Mary Pecci: At Last! 



Training Videos by Reading Specialist Mary Pecci


Video 1: Sessions 1 & 2 (9:23 min.)  Teach Reliable Facts: Alphabet

Video 2: Session 3 (6:51 min) Reinforcement: Super Seatwork for Letter Recognition

Video 3: Sessions 4 & 5 (6:36) Letter Writing 

Video 4: Sessions 6 & 7 (8:52 min.) The Good Guys 

Video 5:  Session 8 (7:58 min.) The Tough Guys

Video 6: Session 9 (3:37 min.) Consonant Digraphs 

Video 7: Session 10 (9:29 min.) Long Vowels and Short Vowels

Video 8: Session 11 (5:58 min.)  Introducing Words in Reading Period 

Video 9: Session 12 (9:51 min.) Stage I: What’s the Clue? Reading Period

Video 10: Session 13 (7:3 min.) Stage 2: What’s the Family - Sight Families  

Video 11: Session 14 (8:23 min.) Word Introduction and Reinforcement Activities  

Video 12: Session 15 (7:23 min.) Consonant Blends & Review of Phonics

Video 13: Session 16 (13:47 min.) Short Vowel Families 

Video 14: Session 17A (11:11 min.) Long Vowel Families with Magic-E 

Video 15:  Session 17B (12:20 min.) Long Vowel Families with Two Vowels Together

Video 16: Session 18A (13:52 min.) Stage 3: Uniform Approach (Strengthen Skills)

Video 17: Session 18B (10: 49) Dictionary Skills for Independent Reading 

Articles by Ms. Pecci on Teaching Reading and Spelling

Student Progress Chart for Pecci Developmental Readers

Flashcards for the Pecci Primer. Mr. Potter created these flashcards for student who might need a little extra practice on the Primer words. 

Word Lists for Pecci Linguistic Drills. I developed this list of suggested words for Ms. Pecci’s Linguistic Exercises. Ms. Pecci assisted me in the final editing.  

Flashcards for Pecci’s Super Spelling. Designed for extra reinforcing of the 195 spelling words in the Pecci Spelling Program.

Word Introduction for the PATHWAY READERS

Success is All in the Foundation

1. No Sight Words? HOW? After introducing the Pre-Requisite Phonics Skills, we just glide right through those sight words by playing What’s the Clue? and SOUND through EVERY word from right-to-left - just ignoring irrelevant letters. Ex. (have) h a v e, (the) th e, (John) J o h n

2. No Endless Rules and Exceptions? HOW? Just ONE sound for each letter or letter-combination is introduced. This covers 90% of reliable Phonics Facts at their fingertips, they can easily figure out the small 10% on their own! Ex. That is the pet I w a n t

3. No Painful Sounding Out of Words? HOW? In Stage I, using a unique technique, the children “know” the word before playing "What’s The Clue?" and SOUND through EVERY word from left-to-right. In Stage II, when NO phonics exceptions are taught, the whole English language can be divided into FAMILIES: Ex. at, ate, ait, ay. Words are decoded by these easy UNITS rather than by painful letter-by-letter. They are give a Compass, a UNIFORM APPROACH, to decode word independently - which assures success.

4. Why is it Fun? Because right from the very beginning the use of “real” English, along with rebuses, gets children right into interesting, intelligible stories. Ex. Ken can get the 🏀.

Three Success Factors

Success Factor #1: Teach Only Reliable Facts

Success Factor #2: Clear the Slate

Success Factor #3: Give a Uniform Approach:  Compass for Reading
                                                                       1. What’s the first vowel?
                                                                       2. What’s the Family?
                                                                       3. What’s the word.