Overview - ESSENTIAL SIGHT WORDS LEVEL 2
Turn struggling learners into successful readers with this research-based reading
program. With 30 high-interest books and over 650 reproducible pages, the complete
program provides multiple opportunities to learn and read 200 sight words within
a meaningful context. Field tests show that the program is an effective teaching
method for a wide variety of student populations, including struggling readers,
students with learning differences, and English language learners of all ages.
ROOTED IN RESEARCH
Written by three professors of education, Nita Sundbye, Norma Dyck, and Flora
Wyatt, the Essential Sight Words Reading Program incorporates research-based
strategies throughout its easy-to-use system. The 200 words at the core of the
program represent the most frequently-used words in the English language according
to both the Kucera and Francis word list and the Harris-Jacobsen Short Readability
Word List. Instructional activities have been carefully designed to give students
varied and repeated practice in identifying, understanding, reading, and writing
each word. The books use carefully controlled vocabulary and realistic illustrations
to help struggling learners read successfully and fluently.
FIVE STEPS TO READING SUCCESS
The instructional process involves five easy steps:
2. Instruction through Guided Worksheets
3. Mastery Test
4. Successful Reading with Books
The program is divided into two levels that teach 100 words each. Level 1 is
intended for struggling readers of any age. Level 2 builds on Level 1. Both
levels come in a sturdy box built for classroom use.
LEVEL ONE INCLUDES
Reproducible Binder with Teacher Instructions and 326 Activity Sheets, 10 Pre/Posttest
Strips, 100 Mastery Tests, Tachistoscope, 20 Books with between 16 and 44 pages,
and 50 Student Record Forms.
LEVEL TWO INCLUDES
Reproducible Binder with Teacher Instructions and 348 Activity Sheets, 10 Pre/Posttest
Strips, 100 Mastery Tests, Tachistoscope, 10 Books with 50 pages each, and 50
Student Record Forms.