Waseca Reading Program

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Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program

Over the years, the Waseca Reading Program has become a standard in many Montessori classrooms. It is structured to provide a systematic and sequential presentation of the phonetic elements used in the English language.

The program uses a four-step approach: after you have introduced a phonetic element, the child uses the movable alphabet to spell, or encode, the word depicted on a picture card. Next, the child decodes the phonetic information by matching a picture card to its label. Then the child further practices decoding by reading the phonogram booklet and doing writing practice.

The picture cards use photographs to illustrate each word. Large print and color-coded highlighting emphasize the phonetic elements found in the word. The frame around the picture and the highlighting are color-coded for nine different phonetic groups. The groups cover the following:

Red      focuses on three-letter phonetic words and isolates short vowel sounds

Orange focuses on blends: common beginning blends such as s, l, and r blends; ending blends; and words with both beginning and ending blends

Yellow  introduces consonant digraphs like sh, ch, th, and tch

Green   explores words ending with ng and nk

Aqua    focuses on the silent e rule as applied to each vowel

Blue     explores different phonograms used to make each long vowel sound

Purple  introduces various dipthongs, such as r-controlled vowels and oy, ow, and aw

Pink     focuses on combinations that produce silent letters like wh, mb, kn, and gh

Gold     explores less common phonetic rules, including spelling variations for the same sounds and hard and soft consonants

The Waseca Reading Program includes:

  • Photographic illustrations for each word in the series
  • Labels for each word in the series 
  • Tyvek phonogram booklets of the phonetic elements in each drawer
  • Masters for writing practice for each card set in cursive and print
  • Teacher's guide and student tracking sheet
Item: 23WRP
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program
Waseca Reading Program