Happy Cheetah Getting Ready: Handwriting and Early Reading Workbook
Getting Ready: Handwriting and Early Reading Workbook
Because the research proves that copywork is integral to helping students learn to read quickly and easily, the Happy Cheetah Reading System starts with handwriting, then moves to phonics, where students learn the connection between sounds and the written letters.
The Getting Ready workbook introduces your students to printing by hand.
It uses a developmentally-appropriate sequence for both capital and lowercase letters, so all beginning writers learn in the most efficient and easy way possible.
Getting Ready also uses a unique font. Dr. Karen developed this font to address handwriting issues that she sees regularly in her clinical practice. You can prevent letter reversals from the very beginning!
After learning to print all the individual letters, students move into beginning copywork. Next they start to work on hearing individual sounds in words (also called phonemic awareness), and finally practice writing numerals.
About Happy Cheetah
If your child struggles with reading, if you tried other programs that only led to a sense of failure in your child, or if you are working with a child and his progress has stalled for far too long - before you throw in the towel, consider Happy Cheetah.
Using current research in reading and how the brain learns, Happy Cheetah lays a foundation and builds slowly, using repetition to build fluency. This program focuses on one skill at a time and uses copy work to give your student plenty of time to absorb the details. The success with remedial readers, special needs readers, and even children for whom English is a second language is impressively quick.
Children will find Happy Cheetah’s collection of funny stories and simple questions engaging, and you will find their progress satisfying. Happy Cheetah includes everything you need to get started, including a money-back 30-day return guarantee.
From the Publisher:
With Happy Cheetah Reading, you can teach your student to read, effortlessly, in just a few minutes a day. Happy Cheetah Reading develops successful readers based on experience, research, and practiced methods.
With Happy Cheetah Reading, your student always starts listening to the full story, without focusing on rules or individual sounds. Because your student knows the plot, and has the context in mind, all the pieces come together without confusion. With the story as the foundation, your student learns the individual details of reading, such as proper spelling and grammatical cues like quotation marks, in the context of the story. Each smaller element is already included in the big picture. Nothing is out of order; everything is linked. These links rapidly build knowledge, without confusion. Like looking at the box before assembling a puzzle—there's a framework in place.
Happy Cheetah Reading always connects new information to what students already know. Recent studies show that if new information does not link to old, the brain dumps the new. The brain remembers things in context; it’s not wired to remember random tidbits. The guided readers follow a specific progression. They sound right and make sense from the beginning, as students build on what they already know. Happy Cheetah Reading combines the big picture with the smaller details in order to teach reading... simply, easily, and quickly.
Different children have different giftings. Happy Cheetah Reading works with all students because it allows for all different types of giftings. A multi-sensory and multimodality program, it uses many ways to create links in the brain. Even if your student doesn't have one or two ways to link information, that’s okay—the brain compensates. The Happy Cheetah Reading Complete System includes copywork and drawing, visual recognition, auditory reads, and kinesthetic manipulation of letters. Happy Cheetah Reading gives your child's brain the tools and the permission to create the links that it needs, as your child stays relaxed and interested.