Thursday, November 24, 2011

Montessori Pink Reading Series

These are pretty cool.  I have loved using them with my own children, and now with other children.  They have been updated to make it easier for someone who needs to find small objects to use.  I have included most every phonetic noun in the word cards.

For information on building a great set of Materials for Primary Language Exercises, go to this link.

Each file contains a materials list and a little explanation.  You should use your manuals to Present lessons.  I have found that the manuals that I use are sometimes a little more broken down than others out there.  If you have questions about how to use these, let me know.


Montessori Pink Reading Level #1
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Montessori Pink Reading Level #2
CORRECTED
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Montessori Pink Reading Level #3
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Montessori Pink Reading Level #4
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Montessori Pink Reading Level #5
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Montessori Pink Reading Level #6 - Variety Boxes
Picture Mats & Word Cards
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Pink Phrases
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Matching Picture & Sentence Strips
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Word Lists
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29 comments:

  1. I don't really know how to tell in which reading group my daughter belongs. She reads lots of Dick and Jane books already, but she doesn't recognize any non-"Dick and Jane" words. I just barely got introduced to Montessori by Audrey. My daughter is 5. Which level and step should I start her with?

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    1. This is a really good question. In particular if you are moving from a different way of teaching reading to the Montessori reading scheme.

      I think that it will be superbly important to understand whether your child knows her words by sight, or because she understands how to build words by using sounds. I would take the simple phonetic words, on the pink slips - in the phonetic baskets (these can be found on my blog under the language arts label) and go through them with her. If she can read these words with ease, then you are safe to move to the blue set. Use the phonetic baskets cards to find her place. wherever she finds challenge - that is the place she belongs. The light blue and dark blue cards are both part of blue reading, and the green cards are kind of a bridge between blue and green reading. If she were to be challenged with the pink cards you would be right to start at the beginning.

      Once you have found her spot, it is important that she is presented with reading material that is engaging to her. If she is somewhere in the pink reading material, you should probably have all those materials available for her (the procedure is the same if she is ready for the blue level).

      You might want to take this into consideration: Even though I changed from what I was using previously to the Montessori reading materials when my oldest was about age 7, she still really enjoyed going back through the pink and blue reading materials with her younger siblings. I wanted to take care of some dropped stitches and to make sure she never felt she had missed out. She had had a hard time learning to read up to that point, and for that reason I was looking for a different approach. I actually believe that this time in her life made all the difference later in her moving from someone who disliked the struggle she found in reading to someone who loves the written word today. To say that about her is an understatement. Reading is like chocolate. I realize that you can never thank the people who have impacted your life enough. Thank you Audrey, you are one of my heroes.

      Thank you for your comment, and if there is anything I can do to help or add explanation, let me know.

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  2. I printed out the Pink Reading Level #2, and the vowels at the end have 2 "o"s and no "u". Is there any way you can fix that? Your site is SO helpful! Thank you SO much!

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    1. Thanks for the correction. I knew that there would be at least a few oversights. I have fixed it.

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  3. Hi - I am SO grateful for your website! Just noticed that in level 4 - the pictures for bus and rug are muddled.
    Thanks for the amazing resource!

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    1. Since all the pictures and word cards are cut out separately I have decided not to change that one.

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  4. Good morning

    The cards for "O" in the Level 6 do not appear clearly like the others. Thank you for your help.

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  5. Oups! My mistake! The card O does not appear clearly in the Word List serie. Thanks again for your help

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    1. I am not seeing that same problem from this end. Have you tried printing it out in black and white to check for quality first? Might it just be that the document looks fuzzy online? Try downloading it and see if the quality improves.

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  6. I have not yet seen materials made this beautifully. Well done! and a big thank you. I have just moved country and my son has started reading, I couldnt get any English reading books, so your materials will do me so much good. My son still doesnt think he can read because he hasnt been able to read a book yet :( I will be making some. But a big thank you for the materials he will enjoy using them so much.

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  7. As so many other have expressed, I am grateful to you for your generosity in sharing these beautifully made materials. Because I am in an AMI certified school, I have had to make labels in cursive. If you are interested in these files, I would be happy to share them with you.

    P.S. I also found a typo in the blue Series sentence labels. "A slug cannot not hop and skip up the steps."

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    1. I would love any files you sent to me. I haven't found a cursive font that connects for free. That is the only thing keeping me from offering these files in cursive.

      By the way... I fixed the typo in the Blue Reading Sentence Strips. Thanks for the head's up on that.

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  8. I dont have words to say thank to you. I badly need all this stuff. Pl. if you have fonts4teacher downloads or CD pl. share with us. It is very helpful for making worksheets.

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    1. I am glad that you can use my things. The fonts4teachers fonts are guarded by copyright laws and therefore I would never feel comfortable sharing them as a download from my blog. You could find them by going to fonts4teachers.com. I wish you all the luck with your work.

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    2. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful resources. I cannot wait to use them with students at our school. I am new to the Montessori system and am wondering what fonts are used in Primary and Lower Elementary classrooms. Thank you :)

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    3. This question is worthy of a post all by itself. There is a lot of discussion and a bit of controversy about what font to teach children in the primary and lower elementary classrooms. Maybe sometime I will take on that challenge and write a post about it back by research. For now... know that all three - print, d'nealian and cursive can and are taught with success in both the primary and lower elementary classrooms. You can choose whichever you wish. You may want to consider that most of our world is in print.

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    4. Wonderful, wonderful work. Thank you so much for sharing it. My online struggling readers, the ones the schools leave behind, do wonderfully with your materials. Bless you!

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  9. Wow. Thank you!!!!!!! You are so generous to share your work!

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  10. Hi Cathie, First of all thank you so very much for all you share. I was wondering if you could spare a minute to answer a question. I am putting together the materials for the pink reading level 1 and I am wondering about the 6th or additional box's contents: what you called "mixed vowels". Is this a box with object that start with the sound of each vowel without paying attention to the length of the word, or is it just mixed 2-3 letter words? I am a bit confused and if you could clarify I would be in peace.
    Thank you
    silvana_king@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you for your question. The mixed vowels is a box with a 3 letter object that has each middle vowel represented.

      An example would be
      - bag
      - hen
      - pin
      - mop
      - nut


      I hope that this will help out.

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  11. Thank you so much for this. I am knee deep in cutting and laminating now. :) You linked where you get manuals and the link seems to be broken. Can you give another link or resource information? Thanks.

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  12. Thank you so much! The pictures are so well chosen! It's a pleasure for children and teachers to work with them!

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  13. Hello Cathie, good to find you :)
    I was working on my Language folder that I stumbled to your awesome blog.This is indeed what I need.
    Thankyou so much for sharing your wonderful work. Really appreciate it.

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  14. this is fantastic- love it! Can't wait to go print and laminate!

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  15. Hi!!!
    Your work has been super helpful as a guide to make my own. Since I am being certified in Montessori,I had to make my own resources ut it had been almost impossible without your amazing work. Please let me know if youu want me to share with you my files, they are not as pretty as yours but anyway, they could be helpful and I would be happy to share!

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  16. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work! How do you use the secret word lists?

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  17. Thank you so much for sharing your resources. I am totally new to Montessori and having been a secondary and tertiary educator, I am so fortunate to have found your website.

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  18. Thank you so much for posting all of these amazing resources. Thumbs up : -)

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