Armando Salcido

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Success Reading Product Review by Third Party Reading Specialist

A couple of months ago we had a fantastic review written for our Basic and Advanced Phonics Cards and for our Phonics Game Cards.  It was written by teacher and Reading Specialist, Valerie Schuetta.   The website in which the review was written, www.homeschoolnewslink.com, can be used by homeschooling parents, as well as teachers, educators and administrators as a resource to find supplementary material for

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Reading, Phonics and English

  Is English Difficult to Learn? Not necessarily.  The correct tools can make learning English much easier for people.  Additionally, having the right tools and the right approach to learning English can help young children learn to read much more quickly and easily. Some languages are considered more difficult to learn than others.  The reasons for this can vary depending on the language.  The

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Free e-Book for Parents

Several months ago, we wrote a blog post about how to prepare a child for reading.  (See blog post of March 19, 2015, http://www.successreading.org/prepare_your_child_for_reading/.)  While this blog post had some great tips for parents, we realized that more was needed.  There are steps that parents can take well before a child is ready to start reading, which can help prepare that child for the

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Awesome Homeschool Resources

As a homeschooling parent, do you ever feel alone?  Do you ever feel you want to connect to more homeschool parents that not only will understand you but that can also share valuable information, share experiences as well as exchange resources? We, at Success Reading, have found a great group for homeschooling parents.  They have blogs to address almost every situation you may run

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Summer Fun for Kids

Summer is a time of year that children usually look forward to. Sometimes it might even be hard for them to concentrate on school work when the warmth of the sun beckons and the thoughts of the beach, baseball, swimming, camping, and barbecues lure them away from the teacher’s voice. Students usually wait for the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation

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Give Children A Choice

Imagine being bombarded with orders, told what to do all the time and with each order received, not having any say in the matter. Most people would not be too happy about living under such conditions. Yet, that is often the way we treat our children. Every action is determined by someone else: Wake up, put this on, don’t wear that, eat your breakfast,

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Instructional Videos

Although instructions are included with the purchase of every set of Success Reading phonics cards, sometimes watching a video can be very helpful. Below are the links to a couple of short instructional videos related to both sets of phonics cards we currently have available. Success Reading Basic and Advanced Phonics Cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JptJfbEIglk Success Reading Phonics Game Cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htpc3CA2Ugo We currently are in the

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The Mighty Vowel

From my years of teaching and tutoring, I have come to appreciate five special letters of our alphabet – the vowels (a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y).  These letters and the sounds they make are the foundation of every word in the English language.  In fact, if you try to find a word that doesn’t have a vowel in it, I bet

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