Pre-K/K set includes: Letter Sound/Animal Cards, Tactile Kinetic Cards, Number Train Cards, Song CD, 60 Workbooks (12 in each subject)
The Pre-K/K program is designed to prepare students for learning. Theinstructor guides are filled with craft ideas, coordination developmentactivities, animal stories, Bible stories, character training, critical thinking,visual perception and listening comprehension activities. The core of theprogram is pre-reading with a new letter sound each week, fine motordevelopment, and skills that set the stage for strong reading and writing.
Building Visual Processing andShort Term Memory Skills
Exercises tobuild CriticalThinking SkillsIn this exercise a student is askedto select items that would belongin a school supplies box.
Exercises tobuild LetterSoundRecognitionand AuditorySkillsIn many exercises students areasked to circle the items thatbegin with a specific letter soundor items that can begrouped/categorized together.
Exercises tobuild LetterSoundRecognitionand AuditorySkillsIn this exercise, students draw aline between the objects thathave the same beginning soundas the animal sounds they havebeen learning.
Exercises tobuild auditoryprocessingskillsIn this exercise, students mustlisten to the instructions from theinstructor and circle the items asinstructed.
Exercises tobuild FineMotor SkillsNote that all throughout theseexercises, students are expectedto know what the visualinstructions at the top of the pagemean.
Science is a study of Animals andtheir Habitats
Builds Listening Skills through engaging animal storiesthat incorporate the character trait and other objectivesfor the week. Stories end each day with a cliff hanger.
Each day, students must answer ComprehensionQuestions. Stories are also filled with words that beginwith and contain the letter sound they are currentlystudying.
Exercises tobuildCategorizationSkillsIn the beginning, these exercisesin the Science PACEs are simplyseeking what matches the objectin the first box. As studentsprogress, they must find objectsthat “belong” or “don’t belong;”thus building critical thinkingand categorizing skills.
Students learn other skills such as color and begin todevelop fine motor skills through circling objects,coloring, drawing lines between objects, etc. .
ACE Learning to Read includes two Instructor Manuals, Letter Sound Flash Cards, Song CD, 12 Word Building and 3 Math Workbooks, 12 Bible Reading workbooks and 12 Animal Science workbooks.
The Learning to Read program is designed to takestudents who have the foundational skills for readingfrom basic letter and sound recognition to reading. Theprogram is designed as a 12-15 week introduction to firstgrade. However, many parents use it as a more advancedkindergarten program by extending lessons and/ororganizing their week to include academics andextracurricular activities. By the end of the program, students are readingskillfully and can pick up a Bible and read well.
The instructor guides are filled with ideas forcrafts, physical education, and characterdevelopment.The guides outline step by step exactly what tosay and do each day to teach students to improvelistening skills and to read well.Students encounter a new letter sound every dayfor three days. Day four is a review of the priorthree sounds as well as the Bible and animalstories taught over the week.
Studentsmaster lettersoundsthroughauditory, visualandkinesthetic Students listen for words that begin with or contain the letteractivities. sound of the day. Words can appear in a list or in a sentence.
Each lettersound includesactivities forreview andmastery. Students practice fine motor skills like writing through review activities in their workbooks.
Students beginto put soundstogether intowords by thefourth day.Students only encounter wordscontaining the letter soundsalready mastered.
By grouping phonetic sounds together,students gain confidence and speed inreading.
Workbooksprovide morereading andwriting practice.Strugglers areable to usephoneticsymbols to assistwith reading.
Students readshort stories andfollowinstructions todemonstratereadingcomprehension.
Building Listening SkillsThroughComprehensionQuestionsBy incorporatingwords containingthe letter sound ofthe day into thestories.
SequencingStudents arechallenged toorganize stories intochronological order.This builds criticalthinking,sequencing andorganizational skillsand sets the stagefor good writing.
Math SkillsBegins with number recognitionMoves to counting and grouping
Math SkillsBasic additionWord problems to build mathematical thinking
Math SkillsMathematicalReasoning Level Agives students thetools to continue todevelop basic mathand mathematicalreasoning skills.
Mathematical Reasoning SampleLessonsPictures add both avisual andkinestheticapproach tonumbers andoperations.
Mathematical Reasoning SampleLessonsPractice with barsand graphs buildskills for fractionsand basic geometry.
Mathematical Reasoning SampleLessonsCritical thinkingactivities set thestage for Algebra.
Animal Science and Bible ReadingPictures allowstudents to followalong as stories areread.
Animal Science andBible ReadingWorkbook Exercisesreinforce skills suchas using a ruler,coloring, andnumber sequences.They also reinforcelessons taught in thestory (such as theimportance of goodhygiene)
Animal Science and Bible ReadingIn this lesson,students mustduplicate thewing accordingto the patternon the right.
Advanced Lessons found in the appendix coordinate with the English 1-12 PACES for students continuing with traditional first grade level. Lessonsinclude consonant blends, vowel digraphs, and diphthongs as well as sight words and other advanced reading skills.