Houghton Mifflin Company Edmark Reading Program: Product Details
Teach beginning reading and language development to nonreaders
The Edmark Reading Program is designed for students with learning or developmental disabilities and those who have not succeeded with other reading methods. For 30 years, this trusted program has been highly regarded by teaching professionals as "the one that works", allowing most nonreaders to master basic reading skills.
The Edmark Reading Program uses a whole-word approach, with short instructional steps, consistent repetition, and positive reinforcement to ensure that students experience immediate success. Multiple learning modalities are incorporated into this highly effective process with a variety of lesson formats that keep students motivated and involved. Graphics, content, and presentation are appropriate for readers of all ages. Graphics can be turned off for adult or older students.
At five- and ten- word intervals, review and test activities are provided, allowing teachers to test student knowledge of learned words. Management tools and automatic record keeping allow teachers to individualize student learning and track progress.
Edmark Reading Program, Level 1, Software Version
The Level 1 software version teaches 150 words chosen from the Dolch Word List for first-grade readers, as well as "-s,""-ed," and "-ing" endings, capitalization, and punctuation. Students can click on individual words or whole sentences to hear them read aloud. From the beginning, students find success with a process that teaches sight recognition of a word, introduces its meaning, provides comprehension activities, and uses the word in story context.
^^ 350 Words from Dolch Word List and basal readers
^^ Word endings: -s, -ed, -ing
^^ Capitalization and punctuation
^^ Left-to-right reading/tracking
^^ Visual memory of words (sets of letters)
^^ Thinking and discrimination skills
^^ Combined sentences for meaningful stories
^^ Development of independence
^^ Reading practice
^^ 2 Mac/Win CD-ROMs with 227 lessons in five formats and additional practice, review, and post-test activities
^^ Optional host characters, Professor Seymour Words and the AlphaBeta 900 Wordbot
^^ 30 new Stories
^^ Choice of Standard Interface (for visual interest) or Simple Interface (for students who are easily distracted)
^^ High quality audio cues and reinforcement
^^ Single switch scanning
^^ Automatic record keeping to track student progress
^^ Management tools that allow teachers to individualize student learning
^^ Teacher Guide with learning objectives, activity ideas, and research references
^^ Printable Signing Manual with signing illustrations and instruction
^^ Printable Flash Cards