Vocabulary Building Worksheets Grade 4 & Friday Test
A perfect follow-up after completing the Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program or Fluency Builder Lists.  Choose a Vocabulary Building (VB) Worksheet Lesson from the Grade 4 index below for a 20-30 minute independent activity designed to get those difficult definitions mastered!   Lesson numbers correspond to the week normally taught in a classroom setting.  Each Lesson contains all practice worksheets for the full week.  The "HW" materials can be used as homework or an additional class assignment and includes sentence writing practice. Also included is the Friday Test (labeled FT) which teachers can use to test student mastery of the week's vocabulary.  Can be used as part of your student's marking period reading letter grade. Updated Dec 2009 - Report errors here for free password extension.

Lesson
1

VB
HW

Lesson
2

VB
HW

Lesson
3

VB
HW

Lesson
4

VB
HW

Lesson
5

VB
HW

Lesson
6

VB
HW

Lesson
7

VB
HW

Lesson
8

VB
HW

Lesson
9

VB
HW

Lesson
10

VB
HW

Lesson 11

VB
HW

Lesson 12

VB
HW

Lesson 13

VB
HW

Lesson 14

VB
HW

Lesson 15

VB
HW

Lesson 16

VB
HW

Lesson 17

VB
HW

Lesson 18

VB
HW

Lesson 19

VB
HW

Lesson 20

VB
HW

Lesson 21

VB
HW

Lesson 22

VB
HW

Lesson 23

VB
HW

Lesson 24

VB
HW

Lesson 25

VB
HW

Lesson 26

VB
HW

Lesson 27

VB
HW

Lesson 28

VB
HW

Lesson 29

VB
HW

Lesson 30

VB
HW

Lesson 31

VB
HW

Lesson 32

VB
HW

Lesson 33

VB
HW

Lesson 34

VB
HW

Lesson 35

VB
HW

Lesson 36

VB
HW

 

Grade 5 ReadingKEY

File 46

GRADE 5 READING VOCABULARY LIST
This list contains the 500+ new reading vocabulary words identified from Grade 5 textbooks for scoring in the top 10% on national reading tests. Use this as a quick way to view all Grade 5 words and can also be used for more detailed one-on-one testing.

File 47
A-B-C-D-E
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
18-36

 Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program
Also called the Classroom Reading Wall, use these lists with 7 - 30 students for a fun and highly efficient way to teach the 5th Grade Reading Vocabulary words.   Place the new list in front of the class when introducing the week's new words and follow the special memorizing techniques outlined at the top of each list.  Vowel sounds have been color coded and letters are big enough to be seen over 30 feet across the room.  Its inherent design not only insures maximum learning of Grade 5 Vocabulary, but also teaches proper decoding skills.  These columns parallel the words in the same order as they appear in our Grade 5 Vocabulary List.

File 48
A-B-C-D
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36

 THE STUDENT LIST
Also called the Student Reading Wall & Fluency Builder List
Use the special techniques in these unique lists to dramatically accelerate the rate in which any student learns new reading vocabulary words.  You really will be amazed at how much faster your student will advance in reading ability.  Use these lists in a tutoring situation for any student behind grade level or if you want to bring any student to the "top of their class." The Fluency Builder Lists are also used with students who are not able to maintain normal daily progress with the above Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program.  Our research has shown 5-10 minutes of "one-on-one" practice daily is sufficient for achieving mastery of the daily vocabulary for students who show difficulty maintaining progress with the Classroom Program. Students who are significantly below grade level can easily "catch up" to grade level if given 15-20 minutes daily practice.  For classroom teachers - line these pages along the back of the class or hallway for additional practice.  Have your assistant - volunteer - or student helper work daily with the lower students you've identified.  If you are a parent or tutor, line as many columns as you can along a living room wall and simply follow the easy steps listed at the top of each list. 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
  Mastering Grade 5 Vocabulary requires additional time to be spent on mastering definitions as these words are more textbook oriented and used far less often in typical conversation. 
We've made this easy for you - use our Vocabulary Building Worksheets below immediately following the Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program or the one-on-one Fluency Builder Lists.  For example, after your student masters two of the Fluency Builder Lists, you should pass out the two corresponding Vocabulary Building Worksheets - they'll do a fantastic job at solidifying mastery of word recognition and definitions! 

File 49

READING WALL TIME SHEETS
If you have more than 3 students you'll be working with on the above Fluency Builder Lists, use this for recording student time. Place one sheet above each Fluency Builder List (File 48 above) to record times and mark progress.

File 50

Grade 5
Vocabulary
Worksheet
Index

 Vocabulary Building Worksheets Grade 5 & Friday Test
A perfect follow-up after completing the Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program or Fluency Builder Lists.  Choose a Vocabulary Building (VB) Worksheet Lesson from the Grade 5 index below for a 20-30 minute independent activity designed to get those difficult definitions mastered!   Lesson numbers correspond to the week normally taught in a classroom setting.  Each Lesson contains all practice worksheets for the full week.  Also included is the Friday Test (labeled FT) which teachers can use to test student mastery of the week's vocabulary.  Can be used as part of your student's marking period reading letter grade.
Updated Dec 2009 - Report errors here

Lesson
1

VB
 
 

Lesson
2

VB
 

Lesson
3

VB
 

Lesson
4

VB
 
FT

Lesson
5

VB
 
FT

Lesson
6

VB
 
FT

Lesson
7

VB
 
FT

Lesson
8

VB
 
FT

Lesson
9

VB
 
FT

Lesson
10

VB
 
ft

Lesson
11

VB
 
ft

Lesson
12

VB
 
ft

Lesson
13

VB
 
ft

Lesson
14

VB
 
ft

Lesson
15

VB
 
ft

Lesson
16

VB
 
ft

Lesson
17

VB
 
ft

Lesson
18

VB
 
ft

Lesson
 19

VB
 
ft

Lesson
20

VB
 
ft

Lesson
21

VB
 
ft

Lesson
22

VB
 
ft

Lesson
23

VB
 
ft

Lesson
24

VB
 
ft

Lesson
25

VB
 
ft

Lesson
26

VB
 
ft

Lesson
27

VB
 
ft

Lesson
28

VB
 
ft

Lesson
29

VB
 
ft

Lesson
30

VB
 
ft

Lesson
31

VB
 
ft

Lesson
32

VB
 
ft

Lesson
33

VB
 
ft

Lesson
34

VB
 
ft

Lesson
35

VB
 
ft

Lesson
36

VB
 
ft

 

Grade 6 ReadingKEY

File 51

GRADE 6 READING VOCABULARY LIST
This list contains the 600+ new reading vocabulary words identified from Grade 6 textbooks for scoring in the top 10% on national reading tests. Use this as a quick way to view all Grade 6 words and can also be used for more detailed one-on-one testing.

File 52
A-B-C-D-E
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
18-36

 Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program
NEW! The Grade 6 Classroom Reading Wall Lists now include definitions below each word for assisting with instruction during the teaching process. Also called the Classroom Reading Wall, use these lists with 7 - 30 students for a fun and highly efficient way to teach the 6th Grade Reading Vocabulary words.   Place the new list in front of the class when introducing the week's new words and follow the special memorizing techniques outlined at the top of each list.  Vowel sounds have been color coded and letters are big enough to be seen over 30 feet across the room.  Its inherent design not only insures maximum learning of Grade 6 Vocabulary, but also teaches proper decoding skills.  These columns parallel the words in the same order as they appear in our Grade 6 Vocabulary List and Fluency Builder Lists.

File 53
A-B-C-D
Week
1-9
Week
10-18
Week
19-27
Week
28-36

 THE STUDENT LIST
Also called Student Reading Wall & Fluency Builder List
Use these specially designed lists to dramatically accelerate the rate in which any student learns new reading vocabulary words.  Use these lists in a tutoring situation for any student reading below grade level or if you want to bring any student to the "top of their class." The Fluency Builder Lists should also be used in the classroom with students who are not able to maintain normal daily progress with the above Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program (File 52).  Just 5-10 minutes of "one-on-one" practice daily is sufficient for achieving mastery of the daily vocabulary for students who show difficulty maintaining progress with the Classroom Program. Students who are significantly below grade level can easily "catch-up" to grade level if given 15-20 minutes daily practice.  For classroom teachers - line these pages along the back of the class or hallway for additional practice.  Have your assistant - volunteer - or student helper work daily with the lower students you've identified.  If you are a parent or tutor, line as many lists as you can along a living room wall or hallway and simply follow the easy steps listed at the top of each list. 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
  Grade 6 Vocabulary requires additional time to be spent on learning word definitions as these words are more textbook oriented and used far less often in typical conversation. 
We've made this easy for you - use our Vocabulary Building Worksheets below immediately following the Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program or the one-on-one Fluency Builder Lists.  For example, after your student masters two of the Fluency Builder Lists, you should pass out the two corresponding Vocabulary Building Worksheets - they'll do a fantastic job at solidifying mastery of word recognition and definitions! 

File 54

READING WALL TIME CARD
If you have more than 5 students you'll be working with on the above Fluency Builder Lists, use this for recording student time. Place one above each Fluency Builder List (File 53 above) to record times and mark progress.

File 55

Grade 6 Vocabulary
Worksheet
Index

 Vocabulary Building Worksheets Grade 6
A perfect follow-up after completing the Classroom Vocabulary Builder Program or Fluency Builder Lists.  Choose a Vocabulary Building (VB) Worksheet Lesson from the Grade 6 index below for a 20-30 minute independent activity designed to get those difficult definitions mastered!  This activity also ties in Grade 6  curriculum content with the vocabulary words resulting in a very powerful instructional activity.  Lesson numbers correspond to the week normally taught in a classroom setting.  Each Lesson contains all four practice worksheet activities for the full week.  These materials make an excellent part of your marking-period reading grade. Updated 12/09 - Report errors here for free password extension.

Lesson
1

VB
 

Lesson 2

VB
 

Lesson 3

VB
 

Lesson 4

VB
 

Lesson 5

VB
 

Lesson 6

VB
 

Lesson 7

VB
 

Lesson 8

VB
 

Lesson 9

VB
 

Lesson
10

VB
 

Lesson 11

VB
 

Lesson 12

VB
 

Lesson 13

VB
 

Lesson 14

VB
 

Lesson 15

VB
 

Lesson 16

VB
 

Lesson 17

VB
 

Lesson 18

VB
 

Lesson
19

VB
 

Lesson 20

VB
 

Lesson 21

VB
 

Lesson 22

VB
 

Lesson 23

VB
 

Lesson 24

VB
 

Lesson 25

VB
 

Lesson 26

VB
 

Lesson 27

VB
 

Lesson
28

VB
 

Lesson 29

VB
 

Lesson 30

VB
 

Lesson 31

VB
 

Lesson 32

VB
 

Lesson 33

VB
 

Lesson 34

VB
 

Lesson 35

VB
 

Lesson 36

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