The Struggling Reader {Review and Giveaway}

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A couple of years ago, I attended a homeschool convention and was disappointed at a few of the vendors’ products on teaching reading {and writing}. Their “research-based” theories and practices were anything BUT based on solid reading research.  I left feeling frustrated and even wrote a post about it.  So when I recently attending a Teach Them Diligently conference, I was a bit leery of what I might find. {Just keepin’ it real, here.}

As I walked around the vendor hall, The Struggling Reader booth really grabbed by attention, since struggling readers are such a passion of mine. I made my way over to critique browse their materials and listen in as they conversed with parents of struggling readers.  I was so encouraged by their products and what they had to say about teaching reading.  Later that weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with William and hear his heart about his business {which he calls “ministry”-awesome!}. We also talked the language of reading and reading research {since he and Kristen both have graduate degrees in reading}, which would probably have bored most of you. :) I was highly impressed by their research, their knowledge, and their product!

Today, I am over the moon excited to tell you about their product AND OFFER ONE SET AS A GIVEAWAY!

Five Skill Sets Needed for Reading

Reading is a complex skill.  There are many things that have to happen in a person’s brain for reading to “work”.  If one of these things isn’t clicking with the reader, reading can become a frustration for both the child and the teacher!   So much of what happens as a reader reads is silent {it happens in the brain}, so finding the root of the problem can be hard.  The Struggling Reader breaks down reading into five sub-categories, all of which are needed for a reading:

  1. phonemic awareness– an awareness of sounds in words
  2. phonics– connecting the sounds to the written letters
  3. sight words– high frequency, common words that readers need to know by sight
  4. fluency– can the child read like he’s talking
  5. comprehension– understanding or thinking about what you’re reading

Finding the Root of the Problem

The Struggling Reader is designed to help you locate the area(s) in which your struggling reader needs specific reading instruction.  This is very important because struggling readers {really, all readers} need to be taught in their “instructional zone” or developmental level.  Too many times, struggling readers are reading texts and doing literacy activities that are over their head.  This actually hinders their progress because a– they can’t read the text/do the activities which leads to b-lack of motivation to even try.

The Struggling Reader Assessments {Giveaway}

The way that The Struggling Reader helps you locate strengths and weaknesses is through a series of assessments for each of the five areas mentioned above.  The testing guides walk you through each step, so you don’t need an M.Ed. in Reading to know how to administer and “grade” these assessments. Through these assessments, you are given a clear window to what your child does and does not understand about phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, fluency, and comprehension.  This is EXACTLY what I did as a private reading tutor.  In order to tutor the child on his specific level, I first had to assess the child in all of these areas.

Multi-Sensory Activities for Each Skill Set in Reading

Here comes the cool part: Not only does The Struggling Reader have assessment books to help you zone in on where your child needs work, they also have resource books to help you teach your child in his area of weakness using his five senses {research based off of Dr. Samuel Orton and Dr. Anna Gillingham}.  By the way, this way of teaching isn’t just for struggling readers. ANY reader can benefit from learning to read in this manner.  {I’ll be sharing a few activities from their activity books this week in my 5 Days of Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading…coming tomorrow!}

Once you’ve assessed your child and you know their areas of strengths and weaknesses, there are these amazing activity books FILLED with reading ideas you can use with your child {plus four sets of flashcards}.  And there’s no need to guess which activity you need to do.  They’ve done this for you.  Once you have your “scores” from your assessments, you can cross-reference this with the activities.  In other words, the activities listed for each of the five areas of reading are clearly marked to show you which ones your child could benefit from the most.

I could literally go on and on about these activities, but here are a few things I love:

  • they are fun and hands-on {many are games}
  • they can be adapted for a school setting, tutoring setting, or homeschool setting {*see info regarding legal use at end of post}
  • they do not require you to buy lots of materials to administer them
  • they are clearly marked, letting you know how they fit into multi-sensory teaching
  • they are based off of best reading practices and reading research {these are tried and true reading practices that reading teachers and reading researcher highly recommend}
  • they are developmentally appropriate {for ages PreK through 8th grade}

The Struggling Reader Complete Bundle Pack Giveaway

While you can purchase all of their items separately; today The Struggling Reader is giving away a Complete Bundle Pack to one of my readers-WOW!  Seriously.  A Complete Bundle Pack is valued at $599!  

Want to order now? The Struggling Reader is offering a 20% off discount to all This Reading Mama readers!  But you must order through the “Contact” link on their site.  Tell them This Reading Mama sent you and they will get you squared away!

Ready to enter?  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Please note that the only mandatory entry is a comment on this blog post.  All other entries are optional.  This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or G+.  Thanks and happy entering!

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*Terms of Use:

Individual Use ~ Permission is granted for purchasers to use materials with all children in their legal custody.

Multiple students ~ You may be a public or private school teacher, or perhaps a tutor, that is interested in using these materials with multiple children put under your care.  For multiple use, classroom/tutor packs are available that consist of sets of 25 student scoring sheets.  Purchase of Tutor Packs constitutes a legal licensing agreement with the purchaser, releasing them to use all purchased materials with up to 25 different students.  Tutor packs are purchased in addition to The Struggling Reader material.

Tutor packs are $50 if you are going to just test an individual skill (ie: Phonics, OR Comprehension, etc).  The complete set is $240 which gives you 25 score sheets for all 5 skills (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Sight words, Fluency, and Comprehension).

20% off also applies for the tutor packs for the duration of this giveaway!

5 Days of Multi-Sensory Activities for Teaching Reading | This Reading Mama

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  1. it looks doable by a parent, and it seems flexible to reach different types of leaners.

  2. I like how comprehensive and how targeted it is. It’s not just a’hope and pray’ system, it uses diagnostic assessment to find specific areas of need.

  3. This looks great for my second child. My oldest seemed to figure out reading so easily it was surprising. This, unfortunately is not the case with my little girl. We’ve tried several different approaches and this program looks as though it may be a good solution for a strong foundation in reading. : )

  4. Those are definitely the 5 ways I teach reading. Would love to add to my repertoire.

  5. What excited me the most is that it can be used with new readers as well!

  6. Michele Kinsley says:

    What is exciting to me is that it can help a slow start reader even in the middle year age to hone in on skills that he might have missed by being behind in the early elementary years.

  7. Jeneille says:

    I can use this to teach my son to read!! That excites me the most about this program :)

  8. Carol Tavares says:


    Love the info shared!


  9. Shaydee says:

    This blog is very informative and helpful. We are in the process of beginning reading and seeing the breakdown of the sub-categories makes so much sense.

  10. It looks great! I could put it to good use with most of my boys. :)

  11. Kristen says:

    I have a 6 year old with Downs this looks like the key we’ve been waiting for!

  12. Sarah Scott says:

    I’m always trying to figure out what makes my daughter “tick” as a reader!

  13. This looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. This would be great for one of my kids to use to improve her reading. She was left behind a bit in her public school and we are now home schooling and trying to fix what she was missing. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  15. I attended a session from Kristen at our state homeschool convention a couple of years ago, and her advice is seriously STILL repeating in my head. (And that’s a very good thing!) I actually really wish I could consult with her now that I know a little more about my son’s reading abilities (he has multiple special needs).

    Thanks for this great review, Becky. And your upcoming 5-day series sounds awesome!

  16. Having two struggling readers in my household I know the power of systematic, multi-sensory instruction. My favorite part is that ALL children can learn this way!

  17. Heather says:

    Looks great! Definitely gonna check it out.

  18. Fibia Davidson says:

    I like the diagnostic assessment and ability to work on problem areas. Such a great resource. Thank you for the giveaway.

  19. I like how it has an assessment and then tells you what to work on and how. I also love that games are included. Sounds great.

  20. Teresa Thomasson says:

    As my daughter is starting to read, I like how this resource could help with the milestones.

  21. Jennifer says:

    This looks like a fantastic way to pinpoint areas of reading difficulty,

  22. Love that it teaches through games and the evaluations!

  23. This is wonderful

  24. This looks like a wonderful resource for our home.

  25. Wow, what an awesome giveaway…:)

  26. Marrissa says:

    This looks great! Seems very doable for parents!

  27. Super neat giveaway!

  28. I love the assessment and how it helps us to pinpoint what the child needs to work on.

  29. Kirsten says:

    I love how comprehensive the program is.

  30. lacy campbell says:

    It excites me because it can be used with new readers.

  31. Sheila Davis says:

    This sounds great would help bring my daughter up to par, and also challenge my son with the same program,

  32. Amanda Bush says:

    This program would give ME the tools to help & understand my budding reader. I often feel like I don’t know the ‘right’ ways to help him.

  33. Michelle says:

    This looks like a great program to help my struggling reader. I like how they offer the assessments and the how to teach to the area of weakness.

  34. Katie H says:

    Looks like a wonderful program! Thank you for the information.

  35. My son is learning to read and I’m hoping this will help us. He has no interest in reading.

  36. JoAnne Y says:

    This would be a wonderful addition to our homeschool. My six year old is so struggling with putting sentences together. He pretty much shuts down when I ask him to read.:( I read to him daily for more then an hour thru out the day and he still has no interest in reading himself. He will sit for long periods of time just looking thru books. He can read sight words and cvc words. I don’t want to push or discourage but I know he can do it. This mama is stuck and frustrated.

  37. This would be a very useful tool for use with my tutor students & in my classroom. What a great resource! As usual, your blog post has been very informative.

  38. Cristy C says:

    I really love that it is a well rounded program that is hands on!

  39. I have twins struggling with reading and this would be so awesome!

  40. Dianna Maxwell says:

    my son is 15 and is the only one of my three kids that just cannot grasp reading, I would really love to try this for him.

  41. I love the Multi-Sensory approach included in these books. Sounds like fun.

  42. Karen Shoemaker says:

    I have struggling reader and would love to win this product.

  43. {Kathy} Thank you for sharing this! It looks like a very viable product for use in lower grades.

  44. It looks like something I could use with a child with the challenges of autism.

  45. Being able to pin point the problem and working on it and not a zillion other things.

  46. This looks like something I can do! I am willing to try anything to help my son. Thank you for this opportunity!

  47. Melinda says:

    This looks like a wonderful resource. I’d love to use it for tutoring!

  48. Jenny S. says:

    I like that we’re targeting specific problem areas instead of just hitting same skills all the time.

  49. My six year old is struggling. We are thinking of dyslexia testing once she is seven but it would be great to have some more insights before that. We have some vague ideas-comprehension isn’t bad but would love to unpick the rest.

  50. I would love to use this with my sons!

  51. The games! If my daughter feels like I’m trying to “feel out” where she is struggling or excelling she will freeze up. This will make it easier and more fun!

  52. Siobhan Schubert says:

    Very interested to see and read more about these materials. Thanks!

  53. Roxanna Alcantra says:

    What excites me the most is that I can use this to teach my son how to read! Thank you for the giveaway!

  54. Helping with reading!

  55. I teach 1st grade in the inner city and this would be wonderful for intervention with my really low babies.

  56. Shana R. says:

    I can use it to teach my kids to read.

  57. I like that it is so comprehensive and that it sounds like it would be easy to figure each of my children’s strengths znd weaknesses of reading and how to incorporate the many multi sensory activities for each child’s needs.

  58. JoAnn Wilder says:

    Awesome-Awesome! This is the type of Reading Curriculum I have been searching for. It is appropriate for the age group I tutor, it is hands on & fun.
    Thanks for sharing!

  59. I love that its hands on, and pretty much spells out a way of teaching a struggling reader! Reading is where I get the most frustrated when working with my son! :)

  60. My 12 yr old is now ready to read, but all the begaining reading are geared for a 5 yr old. This looks like something that he might get something out of & enjoy

  61. Mellissa K says:

    Looks like an AWESOME program!!!

  62. Wow! This program looks really comprehensive, it would be a great addition to our homeschooling!

  63. Laura W. says:

    Looks like a very complete resource! I have a passion for helping struggling readers too, especially my own.

  64. Elaine Z. says:

    Looks like a great program. Would love to use it with my son.

  65. What a great giveaway for any reader that addresses all the areas needed for learning to read. Pinned it onto my Reading Board for you too!

  66. Bonny Boyd says:

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I love that the program can actually help you figure out where the reading struggles lie.

  67. Celeste says:

    I like the fact that I will be able to help my boys with their reading. They struggle and it will be great to help them. I am so glad you shared this.

  68. Sharon F. says:

    I have a 10 year old who is struggling immensely with reading and this looks like it would be a big help for her. Thank you for the giveaway!

  69. We have a struggling reader so I am excited to help him as I start homeschooling next year.

  70. Ooops, put the wrong email awhile ago. I am excited to help my son who needs some extra encouragement in this area.

  71. Brittney Gonzalez says:

    Love this! I’m working on all of these things with my daughter right now, and this is such a great resource :)

  72. This looks really great! Thank you for your thorough explanations. Loved this post!

  73. Patricia O'Brien says:

    It looks like a great product!!

  74. I have been looking for resources to help my son who struggles with reading. He has ADHD, so I hope this would help him as well.

  75. Paula J says:

    The multi-sensory activites sound very exciting to me: I have discovered that my son needs this type of learning – especially with reading!

  76. miranda says:

    I have a struggling reader! This looks interesting!

  77. My just turned 9 year old struggles so much, I’m always looking for something to help him along.

  78. I could use this in my classroom immediately!

  79. Gina Phillips says:

    This looks awesome my son has just recently been diagnosed with a specific learning disability- reading only. He is going to be nine and would love to learn to read. This would be a huge blessing to our family. It looks so easy and I love that they use the assessments to gear our teaching correctly.

  80. I am very excited to see this – I have one struggling reader who is trying so hard – I believe this would be a great encouragement to him!

  81. This material sounds just like what we need for our 6 year old with autism, especially the comprehension section.

  82. Rebecca says:

    It looks like something that is complete and some what easy to follow.

  83. Jamie V says:

    So excited for the chance to help my son who struggles with reading. I struggle with knowing what to do to help him. This program sounds like it can help us both! Thank you for this amazing opportunity!

  84. Jennifer Lancaster says:

    This looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  85. annabelle says:

    Looks interesting, thank you :)

  86. Nicole Mason says:

    I have seen how a multiple sensory approach to reading can work wonders for children with special needs. My own son took off reading when I started incorporating multisensory activities into our routine.

  87. Kathryn says:

    This is a great program. I have a 7 yr old grandson who is struggling. This would be perfect for him. It would benefit my 4 other grandchildren as they begin to read.

  88. This looks perfect for my tutoring students. Having a step by step guide would be super helpful.

  89. says:

    Everything excites me about this product! My son struggles with it all (phonics, comprehension, fluency). Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on it. I really enjoy your blog!! It has been wonderful for my first year of homeschooling. Thanks!

  90. I have an upcoming 2nd grader that struggled with her reading all this past year and I would love to be able to help her during the summer.

  91. Jennifer C says:

    I love the easy assessments. Thanks!

  92. Thank you for offering this giveaway – would love to win. And thank you for sharing info. about this resource. I will be researching it for my struggling reader!

  93. Amy Carrigan says:

    I saw this on Pinterest and would love to try this with my own “struggling reader”!

  94. juli vrotney says:

    Being able to help my son with reading…and sounds fun with the games, etc. would love to have Run-d.m.c. r

  95. This would be a wonderful addition for both my tutoring kids and my own children. Would love to have it!!

  96. Heather says:

    I appreciate that there are multi sensory activities included. It looks like a great program and I am curious to learn more.

  97. Penina G says:

    I’m always looking for new and research based ways to help my children with reading.

  98. Amanda Burt says:

    Love love love the idea of finding out exactly where the child deficit is and then working towards strengthening this! Love that this program is researched based.

  99. Jenny K. says:

    I like that it is multi-sensory and includes the reading comprehension.

  100. Tina Kim says:

    I can’t wait to look into this. I have 2 struggling readers I’m desperately want to help. Thanks!

  101. Katie A. says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome reading package!!!!!

  102. Allison Lucas says:

    How fantastic! I love that it looks at all areas of reading instead of focussing on just one. What a great resource!!

  103. I love that the program is broken down into 5 easy to understand skill sets and that there are activities that are presented in a multi-sensory approach!

  104. Heather says:

    Fascinating. I would be so very eager to try this with my dyslexic son!

  105. Wow ….how exciting this looks like something I can use with my tutoring students. My passion is working with youngsters who aren’t achieving in their reading and the fact that this is a multi sensory approach is super exciting. Thanks Reading Mama if I don’t win it I’m going to have to save to buy it I think!!!!

  106. Love that it’s fun and hands-on!

  107. As a teacher and parent of a struggling-to-read almost 3rd grader, this looks awesome! I’d be excited to see how it can make a difference for him and others at our school!

  108. Hayley Webber says:

    Wow, looks like an amazing program. Great that it allows you to assess your child in the areas that she is struggling with.

  109. I am very excited about this program. It would be wonderful for my youngest daughter. We have been struggling with her and reading.

  110. Looks like an interesting program.
    Thank you for sharing.

  111. chin yin says:

    This is really new to me n I hope I am e winner…

  112. Debbie E says:

    It sounds like a great program!

  113. Susan Casper says:

    What excites me the most is to find a resource that I can use to help my struggling readers.

  114. I’d say the games!

  115. What interests me is the breakdown of all the sub-categories of reading to help figure out where my learner is “falling down” in her understanding as she goes. I am excited that it includes multi-sensory approaches.

  116. I am very excited about something that may help us move past the bumps in the road we’ve run into with learning to read!

  117. Rachel Evers says:

    I teach Kindergarten and there is nothing more frustrating to find that ONE student who isn’t making the connection. I would love to use this pack to help identify and increase probability of reading for those strugglers!! thanks


  118. I like that this program helps target specific areas that a struggling reader needs to focus on.

  119. We love hands on games that help us learn different things. I know Sammy would just love this product!

  120. Claire Metzger says:

    I like the fact that not only is the material organized for ease of use but also that the creators have done their research!

  121. WOW! This could help me with my little guy who Down Syndrome. Thanks for making me aware of this product and the giveaway!

  122. Crystal Parks says:

    This sounds exactly what I need to help my son!

  123. This looks like it could be a huge key to helping my son learn to read.

  124. This excites me because my daughter is struggling to learn and it frustrates both her and me. I would love to have some helpful resources like this to pave the path to reading for her!

  125. My son is a struggling reader and I struggle understanding this and also understanding all the information that is out there (often in teacher speak) to support him – it would be exciting to have materials that I ready for me to use and he will enjoy

  126. What excites me most – knowing that you looked at it and think it’s a great product. Also, I enjoyed speaking with them and knowing it’s a ministry – that to me hits high onthe list!

  127. I love the assessment and that it can help me figure out exactly what she struggles with and how to help her!

  128. I would love to win this!! I would help me greatly to understand why my son struggles so much with reading, comprehension, etc…. Even with 2 years of extra help in ps, he still struggles just as much.

  129. Christie says:

    I can’t wait to check into this. As a teacher, we are always looking how to help each and every student. The fact that it lays it all out for you step by step is a huge time saver.

  130. Love this reading mama! I have a ID child who struggles to read, I have gotten so many good ideas!!

  131. Jill B. says:

    I like that it has games! Learning to read through games doesn’t feel like school work!

  132. Perfect timing… I need this :)

  133. Deana Steele says:

    My son could really benefit from this!

  134. I like how this program has an assessment for each of the five areas. It seems like you really get an accurate picture of your child’s strengths and weaknesses.

  135. I’ve got one great reader and the other is struggling….even more so in the “shadow” of his same aged brother. Would be great to have more tools to help him on his way.

  136. i have a son this would be perfect for. id be grateful to win. thanks for the chance!

  137. Libby Moore says:

    Sounds like an excellent program….thanks for the info.

  138. I would love to check out this material and have it for a couple of my struggling readers!!

  139. I’d love to check out this material. It sounds like an excellent program. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  140. I’m very excited to check this out for my 2 young readers :)

  141. I have been looking for something to help strengthen my 10 year old’s reading skills. I wasn’t sure how to evaluate her to know how to help. This looks like EXACTLY what I’ve been needing. Bonus – it will help my 7 year old be a stronger reader from the beginning!

  142. Looks fun and would be great for my son!

  143. I have three kids that have different reading issues and they all learn differently. Multi-sensory sounds great!

  144. I like that it is geared towards your child’s own strengths and weaknesses and then gives you ideas on how to bring about reading where it can be possible for them. I have two very different learners and this would be awesome to see how I can use this for each of them based on their individual learning skills.

  145. This would be a huge help to me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  146. I would love to win this to use with my son to be kindergartener who has Down syndrome.

  147. Nicole M says:

    I am looking into a multi sensory approach to teaching my little gal to read. Thanks for the giveaway:)

  148. Jennifer says:

    I would love this product! I have more than one struggling reader…one that struggles more than the others, and would love to be able to help him enjoy reading!

  149. I have a daughter that was just diagnosed with a learning delay in visual processing. I’m currently scrambling to find multisensory tools to help encourage her to read and to want to read. We could really use some extra support in this area! :)

  150. As a Mama with two slow-to-go readers, I am interested in this curriculum to help them (particularly one – the other we worked and worked and worked with and she is doing well now). How I would love to use this to help in this vital aspect of their education!

  151. I am an exhausted (homeschool mommy) – not tired from dealing with my children but, from worrying and trying to help my 7 1/2 year old son. He is a struggling reader and I am not sure what to do to help him. We do sight words…we read out loud, we have tried websites. I want to help him succeed. It makes him feel terrible when his 4 year old sisters says “the word is says” -she picked reading up in a flash. I think this program could help us.

  152. This program is exactly what my struggling reader needs! Thank you!

  153. My daughter is very dyslexic and I am always on the look out for things that will help me teach her to read. I would LOVE to win this bundle!

  154. Sara Knight says:

    I need this program for my little girl. She struggles with her reading and is frustrated! I don’t know exactly how to help her.

  155. I am excited about this product because it truly sounds like “THE” product needed for my 9 yr old son who still is struggling with reading due to Convergence Excess Eye Issues.

  156. This looks like a great multi-sensory solution for my very delayed reader who is also a bit dyslexic.

  157. Nancy Clark says:

    This looks great! We would love this.

  158. What excites me the most is the layout of the program, it seems very straight forward in determining the best way to help a struggling reader at different levels. This is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks for the giveaway and for bringing this to the attention of so many people.

  159. I love that it’s multisensory and looks at the components of reading!

  160. We could really use this. I have 1 struggling reader, and another that is reading at grade level – but used to read above grade level so she isn’t advancing. (she is grade 2…)

  161. What excites me most about this program is that you can pinpoint where the weaknesses lie. What a great resource!

  162. Karen Martin says:

    Wow, what a blessing this would be. I’m on my 4th child and I’ve never had a struggling reader before now.

  163. Angel cutshall says:

    I have an 8 year old that is really struggling with reading and has no interest in reading. I really don’t know what else do. I would love to try something new

  164. Jen kahly says:

    Super excited about this reading program! Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  165. Giovanna says:

    This looks like a great tool to use with my daughter who is dyslexic. The fact that it is multisensory is awesome

  166. Interesting, would love to use with my newly reading son.

  167. Wow, this would be a great tool for my youngest!

  168. What a wonderful opportunity! Thank you for your graciousness in offering this resource that would greatly help my struggling reader.

  169. I would find this very helpful in working with my granddaughter.

  170. Tessa keath says:

    Would love this for my daughter!

  171. katrina snider says:

    What an awesome giveaway!!!!! I have a little one who wants to read so badly…her sister reads fluently but she is younger……I want to teach her so she can be just like sissy!!!!! This program looks awesome! It would also help me in my career as well. I am a Special Educator for a Private School. We don’t receive gifts like this…..Our struggling readers would benefit immensely!!!!!

  172. I love that it’s all there. The fluency pack is especially exciting!

  173. Monica Street says:

    I am most excited about the fact that there are games and not just copy the words onto paper! Thanks for the giveaway.

  174. Ruthanne says:

    Wow, I would love to be able to try this program with my struggling reader! Looks great!

  175. I love how it breaks down all the areas of reading so you can work on the ones your child needs. My son is 6 and doesn’t seem to be getting it.

  176. Jennifer W. says:

    This is so encouraging. My middle son has zero interest in reading and gets extremely frustrated when we sit down to read anything. We both do. :( It looks like this could help me be the guide he needs to be at this point and beyond. Thanks for the give away!

  177. Lindsey says:

    I like that this product is not only for 6 year olds. My almost 9 year old son has a big brother and he does not like “babyish” things.

  178. Love that you can work on weaker areas and build up. Also that the program uses games, very important to engage a very active emergent reader.

  179. my son would love this! He thrives on school being fun, and absorbs no much more new material when he is having a good time!

  180. So excited to finally find answers.
    You are so right, itis hard to find the answers.
    Thank you for all you do

  181. Jennifer says:

    This looks great! I am ready to beat my head against the wall with my youngest child.

  182. Very simple ideas!

  183. This looks AMAZING!! Would be great for our 1st year of homeschooling (our 5 year old:) Good luck everyone:)

  184. Love that it looks like something that could actually work to help my son, he has been struggling for so long.

  185. Christine says:

    I have a son on the ASD. It’s the assessment along with the where and how to apply where he is at is essential and can help me help him. Thanks for opportunity to win this great resource.

  186. Debbie E says:

    Looks like this would be great for my kiddos!

  187. I love that I can use it at home with my first grader! Thank you!

  188. Degania Fortson says:

    My second grade daughter is a struggling reader and I have been looking for the perfect program that will speak to her. We are a military family stationed overseas and it is so difficult to explore possible English materials. Thank you for introducing me to the options out there.

  189. Aubrey Rentschler says:

    Wow! This program sounds fantastic! My cousin has recently been talking to me about her little girl, who is a whole year behind in her reading right now. She is desperate to find a program that will help her and I’m sure this program would be VERY beneficial. Thanks so much for sharing this program! I hope I get it!!

  190. Melissa Mize says:

    I have felt this is the way to go to teaching students how to read for a long time. Just did not have all the resources to fit my needs. Thanks goes to all. Thanks for the giveaway!! This is huge!!

  191. Tonia Fortkamp says:

    This pack looks great. I would love to try it on my son!

  192. I have a struggling reader. I think this would be very helpful.

  193. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway and the great info!

  194. sarah h says:

    My little one wants to read so badly! She’s having such a hard time maybe this would help

  195. Jennifer says:

    I am so excited I found your blog! I am a Montessori teacher turned homeschool mama and tutor, and I can’t wait to share this with other mamas to boost their confidence that they CAN teach their children well!

  196. Linda H. says:

    Looks perfect for my reader. Thanks for all your info!

  197. As the mom of a struggling reader I’m excited for new ways to help her :)

  198. This program looks great! Thanks for sharing!!

  199. This would be such a blessing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  200. Not sure how to approach reading with a 9yo who doesn’t read. Maybe this will help.

  201. April W. says:

    Its my first year homeschooling my 6 year old and I have been looking for months at curriculum. This looks amazing, however the price is just too much for us. I am hoping we might win! But I never win these sort of things so I’ll keep up the search lol

  202. My daughter is struggling to comprehend what she reads. I think that this would really help with that. This is such a great giveaway!

  203. What exictes me the most? That it would help my daughter LOVE to read!

  204. I would love to win this! I plan to homeschool when my boys get older (playing around with preschool some now) but my 11yo sister has always struggled with reading & now has been put on medication to help her focus. I would love to be able to help her over the summer & get her off those pills.

  205. Amy Marshall says:

    I would totally love to win this… so needed right now. Thanks for the info.
    Hope to win.

  206. Sounds like a great resource! My middle child is just starting to read, so this would be a perfect addition.

  207. That I could help my sweet little boy learn how to read and be excited about it:)

  208. I love this idea! Just not sure my pocket book can love it… maybe I’ll win!

  209. I have a struggling reader & would love to try this out!!

  210. Cassandra says:

    We need a new approach for my son and I think this just may be it. I’m super excited to know that there are other products out there like this that I haven’t yet found! AWESOME!

  211. Debbie K says:

    It looks like it is very easy to impliment. Easy for the teacher and clear for the student.

  212. Great site, glad I found it. Excited to spend more time looking at all you share. Thank you!

  213. Ann Whitten says:

    Enjoyed your blog and ideas. Thanks for sharing! If I win, will be sharing this resource with others.

  214. Veronika says:

    Multi-Sensory Activities for Each Skill Set

  215. Kelly K. says:

    This looks like a great program that I could use with my struggling reader!

  216. This is a wonderful site for home schoolers who are still feeling their way through the whole teaching process. Thanks for having it!

  217. Samara Navarra says:

    Thank you for this giveaway! I have triplets to teach how to read!! This program would certainly help us.

  218. debi hogan says:

    I attended all Kirsten Eckenwiler’s sessions at the NCHE conference (the past two years). I would purchase this program if money was not an issue. I implement a lot of her strategies in my son’s teaching.

  219. With a house full of dyslexics, the list of reasons why I would love this curriculum is way too long! Thanks for the offer!!

  220. I have twin boys and they are really struggling with reading right now. I love that this set uses all five senses to help them.

  221. I could so use this program. I have a struggling 8yr old and 5yr old learning to read.

  222. Sally Hill says:

    Starting a position as a reading teacher who helps struggling readers so this would be great to have!

  223. Tammi Olds says:

    I think this just might be the answer to my kinder-1st grader who just doesnt get sight words..thanks

  224. This looks great, love the assessments, what great tools! I want to try this with my dyslexic daughter!

  225. This looks awesome! I would love to add to my repertoire of activities! I’m so glad I found this site!

  226. It makes my job easier to teach!

  227. Shannon B says:

    I would love to use this with my son to increase fluency & comprehension!

  228. Melissa Witte says:

    That looks great for my two. The components are right on.

  229. This looks like an awesome set and what a fantastic giveaway!

  230. cateysmomma says:

    Looks like a great program my daughter would benefit from!

  231. This looks like it will help my son this fall!

  232. My daughter is severely dyslexic. She has learned to read, and does it very well considering a year ago, she couldn’t identify all of the letters of the alphabet. We had her professionally evaluated and we are teaching her accordingly – we use AAS for instance, which works amazingly for her. This kit would be amazing in helping us keep her on track and keeping on top of her problems. Thank you and God bless!

  233. I like how it breaks everything down into bits and pieces and looks like anyone can pick it up to help a struggling reader.

  234. Nichol Tone says:

    It excites me to have something that help my daughter read better

  235. Wow this sounds like a great curriculum to help my 2nd child learn to read. What worked with the first will not work with the second so I’m struggling to find a new approach for her.

  236. Looks like a good program!

  237. As a teacher of spld students this looks right up my street!

  238. This sounds amazing and would help my 9-year-old struggling reader so much! Thanks for letting us know about this product!

  239. Great info! Thanks for sharing!

  240. This would be a huge help for my daughter!

  241. Missy Snyder says:

    This looks like a wonderful resource. Thank you :)

  242. Heejung says:

    This looks great for my little one!

  243. Oh my goodness…this sounds like a dream come true! Oh how I pray that one day my two little ones will read without tears;)

  244. Crystal says:

    This looks great.

  245. What an excellent resource!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  246. I’m most excited about the ability to have a proper instructional level for students!

  247. Kristina S. says:

    I really like that they have assessment books to help a parent assess how better to help their child.

  248. Jennifer B says:

    Lots of games and it looks fun for my 4 y.o.! I love that it can be used for a long time and with multiple emergent readers.

  249. I am looking forward to win this program and help my students succed.

  250. I am so psyched to find something like this! I start tutoring a 3rd grade girl who’s struggling next week, and I’m sure something like this would be a HUGE help. I don’t know if I have a great chance, since I’m not on Twitter or Facebook:(, but I have my fingers crossed anyway! I think the assessments/diagnostics are what excite me the most!!!

  251. Christy Hammersley says:

    My daughter could really use this. She has been being tutored and quite honestly I don’t see any progress.


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