Literacy — Phonics, Spelling, Reading and Grammar
The Get Wisdom! Literacy Curriculum Series, with McGuffey’s eReaders and Teacher Classroom Lessons
The first offering in our literacy curriculum for all ages is our Get Wisdom! Literacy Complete Curriculum. The Get Wisdom! Literacy Complete Curriculum takes the novice or professional teacher from fundamental principles to detailed classroom schedule and activities. The Literacy Curriculum Quick Start immediately provides the home school mom with sufficient background to establish the soundest literacy curriculum, from phonics and spelling, to a comprehensive reading program for any ages. The Go Deep course branch provides the serious educator with all the tools needed to become a master teacher.
As part of the Literacy Complete Curriculum, we offer the original Christian readers by William H. McGuffey, published in the 1830s, revolutionized American education, serving to counter the already ardent movement headed by Horace Mann to secularize American schools, thus undermining our heritage of Christian liberty. William McGuffey designed these books to center on our Savior and His ways, while developing the unparalleled literacy that helped to maintain and expand America’s do-it-yourself republic. The Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s eReaders are a part of a complete system of classroom and home school literacy training from a foundation of rigorous phonics training to cultivating advanced understanding of content and themes. This system is comprehensive, yet accessible with both Quick Start daily lessons and Deep Dive teacher training and support.
The accompanying McGuffey’s Classroom Lessons for Teachers provide background insight and complete reading lessons to enable teachers of any experience and accomplishment successfully to teach children to read, with understanding and discernment, using the Christian McGuffey’s eReaders.
The Complete Literacy Curriculum, McGuffey’s eReaders, and Classroom Lessons build upon the foundational training of Get Wisdom! Making Christian Heroes of Ordinary People and Get Wisdom! School and Classroom Principles and Methods.
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Get Wisdom! Literacy Complete Curriculum
The Get Wisdom! Literacy Complete Curriculum is the product of decades of pioneering research, crafted classroom use, and subsequent refinement. Literacy provides the home school mom needing all the help she can get as quickly and simply as possible. Yet Literacy also fills the needs of the serious education learner with some time to invest in equipping toward becoming a master teacher.
The Get Wisdom! Literacy Complete Curriculum provides phonics, spelling, reading and elementary grammar. Our rigorous phonetic training not only produced advanced literary skills among the youngest students, it also corrected all kinds of childish habits, dyslexia, and even childish attitudes. In schools where I regularly trained literacy teachers, we never failed to teach anyone to read, including numbers of dyslexic children of various ages through adolescence, and even a severely dyslexic mature adult.
Get Wisdom! Literacy Curriculum Supplement — Free
This downloadable zip file at no cost contains various important supplementary aids to the Literacy Curriculum including printable phonogram flashcards, samples of manuscript and cursive writing, and cursive slant template.
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s First eReader
Maintaining the content and flavor of the original public domain books, modestly edited for electronic media, The Get Wisdom! Eclectic First eReader is first in the series of four readers which take students from initial efforts at reading phonetically with limited vocabulary to advanced content and themes rivaling a present-day master’s degree level of literacy.
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s First eReader Classroom Lessons for Teachers
These Classroom Lessons for Teachers provide background insight and complete reading lessons to enable teachers of any experience and accomplishment successfully to teach children to read with the Christian McGuffey’s First Readers and First eReaders.
This first offering with Lessons for the First eReader builds upon the rigorous phonics and spelling training provided by the Get Wisdom! Literacy Complete Curriculum. Themes begin to teach new readers to gain understanding beyond the superficial.
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s Second eReader
The Get Wisdom! Eclectic Second eReader continues to develop reading skills for approximately second to third grade level. Combine with the Get Wisdom! Literacy Curriculum, the second eReader could also be a great a remedial tool for struggling older students.
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s Second eReader Classroom Lessons for Teachers
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s Third eReader
The Get Wisdom! Eclectic Third eReader serves to develop reading, vocabulary and cognitive skills from approximately late elementary through junior high school.
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s Third eReader Classroom Lessons for Teachers
The Third Reader advances the literacy of elementary-aged children. Continuing with vocabulary development, story summaries, and themes, the Third Reader helps the maturing learner grow in reading skills, diction, and deeper understanding of authors’ underlying messages.
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s Fourth eReader
William McGuffey’s opus—The Fourth Reader and final for the series—offers significant Christian worldview literature including writing from Shakespeare, Milton, and the Bible, among many other authors. Through careful sequencing of the lessons, the Fourth Reader develops increasing skill through vocabulary, elevated language, and depth of theme.
Get Wisdom! McGuffey’s Fourth eReader Classroom Lessons for Teachers
Classroom Lessons for the Fourth Reader support the teacher of any experience successfully to teach the engaging, sometimes humorous, and always demanding content of the Fourth Reader, including the sound Biblical refinements or corrections to themes required to learn discernment of ideas, even from good human teachers. These lessons help the student to get literacy and to get wisdom!