Reading Development

Reading Development

A.C.E.’s reading development curriculum includes individualized programs designed for a variety of learners and learning situations. Choose the program that fits your needs from the following selections: 

Beginning Reading Programs for Young Children

This full-year program is based on a complete scope and sequence of concepts and skills needed to prepare a child to read. The program is designed for children who do not pass the ABCs with Ace and Christi Pretest. Sixty PACEs (2,000 pages) filled with Bible and animal pictures, coordination development activities, and full-color picture stories encourage a love for reading. The program is intended to foster quick learning of the phonetic sounds for all letters. The student will also learn social skills, the wonders of God’s world, and the reality of God’s love.

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This 12- to 15-week program is designed for those who have not been to school or who do not yet know how to read. To enroll, the student must pass both parts of the Pretest and show the proper maturity level as determined by the Coordination Development Tests. This program will prepare children for the individualized instruction of the PACE curriculum. The lively and entertaining phonetically-based program features cartoon characters, songs, poems, displays, and character-building activities.

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 Second-Language Reading Programs 

This course is designed for preschool-aged children who are learning to speak English as their second language. Sixty lessons teach conversational English and prepare students for ABCs with Ace and Christi.

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This full-year program is designed for children aged 5–9 who have passed the Pretest. The Pretest helps to determine if a student is ready to learn to read. This program combines Speaking English with Ace and Christi and ABCs with Ace and Christi. It allows students to learn to read and speak English with enough comprehension to begin working Level 1 PACEs in English by week 19.

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This DVD-based program is for older students and adults who do not speak English as their first language. The 612 month sequence of short English lessons leads to intermediate level proficiency.

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Bible Reading

This program reinforces reading skills with Scripture selections for Levels 2–6. (In Level 1, the instructor reads to the students.) Readings demonstrate Christian principles and complement character-building activities included in the ABCs with Ace and Christi program.

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Readmaster Plus

Readmaster Plus is a computer program designed to increase a student’s proficiency in reading and comprehension, typing, spelling, and basic arithmetic. Readmaster Plus offers four distinct computer software programs: Readmaster®, Typemaster®, Math Builder®, and Word Builder.

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Videophonics

This DVD program is designed for English-speaking adults and students 9 years of age and up, who have never learned to read or who need remediation. The course will help improve their phonetic reading skills and develop writing skills.

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