This 12-disc set produced by Emmy, Dupont and Peabody Award-winning documentary producer Jon Palfreman is designed to help teachers understand the rationale underlying the development of the beginning levels of the Reading Mastery program and provide training in using these levels. The first discs describe the elements of the program that have led to Reading Mastery’s effectiveness in providing reading success to students. The next disc describes and provides in-class demonstrations of how to establish a classroom environment to support small-group reading instruction. The rest of the series demonstrates how to teach critical exercises in the program. The training discs first model the pronunciation of sounds and blending skills the teacher will present in early lessons. The remaining discs are organized to be used throughout the school year to help teachers prepare for upcoming lessons and includes information on:
- Path to Literacy
- Why is Reading so Hard?
- Anatomy of a Reading Classroom
- Practicing Sounds
- Sounds Review and Blending
- Signaling and Following Scripts
- Correction Procedures
- Sample Workbook and Storybook Formats
These videos are also available online at no charge.