Hickey Documents for Download
Training and Background Documents
A note on Developmental Optometry.
"Learning to Read English" - Introductory slideshow on the steps of learning to read, potential problems, and using phonics to address them.
How We Remember, or Why a Multi-Sensory System Works (PDF) statistics from Dr. Bella Kotik-Friedgut's site http://learnlanglab.com
Tutor's Lesson Preparation Materials
Cell phone for SMS messages (to encourage reading)
Developing Reading Fluency
Reading Fluency Practice Sheets:
(From this lesson on, the website lesson number and The English Club app/books level number differ; the app/books are numbered more simply without a/b/c)
Past Simple/Present Simple Verb Pairs (Regular and Irregular) "Go Fish" (PDF) (play with subsets according to lesson, up to 40c)
Spelling Rules for Adding Suffix -ing to Verbs - Word Sort Game (words through Lesson 25b) (PDF)
Game Ideas List - inspiration for using existing materials to improvise additional fun practice activities
Templates for creating lessons (story, wordlist) and games:
Hickey Lesson template (to create a Word file containing a story, word list, and game)
3x3 matching squares template (practices matching 18 pairs of words/pictures, with built-in self-check)
Matching 2-part puzzles template (for 12 pairs)
Checkers Game template (practice reading or recall of 24 words)
Four-in-a-Row Reading Game template (practice reading / translation of 36 words)
Finger Twister Game template (for four categories of four words)
"What am I?" Game template (for 36 words, to guess the object name that fits the spoken clues)
Instructions for reaching the David Yellin Special Ed Workshop templates website
templates are available in a booklet with CD from the Beit Berl College
educational materials workshop. (These were used to create some of the games
in the lessons on this site.
Templates for creating interactive (computer) games
Common Word - Vocabulary practice games (use the subset of cards up to the lesson you're on; add more cards later)
Common Words Match English-to-Hebrew Concentration Game, Lessons 1-7 (PDF) (Also in Lesson 7)
Common Words Match Word-to-sentence-context game (through lesson 8) (PDF) (Also in Lesson 8)
Pages for learners (tutor gives a copy to each learner)
Phonics for Classroom Learners (to incorporate phonics and the principles of Hickey in a classroom setting)
Short and Long Vowels Bookmark
(PDF) Contains a clue word
for each long and short vowel.
(Alternatively, delete the pictures and words, and ask learners to choose and illustrate their own clue words.)
Large White Cards, alphabet only, clue word picture on front (PDF) (for use with blending board in a classroom or group, for classes learning the alphabet for the first time; in order of English textbook Tell Me In English)
Words that start with short vowels a, e, i, (with pictures) (PDF)
Games for Classrooms: These games can be played with a student, a small group, or a whole class.
Individual Lesson Materials
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