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Reading Help & Phonics Help for Older Students

November 18th, 2009

Hi there,

I recently found you on the web and just watching your vids, I’m VERY interested. To wit: I’m homeschooling my 16 year old nephew who has been diagnosed ADHD and dyslexic. With the phonics reading materials I’ve found on the net and at my local library, I can only find elementary school age relative materials. Money is tight or I’d simply order EVERYTHING you offer.

Any suggestions?

Thank you for your time, and more importantly your efforts to bring REAL EDUCATION to this nation!


Rich Brewer

Hi Rich,

Sorry for the delay in responding. I was out of town visiting my mom in Chicago.

I know what you mean about phonics reading materials being geared to elementary students. In fact, most are geared to kindergarten through 3rd grade. That is why I designed mine for all ages. I’ve always worked with students from kindergarten through adult ages. I figured that my younger students would feel like they were doing older kids stuff and my older students wouldn’t feel like they had to do little kid stuff.

You can always start small and gradually build what you are using. The first things I would get are the Making Spelling Sense, Making Spelling Sense II, and Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills. The Making Spelling Sense teaches all of the phonics, word attack skills, auditory processing, and word structure. The Five Minutes to Better Reading works on reading fluency and accuracy as well as visual and auditory processing skills.

The Spelling Pack saves you $4.00; the Five Minutes to Better Reading Set saves you $9.00

When you purchase all of them as the Reading Pack – which includes the Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills + the Comprehension Zone you get a $20.00 discount, plus you then have the comprehension piece in place. You also get a copy of my new e-book: Understanding LD and Dyslexia as a bonus with the Reading Pack.

Hope this is helpful.

I’m glad to see you signed up for the free teaching and homework tips from my blog. BTW: You can subscribe to the videos on You Tube too.

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

8 Responses to “Reading Help & Phonics Help for Older Students”

  1. Home Schooling is also nice since you got to always see your kids.;~*

  2. Erika says:

    Rich, It can be hard to find a program that can teach the basics of reading but in a mature way that is not condescending to a 16 year old. Reading Horizons At Home has computer software that is great for older learners who want to go at their own pace and work independently. It has been used in secondary school for over 25 years. Let me know what you think! Good luck Rick.

  3. bonnieterry says:

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    • bonnieterry says:

      Thanks! I also have a new radio program: Learning Made Easy Talk Radio that airs on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays. Be sure to tune in. Here is the temporary site to go to to listen in:

  5. bonnieterry says:

    Thanks so much! Please pass the word along.
    BTW: You can now listen to my radio show Learning Made Easy Talk Radio on the Amazing Women of Power Radio Network – Positive Programming #awoptalk. It airs on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays.

  6. bonnieterry says:

    Thank you. BTW, You can hear me on Learning Made Easy Talk Radio every Sunday 10 am CST and 3 pm CST

  7. bonnieterry says:

    Thanks for letting me know. I will check into it.

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