Barrie, Ontario Canada (PressExposure) April 23, 2007 -- A new program from Stargazer Press promises great returns in student's ability to read. Stargazer's Reading Games for K-3 is a new product, written and designed by a Missori Reading teacher.
The program contains well over 50 literacy game boards for teachers to use with their students. It's quite the program. As an added bonus, there are also game boards added at the end.
Says Stargazer Press CEO, "Literacy is our mission. We want to help schools drive literacy."
Following on the heals of Star Gazer's Guided Reading Kit which is in schools from coast to coast and into the midwestern United States also for K-3, this program already has fans.
"We had a Manitoba Principal ask us to have it translated into French. She liked the English version so much and she's a French Immersion Principal."
What makes it so exciting is that there are literally thousands of hours of use for these game boards. These game boards have been at work in the classroom for years but are now compiled onto a portable CD.
"The CD is a definite advantage," says Stargazer Press spokesperson. "Print the game boards in full color. Our author suggests laminating the boards for a lifetime of classroom use."
The CD contains well over 50 game boards with a variation of three central games. As an added bonus, she has also left game boards that teachers or parents can fill in to create their own unique games.
The game boards are interesting to look at and inspire boundless enthusiasm from children.
The game boards teach basic pronunciation of letters, consonant blends, consonant clusters, vowel sounds in short and long form as well as phonemic awareness.
Author of this dynamic program is none other than Gayle Pershing, a Reading Teacher from Missouri. She has used these programs extensively and is the creator of all of them.
What encouraged her to put these together in a useful collection is the student's enthusiasm for the board games. She wanted to make it available to all teachers.
Playing board games in itself inspire children to learn to take turns every step of the way. Encouragement and teamwork are not far behind when this occurs in classrooms or at home.
This resource would also be invaluable for homeschoolers.
Pershing has plans to bring out many more resources through Stargazer Press.
Stop by www.stargazerpress.com [http://www.stargazerpress.com] and click on Reading Games to see a few samples.