in the Beginning Readers Course?
The Beginning Readers Course consists of 12 Units.
All BRC Units start with 30-50 new high-frequency and sight words.
After seeing and hearing new words students are given
opportunity to repeat and apply these words through several practice
||Words with: a as in bag, i as in pig,
o as in hot
Sight Words: a, am, are, for, I, is, of, on,the,to, was
||Words with: e as in pet, u as in cup,
th as in this
Sight Words: put, said, there
||Words with: a as in ape, i as in kite,
sh as in ship, ll as in will, ck as in sock
Sight Words: he, my, me, go, you, give, wash, from, be, we, all
||Words with: ch as in chick, o as in
bone, u as in mule, e as in Pete, th as in
thin, fl as in flip, sk as in skip, sl as in
slide, gl as in glide
Sight Words: friend, no, some, with, one, fall, does, her, so
||Words with: ie as in pie, oe as in toe,
ee as in bee, all as in ball, tch as in witch,
gr as in grip, cr as in crab
Sight Words: again, both, by, color, do,inside,or,over, pulled,through,
turn, until, went, when, yell
||Words with: oa as in goat, ai as in
pail, ea as in seal, pl as in plane, fr as
in frog, tr as in tree, sp as in spot, th as
in teeth, ng as in king, wh as in when
Sight Words: as, children, day, enough, full, have, here, live,
our, out, they
||Words with: oo as in moon, ow as in
cow, ou as in mouse, nk as in ink, le as in
apple, ss as in mess, tt as in bottom, ff as
in off, lt as in melt
Sight Words: eight, lives, tired, two, were
||Words with: ar as in car, cr as in crab,
or as in born, sc as in scar, st as in step
Sight Words: his, your,yours
||Words with: ow as in snow, er as in
hammer, aw as in saw, nd as in end, pr as in
prop, dd as in ladder
Sight Words: colors, door, yet, yard
||Words with: ay as in day, y as in my,
lp as in help, br as in Brad,
Sight Words: where, why
||Words with: wa as in water, ur as in
turn, alk as in walk, y as in baby, y as in
yellow, wh as in where, j as in jump
Sight Words: girls, says, their, today
||Words with: oy as in boy, al as in palm,
ir as in bird, c as in city, sm as in small,
sw as in sweet, mp as in jump
Sight Words: bald
Learning Sessions Overview
Units are conveniently subdivided into15-minutes
learning sessions (LSs).
and hear new words and phonic structures.
Interactive Game: The
Magic Words Show
Click on a word and hear it spoken.
Worksheets: Recognize the new words in a colorful word
LS2 Practice reading and writing
of the new words.
Interactive Game: Cat and
the Words From the Hat
Listen to a word the cat says, and then click on the button where you
see that word.
Worksheets: Practice writing the new words. Complete the words
with the missing letter, and then write the entire word.
practicing the new words.
Interactive Game: Parrot the
Words. Three colorful
parrots will say one word each. Read the word on the bird stand.
Drag and drop onto the stand the parrot that says the written
Worksheets: Practice writing the new words.
LS4, LS5 Read and recognize the
new words in sentences.
Interactive Game: The Word
Listen to the sentence the Mouse says. The Cat will drop one word from
the written sentence. Click on the missing word.
Worksheets: Practice reading and writing. Complete the sentence
with the missing word.
LS6, LS7 Continue practicing the new
words in sentences.
Interactive Game: The Words Scrambling
Listen to the sentence the Mouse says.
The Cat will scramble the words. Drag the words above the yellow
line and arrange them in the correct order.
Worksheets: Unscramble the sentences.
LS8 Practice writing sentences
of your own.
Interactive Game: The Wild,
Go wild with words! From the group of random words select and arrange
words to create a sentence of your own. Click on the cat to hear your
Worksheets: Create sentences of your own from the set of available
LS9 Try to read the
story on your own. Practice the new words and review the old ones
from the previous units.
Click on the sentences to
hear them spoken to check whether you read them correctly.
Keys to Success
There is a lot of flexibility in how you can use this
The 15-30 minute LSs are made to fit into young student's
attention span and your schedule.
The following are some very important recommendations
that will assure the successful use of The BRC:
Do the units in order! Do not skip units. Each
unit covers important phonic structures, consonant blends or consonant
digraphs. The words related to these structures that appeared in previous
units will reappear in later units.
Do the learning sessions in order! LSs are
designed to gradually lead young reader from getting acquainted
with new words in the first learning session (LS1) to using and recognizing
these words in sentences and stories in the subsequent learning
Continuity is important. You may work on one
LS for several days or do two LSs in one day. The only important
thing is to work continuously and regularly, be it every day
or a couple of times a week.
Be flexible. It is recommended that a student
works on one LS 15-30 minutes a day. There is a lot of flexibility
in how you can use that time. You can do only the interactive program
during one session, and then do the worksheets the next day. Or you
can do a little bit of both for 2-3 days until the LS is finished.
Do not skip worksheets! One LS consists of
one interactive program and several worksheets. It is very important
that interactive programs are followed by worksheets. It will help
your young reader practice writing and will give him/her opportunity
to read again the same words he/she learned and heard in the interactive
program. This is a very valuable reinforcement, so please do not skip
Repeat if necessary. If you feel that the
child is still having problems with some of the words covered in one
of the previous units, it is OK to go back and review that entire
unit or parts of it, before continuing with the current unit.
Give awards! Encourage the child by awarding
him/her with a colorful certificate. The certificates are available
on My Dositey Home page when parent/instructor logs in.