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The perfect companion to all other approaches and curricula, or use alone. 

It's just the English language sorted into like patterns and woven into fun stories.


Patterns are not mixed; you will not see 'new blue suit',r 'rough stuff', or  'Her nurse heard the word.'

It's SO SIMPLE! No expertise necessary! 


Use workbook pages for pre-assessment, dictation, practice, and testing.

Use word lists for reading, pronunciation, creative writing, penmanship, or typing.

ABBREVIATED BASIC STEPS for various levels:


  2. SHOW the word pattern. Discuss any prior phonics training and terms.

  3. READ the story or have the students read it.

  4. DISCUSS it, if you wish. Have students recall the story as a group.

  5. REREAD the story, one sentence at a time, DICTATING some or all of the words, with or without prefixes and suffixes, depending on the level of your students. For older students, dictate the expanded words and some or all of the non-pattern words as well. Even young children can use the workbook pages for oral or written review, dictation, and real reading practice if the “glue words” are read to them.

  6. SHOW students correct spelling, students correct their own work.

  7. ASSIGN workbook page or optional reinforcement activity.

  8. TEST spelling using the workbook page, dictation, creative writing, or writing the story from memory.

  9. TEST reading fluency by having student read some or all the pattern words from the word list, or reading the story aloud.


With the downloadable PDF textbook and fillable PDF workbook, your computer, browser, smartphone or PDF software can: 

  • Read stories aloud at variable speeds, highlighting each word;

  • Translate stories when you add additional dictionaries to your browser; and

  • Define, translate and pronounce the words.


Differentiated instruction:

  • Assign different patterns or activities to individuals.

  • Assign the workbook page as homework or seat work without using valuable class time.

  • Use optional reinforcement cards to set up learning centers or make assignments that develop art, drama, public speaking, composition, creative writing, and other disciplines while reinforcing the pattern and story.

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