2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE AND GIVEAWAY – Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1 And 2

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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About Rock N Learn

Rock ‘N Learn programs are designed to enable parents to be as involved as they choose with their kids. Easy to use and follow, each program is crafted especially to allow for self-instruction, especially appreciated by busy parents and teachers. Completely kid-friendly, Rock ‘N Learn is expressly developed to empower kids to learn on their own—or parents can help further apply the material that kids have learned. Because Rock ‘N Learn is all about effectiveness—and simplicity—the programs are designed to provide an alternative to the complicated kits and workbooks that demand a lot of adult supervision.

Rock ‘N Learn is education with a beat—and the ‘rock’ behind the ‘learn’ is meant for much more than foot-tapping. Rock and rap music are both very rhythmic; the steady beat helps encourage memorization. The music and video of Rock ‘N Learn work together to involve all the senses: auditory, visual and even kinesthetic (feeling the beat and moving to rhythm).

Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1

About Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1

Busy parents and teachers love the way Rock ‘N Learn Phonics captures kids’ attention. Cool songs and humorous characters take the struggle out of learning to read. Students control the pace, advancing as they master each new skill, so they can practice on their own and feel proud of their accomplishments. Learners spend as much time as they need on each section before going to new sections. They can always review previous material; it’s fun with this highly-entertaining phonics DVD.

Students learn phonics rules through fun songs and word families. Next, they practice their skills by reading simple phrases using words that rhyme. When ready, students apply the skills they have learned to read complete sentences and stories. The read-along stories on this DVD are presented at a slow pace for beginning readers. As students practice, they also work on fluency by singing along with songs about the stories. These sections are so fun students want to use them again and again. A bonus section presents the stories at a normal pace to help students learn to read fluently.

Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1 covers:
Introduction • Vowels • Short Vowel Sounds • Beginning Consonants With Vowels • Practice • c, g, qu, x • Find the Sounds (phonemic segmentation) • Sound It Out (oral blending) • Putting It All Together • Simple Phrases/ Rhyming Words • Double Consonants (words ending in ll, ss, ff) • Plural s and Ending s • Story: “Pip Gets a Pat” • Song: “Pip Gets a Pat” • Ending Blends • Practice • Beginning Blends • Three-Letter Blends • Sentence Practice • Consonant Digraphs and Trigraphs • Sentence Practice • Introduction to Silent e • Silent e Makes the Long Vowel Sound • Silent e Practice • Sentence Practice • Fun Quiz and Review • Story: “Hiss and Run” • Song: “Hiss and Run”

Bonus Sections-Reading for Fluency
Story: “Pip Gets a Pat” (Faster Pace)
Story: “Hiss and Run” (Faster Pace)

Rock n Learn Phonics Volume 2

About Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 2

Rock ‘N Learn Phonics Volume 2 DVD is perfect for students after they’ve mastered the material on Volume 1. With Phonics Volume 2, students discover other ways besides “silent e” to make long vowels, such as: ai, ay, ee, and ie. They practice long vowel patterns and apply phonics rules by reading sentences with words that feature long vowel sounds.

Students also practice reading words and sentences with r-controlled vowels, diphthongs, the schwa sound, syllables, ending sounds, and more. Eventually, students read stories that proceed from simple to complex. By also singing along with songs about the stories, students build reading fluency and have lots of fun.

Rock ‘N Learn Phonics is designed to allow learners to practice specific chapters in the DVD as many times as needed before moving to other material. This self-paced approach allows repetition and fun review. as needed. Because Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVDs have catchy songs and lots of humor, students enjoy working with the material as often as required to ensure mastery. Exciting new, animated characters entertain students and motivate them to build the skills for becoming confident readers. The little human mouth found on many sections helps students properly form the sounds and check their pronunciation.

Busy parents appreciate an approach that’s easy for students to use on their own. These DVDs differ from complicated kits that require a lot of time to understand and figure out before being used. You won’t find a phonics video program more thorough and entertaining than Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVDs. Kids are thrilled to work with the phonics video segments again and again. They take pride in their accomplishments as they build skills and boost their confidence.

Rock ‘N Learn Phonics Volume 2 is developed by educators who recognize that students have different abilities and ways of learning. Teachers love an approach that facilitates differentiated instruction by including several different ways to practice the lessons. Plus, teachers can use our phonics DVDs with one group while providing individual attention to other students. The entertaining visual and musical format of Rock ‘N Learn Phonics DVDs engages students and gets results when other methods have fallen short. Students learn in a variety of ways, and our phonics videos provide an effective tool to meet individual needs and unique learning styles.

Phonics Volume 2 covers:
Introduction • Long a • Long e • Long i • Long o • Long u • Sentence Practice • ar • er, ir, ur • or • ire, are, air • Story: “Fruit on the Beach” • Song: “Fruit on the Beach” • Diphthongs (oi, oy, ou, ow) • au, aw, all, al • Sentence Practice • Break It Down (syllables) • Schwa Sound • How Many Syllables? (phonemic segmentation) • Ending Sounds • Endings: y and le • Sentence Practice • Rule Breakers • ph and gh • Memory Words • Read-Along: “The Dog Days of Summer” • Silent Consonants • Story: “The Zany Rainy Bread Lady” • Song: “The Zany Rainy Bread Lady” • Read-Along: “Jade and Chip’s Amazing Snow Dance”

Bonus Sections-Reading for Fluency
Story: “Fruit on the Beach” (Faster Pace)
Story: “The Zany Rainy Bread Lady” (Faster Pace)

Rock ‘N Learn Phonics is perfect for regular education, special education, remedial classes, ESL, and even adult basic education. By covering a variety of skills at different levels, our phonics DVDs provide an effective tool for differentiated instruction in the classroom. Students at different abilities will find content that challenges and motivates them to master new skills. Some teachers use Rock ‘N Learn Phonics to facilitate individual instruction. While the main group is using Rock ‘N Learn Phonics, teachers can work with those students requiring extra attention. Plus, these phonics videos help students learn to speak English and really hear the sounds involved.

Rock ‘N Learn DVDs work great with any DVD player, computers with DVD players, projection screens, and interactive white boards. Some software kits for interactive whites boards allow teachers to stop the lesson and add their own content to the lessons on our phonics DVDs.

AWARDS

Nationally acclaimed children’s educational DVD series Rock ‘N Learn received top honors from three of the parenting community’s most prestigious organizations for the company’s recently released Phonics DVD titles, including Parents Choice.org, the National Parenting Seal of Approval and Mom’s Best Award for Best Products of 2010.

WHERE TO BUY

Rock ‘N Learn can be found in top school supply and specialty stores nationwide (the full list can be found at http://www.rocknlearn.com/html/find_a_store.htm) as well as Barnes & Noble’s education DVD section, Amazon.com and the company’s own Website (www.rocknlearn.com). Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1 and 2 retail for $19.99 each.

LEARN MORE

You can learn more about Rock N Learn at www.rocknlearn.com as well as on

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RockAndLearn

Rock N Learn blog: www.rocknlearn.com/blog/

WIN IT!

ONE winner will receive both Rock N Learn Phonics Volume 1 and 2.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

To enter leave a comment on this post telling me who would use this if you won and what skill you hope it will help improve.

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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Jenny October 13, 2010 - 9:24 am

I would give this to my nephew. His is in kindergarten and this would help him with his speech and reading. He loves to read book and loves movies like this so I know that he would love this.

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pat.navymom October 13, 2010 - 9:51 am

Great for emerging readers.

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karen M October 13, 2010 - 10:00 am

Our little 6yr old gal that started kindergarten this year. With the catchy toons, I think it will a lot of fun mixing music while learning
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Ruthie October 13, 2010 - 10:21 am

My 9 y-o struggles with reading. We would use this with him. He has a hard time with phonetics and I have tried various products to enrich his skills in reading.

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sandra October 13, 2010 - 5:27 pm

both boys would use it to learn their phonics

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Amanda October 14, 2010 - 9:51 pm

My son is obsessed with music. This would be a GREAT way for him to learn phonics.

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Megret October 17, 2010 - 9:30 am

We homeschool our two kids (4 & 6) and both are learning how to read. We teach phonics over sight words, and I’m always looking for media (DVDs and CDs) to help teach to give them a varied approach. We’d love to win!
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Barbara Manatee October 17, 2010 - 12:05 pm

I use the Rock N Learn videos in my special ed classroom. My own twins are turning 4 next month and are very excited about learning to read and spell so I’d love to use these with them, too!

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Idaho Jill October 18, 2010 - 7:02 pm

This would be fun for my 3 year old daughter. She is sounding out the 1st letter of words, so I know this would help her with that!

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Autumn October 19, 2010 - 1:33 pm

My nephew could use this to learn how to read and speak properly.

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Jaime P October 21, 2010 - 10:53 pm

I would give it to my grand daughter to help her with her reading and spelling

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Sheila October 23, 2010 - 7:52 am

I would love to win this for my granddaughter, to help her with her vowel sounds!

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Donna L October 23, 2010 - 3:04 pm

This would be great to win for my granddaughter. I hope it helps her with syllables.

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Donna L October 23, 2010 - 3:09 pm

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