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SECRET STORIES
“Original” Classroom Kit

[Item #2011]

Secret Stories Kit
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$90

color poster sample illustrationThis kit contains everything necessary for effective SECRET STORIES® instruction across the elementary grade levels, from PreK-5th (and above, as needed).

Includes: SECRET STORIES® book, “Original” Poster Set, and musical sound-skill practice CD.

 

The “Original” Classroom Kit
Posters are printed on a lighter-weight paper without any border, so as to be able to cut them down in size, as needed, taking up less wall space.
(11 x 16.5-inch ledger-size. Book contains directions for cutting & mounting)
The book contains all of the SECRET STORIES® and corresponding graphics for quick and easy sound-skill reference. (CLICK HERE to see a list of all the SECRET STORIES® sound patterns!)
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Additional sections include:

  • WRITING LIKE THEY READ
  • USING MOTOR-MEMORY TO ACQUIRE INDIVIDUAL LETERS/ SOUNDS
  • ACTION-CUES / MULTI-LAYERED MEMORY
  • ACCEPTING EXCEPTIONS
  • THE WORD JAIL/ WORD WALL
  • INCREASING AUTOMATICY THROUGH MUSICAL MANIPULATION
  • THINKING LIKE A DOCTOR/ CRITICAL ANALYSIS & PROBLEM-SOLVING
  • TOOLS & TRICKS OF THE TRADE (INCL. “ASSESSMENT JEWELRY”)
  • GUIDED READING REPRODUCIBLE SKILL PACKETS
  • CUT-APART PICTURE CARDS FOR PORTABLE SKILL-REFERENCE

And lots more!

“I would tell any elementary grade teacher the following-

‘These are the most useful and interactive posters I have in my classroom.

If nothing else goes on your walls, hang these posters!!!”’

Jenifer/ Second Grade Teacher

Wellington, Florida

“One of our Kindergarten teachers got this for her classroom and her class went ‘so far, so fast’ she nearly passed up the next grade level! What a ‘buzz’ the SECRET STORIES has been causing around here!”

Sandra/ Kindergarten -1st Grade Inclusion Teacher

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“I have been an elementary grade teacher more years than I can count, and the strategies you shared at workshop were of more use to me, and more beneficial to my students, than anything I have ever brought back to my classroom!

Thank you for ‘revitalizing’ my year!”

Carolyn/ Second Grade Teacher

Burbank, California

“After just two days I realized I could no longer teach reading or writing without them! It is absolutely amazing how easily they remember!”

Virginia/ Kindergarten Teacher

Lake Vil, IL

“Our fourth grade team just ‘shared’ the ‘ous’ secret- the kids immediately ‘got’ it, and BOOM– They were using it! Kids just ‘soak them up!’ Now it seems like there are ‘secrets’ looming around every corner, in every lesson, and our kids want to know them all!!”

Janis-Tameika/ Fourth Grade Teacher

Washington D.C.

“The Secret Stories are wonderful!!!! I love how they are being used at the different grade levels. My superintendent came through and was ‘EXTREMELY IMPRESSED! He’s thinking about taking them ‘district-wide!’”

Beth/ Elementary School Principal

Kalamazoo, Michigan

“My entire class is at least one level above grade-level in reading, with most 2 or 3 levels above, and it’s only January!!! And their developmental spelling is improving every day!”

April/ First Grade Teacher

Irvine, Kentucky

“I have not seen so much excitement from our teachers in the four years that I have been the assistant principal here. They all LOVE the ‘secrets!’”

P.J./ Assistant Elementary School Principal

Atlanta, Georgia

“My intermediate teachers were amazed at the ‘common sense’ of the SECRETS- to ‘explain away’ all of the inconsistencies in our language by simply telling learners the ’secret’ behind the pattern. It’s just so simple!”

Barbara/ Reading First Literacy Coach

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Students were almost ‘frenzied’ in their demands to hear more and more of these ‘secret- explanations’ for words and sounds that had never made sense to them before! (and these are the kids who act like they ‘could care less’ 99% of the time!) Just watching their faces as everything started to ‘come together’ for them….What a ‘find’ your Secret Stories are! These tools should be a part of curriculum everywhere- What a gift to our children’s future!“

Edie/ Fourth-Fifth Grade- SLD

Boston, Massachusetts

“The ‘secrets’ have ‘made their way’ into the Main Office with a ‘Wall of Secrets’ outside my door! Students just love to share them with myself and my assistant principal. I am so thrilled to see staff so ‘rejuvenated’ about teaching reading!”

Charlotte/ Elementary School Principal

Dallas, Texas

“Everyone at my ‘new’ school just raved about the Secret Stories….AND THEY WERE RIGHT!!!! It is sooooo easy, even for me, with an ‘intermediate’ background! I love how it fits with whatever I am teaching, in any subject! I truly believe this is not only helping my students tremendously in reading, but in their written expression, as well! Such effective, and yet ‘easy-to-use’ tools!”

Elise/ Fourth Grade Teacher

Port St. Lucie, Florida

“I share it with EVERY teacher I meet because I know the difference it makes!”

Heather/ Second Grade Teacher

Lake Worth, Florida

“I’ve been telling ‘secrets’ faster I can keep track! The kids are nuts about them!”

Ana/ Fourth Grade Teacher

Boston, Massachusetts

“I am a 2nd grade teacher in Palm Beach County, Florida and have used the Secret Stories strategies to teach reading to my students for the past year now and it has made such an unbelieveable difference. My entire class is at least one level above grade-level in reading now and I attribute that progress directly to The Secret Stories.”

Sharon/ Second Grade Teacher

Del Ray Beach, Florida

“I know of a teacher who taught 9th grade students reading using “Secret Stories” as a tool. She taught students who slipped through the cracks, and were reading at early elementary levels. She was able to make significant progress with her students, it was really amazing! I will be teaching 2nd reading recovery classes next year and can’t wait to use if with my kids!”

Emily/ Reading Recovery Coach

Columbus, Ohio