Excerpts from Reading Logically
                Level Five, Fine-Tuning

Lesson Ninety-Six below is one of the lessons that teaches words in which both vowels are pronounced. Following the table with pronunciations, is a short, silly story that has more than twenty-five words that give immediate practice. In addition, the vowels are in bold type to assist the student.

Immediate use of words increases retention of the concepts taught in the lesson. Below is a partial lesson.


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Tables are organized to expose the student to several words that have the same ending sound, thereby building reading fluency. Poems help, too!

"Rising Sun" follows the explaination that, although "ie" sometimes makes the long "i" sound, it usually makes the long "e" sound. There are fourteen different words in the story, giving the student plenty of opportunities to practice the new skill.


Below is a partial lesson, giving examples of the different sounds that "ow" makes.

Enjoyable Stories give Immediate Concentrated Practice following the lessons!

Reading Logically

by Mary Humpal Bain     Illustrated by Lorna Humpal


Immediately after this lesson, and the table that lists several words in which the "ea" makes a short "e" sound, the story gives practice in this new skill, using eight different words. There are also five different words ending in "ies" that help to reinforce previous lessons.

Just for Fun Activities reinforce the lessons!

Crossword Puzzles, Poems, Animal Riddles, Stories, Synonyms and Antonyms, and more!

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                     What's covered in Level Five?

                     Crossword Puzzles for Phonics & Fun!

                     A Juvenile Historical Autobiography is available!  

                     A Children's Poetry Book, Silly Little Poems, is now available!

Nicely-Detailed Illustrations!

Phonics-Based Lessons!