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New Reading Pathways by Dolores G. Hiskes Dorbooks


"Reading Pathways led my children so gently through the pyramids that they were reading big words before they knew it! By the time they finished the book, they tackled big words without any hesitation at all. And they retained their skills! They still confidently sound out big words wherever we are. Of course, Dewey was a very welcome companion as usual; my children giggled at his antics in almost every session. Reading Pathways is a “no pain” approach to giving children the extra practice that helps develop a strong reader.”

~Sherrill, a homeschool mother, VA


Reading Pathways: 5th Edition by Dolores G. Hiskes

The fifth edition of Reading Pathways offers an easy-to-use, highly effective approach to teaching reading fluency to students of all ages, using a unique pyramid format.

Begins With One Word - Beginning with one word centered on top of each page, words are gradually built into phrases and sentences of increasing complexity. Every subsequent line has a few added words and is also centered, giving each page the shape of a pyramid.

Strengthens Eye Tracking - As the student moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, the student’s confidence grows. Progressively building the amount of text per line increases eye span, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading ease and fluency.

Multisyllable Words - This book also features more challenging multisyllable word pyramid exercises and games to further develop reading fluency. Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear and mystique of multisyllable words and prevents guessing.

Builds Vocabulary - If students are able to effortlessly read and understand a wide variety of multisyllable words, it helps them build the strong vocabulary and critical thinking skills that are so necessary for success in today’s challenging society. (Besides, reading pyramids made of words is fun!)

Reading Pathways is ideal for school, tutoring, and home use. It has also been used successfully with emergent readers, adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. The unique approach in this book has won rave reviews from teachers, parents, and English-language learners all over the world.:

© Dolores G. Hiskes 2015

Accolades for Reading Pathways!

 “Reading Pathways by Dolores G. Hiskes, is an excellent resource for grade level readers in K-1 and for struggling readers beyond. Not only does it align perfectly to Phonics Pathways, it also serves well as a stand-alone program. For those of us who strive to help young readers become both fluent and confident in beginning decoding, [Reading Pathways] is an excellent resource.”  —Susan Ebbers, educational consultant and author

 “For reading exercises, I recommend [Reading Pathways]. One of my daughters has had an extra struggle with reading, and the book has helped make a noticeable improvement for her. The short stories it includes are so fun and silly that it makes the daily lessons something to look forward to.”  —Jenefer Igarashi, Senior Editor, The Old Schoolhouse magazine

"Dolores Hiskes’ books, Phonics Pathways and Reading Pathways, are clearly-presented, straightforward instructional recipes for phonics that anyone can use to learn how to read. With clarity, interest, good humor, and precision Dolores has offered a way out of the darkness of illiteracy to anyone who wants it.

“I am pleased to endorse these books as some of the finest instructional materials for teaching children and adults to read that I have reviewed. The knowledge found in these books should be applied in every first-grade classroom in this country.”

~Robert W. Sweet, Jr., Professional Staff Member
Committee on Education and the Work Force
U.S. Congress, Washington

Reading Pathways Reading Exercises by Dolores Hiskes

Reading Pathways
Simple Exercises to
Improve Reading Fluency

by Dolores G. Hiskes

144 pages.......$24.95

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