Phonics Books

The Tutorial Press, Inc., founded in 1982, has published many books by Ernest Christman, M.D. to further the teaching of reading by a true 100% phonic method. As an ophthalmologist, he saw many non-reading children with no eye abnormalities, children who were not taught properly. He is an amateur linguist who had researched the rules pertaining to English from a myriad of sources. Realizing that one gets bored with drills, he devised stories that entertain, utilizing exclusively words at the reading level attained.

This PROGRESSIVE PHONICS 100% phonic series consists of a main book with five phonic reading levels and practice words, sentences, and stories at the phonics level attained. There are 9 supplemental books for additional practice, each at the appropriate phonic level with a controlled vocabulary to ensure no difficulties are encountered.

This method is designed for all literacy programs: School, Community, Employer, Library, Home, and Immigrant. These are new books from the publisher.


PRESCRIPTION FOR READING: TEACH THEM PHONICS
Hardcover, 290 pages by Ernest H. Christman, M.D.
ISBN 0-912329-01-7 Hard Cover $22.95
Size 6" X 9" Second Printing 1984
Pages: 240 Smyth Sewn
Illustrations: 44 pen and ink by Catherine A. Christman
This is the main book which serves as both a complete instructional reading book as well as a teacher's manual.
It contains all the five Progressive Phonics reading levels as well as stories at the five different phonic reading levels.

Review, LIBRARY JOURNAL August 1983
"Basic and easy to use, it could be a boon for parents struggling with diphthongs, dissimilar consonants, schwas, digraphs, and blends..."

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PROGRESSIVE PHONICS, LEVEL ONE
An Easy Beginning: One syllable Words and Rules Without Exceptions.
ISBN 0-912329-06-8 Paperback 1990 $15.95
Size 8" X 11" Pages: 84 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 36 pen and ink by C. Christman
Larger print version of Level One in Prescription for Reading. Includes additional phonic-level words and exercises.
CAT, KITE, BIKE, CAVE Four Stories, Level One
This level utilizes a large-type format and a controlled vocabulary. It is a Level One story book to give the new reader practice with reading actual literature.
ISBN 0-912329-07-6 Paperback 1990 $10.95
Size 6" X 9" Pages: 52 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 48 pen and ink by C. Christman
PROGRESSIVE PHONICS, LEVEL TWO
Two-Syllable Words and More Complex Letter Combinations
Larger print version of Level Two in Prescription for Reading. Includes additional phonic-level words and exercises.
ISBN 0-912329-03-3 Paperback 1990 $12.95
Size 8" X 11" Pages: 48 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 26 pen and ink by C. Christman
DARBY'S STABLE
Cartoons and Stories, Level Two
This is a story book to give the new reader practice with reading actual literature.
No words are encountered other than Level One and Level Two phonic levels.
This level utilizes a large-type format and a controlled vocabulary.
ISBN 0-912329-04-1 Paperback 1983 $7.50
Size 6" X 9" Pages: 88 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 73 pen and ink by C. Christman
PROGRESSIVE PHONICS, LEVEL THREE
Involving Vowels - More and Less Vocal
Includes additional phonic-level words and exercises.
ISBN 0-912329-09-2 Paperback 1990 $10.95
Size 6" X 9" Pages: 44 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 19 pen and ink by C. Christman
DARBY'S FRIENDS
Fourteen Stories, Level Three
This is a story book to give the new reader practice with reading actual literature.
No words are encountered outside Levels One, Two, and Three phonic levels.
ISBN 0-912329-10-6 Paperback 1990 $10.95
Size 6" X 9" Pages: 60 Binding: Perfect
PROGRESSIVE PHONICS, LEVEL FOUR
Difficult Rules Explained and Made Easy
Includes additional phonic-level words and exercises.
Rules found here are seldom encountered in any other phonic program.
ISBN 0-912329-12-2 Paperback 1990 $10.95
Size 6" X 9" Pages: 48 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 19 pen and ink by C. Christman
DANNY'S TRAVEL JOURNALS
by E. Daniel Christman
Eight Stories, Level Four
This is a story book to give the new reader practice with reading actual literature.
No words are encountered outside Levels One, Two, Three, and Four phonic levels.
ISBN 0-912329-13-0 Paperback 1990 $10.95
Size 6" X 9" Pages: 56 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 47 pen and ink by C. Christman
PROGRESSIVE PHONICS, LEVEL FIVE
Regular Irregularities - Spelling and Phonic Rules Made Easy
Includes additional phonic-level words and exercises.
This level tackles the most difficult aspects of English phonics, but the student is prepared.
Rules found here are rarely, if ever, encountered in any other phonic program.
ISBN 0-912329-15-7 Paperback 1990 $10.95
Size 6" X 9" Pages: 40 Binding: Perfect
Illustrations: 16 pen and ink by C. Christman
No Level Five Reader - Persons completing this course can read anything in their speaking vocabulary.
COMPLETE READING BOOK PACKAGE
Includes all 10 of the books shown above
(Rx for Reading, Level 1, Cat Kite Bike Cave, Level 2, Darby's Stable,
Level 3, Darby's Friends, Level 4, Danny's Travel Journals, and Level 5)
A $125.05 ten-book value package for $99.00

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