List of Materials
All students in the Stevenson Program start at the Beginning Level and move through the Basic Blue Level to the Intermediate. Teachers, however, can start the program at either the Beginning or Basic Blue levels. Depending on age and learning style, students will move through the first level at different rates and use different amounts of material.
See Using the Stevenson Program in Grades K-5 (pdf files) or Using the Stevenson Program in Grades 6-12 (pdf files) for specific suggestions about selecting materials for specific students. You may also wish to speak with a consultant, 1-800-343-1211.
This book contains 36 lessons that cover 102 integrals (language units). Skills include Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary Building, Phonemic Awareness, Comprehension, Printing, Keyboarding and Grammar. Numerous reproducible appendices provide valuable tools. The new Beginning Green Level, like the old one, uses the unique Stevenson mnemonic clues to teach two major long vowel constructions - the CVVC peanut butter and jelly words and the CVCV layer cake words. It also covers many variations on these structures and other key words. Unlike the old Beginning Level, the new manual is cross-referenced to the Lonely Vowels books to facilitate the introduction of short vowel words at the Beginning Level. The new manual is also cross-referenced to all the other Beginning level materials, like the teaching cards, reading books, workbooks, mastery tests and more. Each lesson provides several teaching activities in separate parts and finishes with sections like Hints on Timing, Modifications and Commentaries. This manual includes greater detail on addressing specific learning problems than the old Beginning book. The new Beginning Green manual has a format that is very similar to the Basic Blue.
This reusable book contains the stories, sentences and word lists needed to practice the reading skills taught in Lessons 1-18 of the Beginning Green Teacher's Manual. The reading material in the new Beginning Level has been completely revised. Selections are more varied, with some highly controlled and carefully coordinated to each integral and others more flexible and fun.
This book is coordinated to Lessons 19-36 of the Beginning Green Manual.
This consumable book provides activities for Lessons 1-18 of the Beginning Green Manual. Specific tasks reinforce decoding, encoding and comprehension skills. This book is completely revised with different content than the old Beginning Workbook A and improved graphics.
This book provides activities for Lessons 19-36 of the Beginning Green Manual.
This book contains directives for teaching the reading of numerous word groups that cover dozens of different vowel patterns. It also teaches many other language skills such as answering questions in complete sentences, identifying parts of speech, capitalization and punctuation. Special sections help teachers who did not use the first level of the program follow through with students who did. The manual contains 52 lessons. Each lesson begins with a brief summary, a list of the materials needed to teach the lesson and hints on timing. All lessons end with cross-references to the reading book and workbook pages needed for reinforcement as well as an Additional Suggestions section if you feel extra work is needed. There is also an optional Commentary section that can add valuable perspective. The manual has several appendices which provide additional teaching resources.
This book contains sentences, stories and word lists for both instructional and practice reading coordinated to Lessons 1-20 of the Core Manual.
This book contains reading material correlated to Lessons 21-36 of the Core Manual.
This book contains reading material correlated to Lessons 37-52 of the Core Manual.
This book contains a variety of written reinforcement activities coordinated to Lessons 1-20 of the Core Manual. There are 4-6 workbook pages for each lesson.
This book is correlated to Lessons 21-36 of the Core Manual.
This book is correlated to Lessons 37-52 of the Core Manual.
This book contains teacher's directives and copies of students' material. It begins by introducing compound words which use patterns students have already mastered and then introduces prefixes and suffixes, as well as new vowel patterns. Reading, spelling, grammar and comprehension exercises are given with numerous student activities.
This student reading material incorporates all the stories in the Intermediate (Part 1) Teacher-Student Manual. The page numbers of this book correlate to the student pages in the manual.
This book contains activity sheets for each lesson in Intermediate (Part 1).
This is a companion piece for the Intermediate Level and can be used before, during or after the Intermediate (Part 1) books above. It provides strategies for resolving the reading, spelling and comprehension problems associated with many multisyllable words. Appendices give additional resources.
This book contains several pages of sentences for reading practice correlated to each lesson in the Frostings, Doilies And More Teacher's Manual. There are also suggestions for additional reading activities.
The Overlapping Strategy Teacher’s Manual replaces the first fifteen lessons of the Basic Blue Core Manual and is used in conjunction with the Overlapping Strategy Student Book and Basic Blue Reading Book One and Basic Blue Workbook A. The manual contains 21 lessons and numerous appendices.
Each lesson begins with a summary and a list of materials needed for instruction. Directives are specific and include options for direct instruction. The teaching activities reference the specific pages from the student’s materials, most of which are reproduced in facsimile form at the end of the lesson. Sections called Hints on Pacing, Additional Reinforcement and Commentary complete the lesson.
The Overlapping Strategy Student Book is a combination reading book and workbook. Each page is correlated to the Overlapping Strategy Teacher’s Manual. This book provides the extra practice that students who did not previously complete the Beginning Green Level will need in order to handle the Basic Blue Level materials effectively.
This book gives instructions for teaching letters and suggestions for hands-on reinforcement. It is a useful resource for Kindergarten and primary teachers. The 40 lessons follow the unique Stevenson sequence while covering sound/symbol correspondence, phonemic awareness and manuscript printing of each letter.
This book provides the practice that students need to master printing. The Stevenson's Letters Teacher's Manual must be used for the directives that teach the strategies utilized here.
This book contains directives for teaching short vowel words during the Beginning Green level of the Stevenson Program, rather than waiting until the Basic Blue level. Using the "lonely vowels" mnemonic clues, the 22 lessons and 26 appendices cover all aspects of teaching these tricky vowel patterns.
This reusable book contains stories and sentences that provide valuable reading practice for students using the Lonely Vowels. Each lesson has a corresponding set of sentences and/or stories.
This consumable book contains activity sheets that focus on the material in the Lonely Vowels Teacher's Manual. Activities include puzzles, word searches, matching activities, and more.
This book contains material for teaching ten Reader's Theater plays coordinated to the late Beginning and the early Basic Blue Levels of Stevenson. Useful teaching suggestions and reproducible worksheets accompany reduced versions of the actual plays.
Reader's theater is a great way for students to improve their reading fluency and have fun! These plays are formatted for easy reading and contain illustrations. When used with the suggestions and worksheets from the Teacher's Manual, these plays can also be very valuable for improving comprehension and decoding.
This book contains detailed instructions for a specially sequenced series of spelling steps. Specific problems such as poor auditory discrimination and weak visual memory are addressed. Appendices include useful blackline masters. Extra vocabulary building exercises reinforce spelling and enhance language development. This book can be used to complement the Beginning I Teacher-Student Manual, or it can stand alone.
This book continues the special spelling strategies from the Beginning Level and applies them to word groups containing dozens of new vowel patterns. This book also addresses many of the spelling problems that arise with homophones (e.g., the identical vowel sounds in feet and heat, or cloud and clown). This book can be used with the Basic Blue Core Manual or separately as the second step in a stand-alone spelling program.
These 50+ cards have special mnemonic picture clues on one side and teaching directives on the other. Pictures include letter clues, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, layer cakes, snaky e, and more.
Similar to the Beginning Set, these 60+ cards provide picture clues for dozens of the vowel patterns from the Basic Blue Level. Teaching directives are given on the opposite side. Special clues for homophone spelling stories are included.
This is a set of 20 small reading books. Each book is correlated to a specific word list in the Beginning I Teacher-Student Manual. This set is not intended to replace the Beginning Reading Books (above) but to supplement them by providing important practice. These books are great for independent reading in school and at home, and excellent for school libraries.
This book gives instructions for administering six decoding mastery tests and six comprehension management tests correlated to the Beginning I Teacher-Student Manual. The tests help teachers with administrative duties, and the manual offers valuable hints about the development of reading comprehension.
These booklets provide a record of students' progress. Teacher records student's responses to the decoding tests, and student writes answers to comprehension tests. Booklets sold by the dozen.
This book gives instructions for six decoding mastery tests and six comprehension management tests correlated to the Basic Blue Level Core Manual. This book provides valuable record-keeping assistance as well as useful hints on developing comprehension.
These booklets provide a record of students' progress. Same format as Beginning Level test booklets.
This two hour videotape captures an introductory workshop and provides an excellent overview. Available as rental or purchase.
This book teaches the common contractions in an imaginative, new way. It contains not only teacher directives, but also reproducible appendices and worksheets. It can be woven flexibly into The Stevenson Program or used with other curricula, and it is also a valuable tool for substitute teachers and aides.