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Volume 5 • #5 • May 2006

NEWSLETTER

The new revised version of Reading from Scratch is now out.  The principle changes pertain to the substitution of CD Rom disks for the spelling tapes.  There are now four disks that contain all the same spelling exercises, but they require those little CD players that every kid apparently has (according to my younger, more mod friends).  To use the material you will need two disk players, just as you needed  two tape recorders. The disk with the spelling on it is plugged into the RIGHT ear, as usual, and the music disk will be connected to the left ear.  The earplugs are still included in the kit, as they haven’t changed. If you have to buy a second CD player, get a cheap one from a discount house for the music.  The quality doesn’t matter for the music as it does for the spelling words.

The next question is about the music.  Your student probably has a fistful of tunes already recorded on his disk (Ipod? - whatever can take one mono  1/8  inch plug). But he won’t want to bring it to school every day, and if he does, it will probably get lost.  So you need to have a CD of your own with music (any kind) on it which you can use if he doesn’t bring his own.

There is a big advantage to using CD ‘s instead of tapes. When you want to switch from one spelling lesson to another, you don’t have to rewind, fast forward, stop and start, to find the new one.  You just push a button.  So one set of disks is enough for everybody. Another advantage is that the disk players are cheaper and much easier to find than tape recorders these days.  And the student can still pause whenever he wants more time, just as before.

The CD containing the phonics book is the same as ever. You use it on a computer that has Adobe Acrobat Reader on it.  Any questions? 


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