Title: I See Sam Little Book Reading Program

Target Ages: Grade K - 3.6 reading level
Format: books
Price: $150.00 or priced separately  

The Early Childhood Reading sample pack includes:
  • Little Books Sets 1-4 (91 different books)
  • Little Books Instructor's Guide
  • Little Books Placement and Assessment Manual
  • Four Little Books Set Holder
  • Tracking Sheets and Completion Certificates
The Instructor's Guide and YouTube video will help to guide you in using this reading program. 

Each short book begins with practice of sounds and words that will be used in that book. After the story, there are words to practice before moving on to the next story. In certain books, there is also a "Looking Back" assessment that will review sounds and words from previous books. Each book also has margin notes to remind the teacher to give positive praise and to ask questions to make sure the student is understanding the passage he read. You can get a free sample book here.

The Queen's Assessment:
Having never used a formal reading program, I didn't know what to expect with this review. 

It was very easy to use. The placement and assessment manual was very helpful in helping us determine with which set of books to start. The prince originally tested lower than I thought he would. After a couple of books at that level, I re-assessed him and placed him higher.  

We both loved this program. The prince enjoyed the stories, and I enjoyed watching him read without complaining. We made it part of our regular school time and not something that we would get to later in the day. Many times, he would choose to do reading as his first subject of the day. I've also noticed that he is attempting to read bigger words in everyday life  ... without being prompted. 

The prince did not like the "Looking Back" assessments. I think this had more to do with his not liking "timed" events. He could read fine and often finished before the allotted time with few or no errors. 

I'm already thinking about when to start the princess on this program. Right now, she is learning some 3-letter words and trying to read books and papers that are meant for much older students. I think I feel a summer school project coming on!

Other Homeschool Crew Members reviewed this product. Be sure to find out what they thought at The Homeschool Crew Blog.

Disclaimer: This was a review of my experience with the product described. I tried to give a complete and honest assessment. In order to review the product, I received a free trial of the program with no additional compensation. This in no way influenced my review of the product. The opinions expressed are my own and were not affected or edited by anyone prior to publishing.

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date Monday, February 28, 2011

1 comments to “I See Sam -- Review”

  1. Very Blessed Mamma
    February 28, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    We loved this program. Glad to hear that you liked it too!

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