Books

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The Hickey Multisensory Language Course

Margaret Combley's third edition (2001) of the book first published by Kathleen Hickey on her program for teaching basic English literacy skills to struggling and beginning learners. 

ISBN10 1861561784

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Sound Reading
and Goals

These two 2-book series by Dr. Elizabeth Karvonen of David Yellin College of Education follow a phonics approach to teaching reading and are widely used in Israel to work with struggling learners. Available from Eric Cohen Books.

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Overcoming Dyslexia

A classic on "everyone who struggles to read" by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.  Provides an accessible explanation of recent research on the brain, causes of dyslexia, and guidelines on how to help learners overcome their challenges. Second edition 2020.

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The English Club

This series of 5 books by Dr. Fern Levitt of David Yellin College of Education (who built and maintains this site) follows the Hickey Method. An app that runs on smartphones and tablets can accompany and reinforce learning. Versions: Original; Tips to English in Arabic; Traditional Jewish Dress. Available from The English Club.

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Key to Reading

This book by Avril Rose, veteran Hickey Method teacher-trainer at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, follows the Hickey Method and is geared for adolescent learners. Available from Eric Cohen Books.

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The English Club for Charedi Boys

This series of 2 books of 25 lessons each by Dr. Fern Levitt was created to provide culturally appropriate English learning materials to ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys. They are used in classrooms. Available from The English Club for Charedi Boys.