Today I want to introduce you to The Magic Stories from Allsaid & Dunn, LLC, publishers of The Reading Game and authors of the Wordly Wise series. These stories come as PDF downloads which can be such a blessing in a home like ours where the shelves and books seem to be taking over!
Allsaid & Dunn, LLC, publishers was created by the first author of the Wordly Wise vocabulary program that is ever so popular in the homeschooling community.
The Magic Stories reading program six books that are written at a 2nd-3rd-grade level:
- The Magic Hole
- The Magic Ax
- The Magic Joke
- The Magic Hotdog
- The Magic Boots
- The Magic Box
This program is so much fun! Why does my daughter Joyanna enjoy it so much? Well, let’s begin with the list of The Naughty 40 which are words to read through to prepare before the story is read.
My daughter, who is seven is a tremendous reader so I can’t say her reading improved at all with this supplemental program. But we enjoyed reviewing it together.
The crux of the program is that the stories are written with words that are generally thought of as sight words but still adhere to some phonetic patterns. English is a beast though and more words fall outside of the rules or patterns than fall into them. These are the words that you’ll find on the “Naughty Forty” at the end of each book. Reviewing them ahead of reading the book is such a confidence booster.
If your child has ever tried to read through some “leveled readers” and discovered half of the words in the reader are above their reading level than this program will solve this issue for you.
Included with the downloads are printables like flashcards which would be handy to print on cardstock and worksheets that go along with each story. These also focus mostly on the Naughty Forty words. Within the worksheets you’ll find true/false questions that work sort of like a choose your own adventure… correct answers take the child to new questions while wrong ones lead to dead ends. It’s a really fun way to check reading comprehension. They’ll do finish the sentence type questions, questions that have the child putting themselves in the story, and questions that ask children to continue the story with their own writing.