TESTIMONIALS for Sue's Strategies®

Fluency is more than words per minute! Students read and write more fluently when they understand sentence structure. Sue's Strategies explicitly teach sentence structure using clear systematic explanations with concrete memorable examples. This instruction targets an aspect of reading fluency that will enable students to improve both writing and reading comprehension. As a professional in the field of Teacher Professional Development, and Reading Therapy I recommend this to parents and teachers looking to improve fluency.

Nancy Duggan, Co-Founder Decoding Dyslexia MA

Above and beyond its substantial content and elegant artistic presentation, this text is based upon a theoretical principal that immediately involves both the instructor and the pupil. It proclaims the essence of writing: knowledge of linguistic structure is the basis for utilizing the language. Kahn has accommodated the needs of every caring parent and teacher, and the book’s methodology will attract the struggling student, as well.

Ira Steinberg, Retired High-School English Teacher

Sue's Strategies: A "Must Have" Resource for Parents and Educators! Susan Kahn provides struggling readers and their teachers with a wonderful, comprehensive, step-by-step tutorial. As a special educator and as a mother of a student with a language-based learning disability, this book provides me with the instruction and practice materials needed to increase the reading and spelling skills of my students to grade level and beyond..

Mary Procknow, Parent & Teacher

 "This book has been incredibly helpful…My daughter has enjoyed using the book and I would highly recommend it."

Marcella A. Boelhouwer, Amazon reviewer

I am a mother of an 8 year old girl with mild dyslexia. We've been using Susan's book for 5 weeks. The results have been outstanding. To help my child sound out long words, I started making lists of words that follow different patterns (words that end in -ity, -ency, cious, etc). It was working, but took a lot of my time and wasn't particularly fun for my daughter. When we found Susan's book, it solved all our problems. It has all the patterns I was trying to find, and had wonderful illustrations to help my daughter remember them. We've been using the book for 20 minutes 4 times a week and I already see a huge difference in how she sounds out unfamiliar words.

Susan was also incredibly helpful with advice on the phone. Besides decoding issues, my daughter has eye tracking issues. Susan recommended we use reading guide strips that block out the line before and after. You can buy this product on amazon. Huge improvement again! My daughter read aloud for 40 minutes to me yesterday.

Like any method, this one requires a lot of practice, but unlike the approach they are using in our public school, this one actually brings results. You do not need to be a reading specialist to make this work. I am sure private tutoring from Susan would be wonderful, but this book is outstanding used by anyone. As background reading, a book by Sally Shaywitz called "Overcoming Dyslexia" is a must.

Nothing speaks louder than a review written by an 8 year old. When I told my daughter that I am writing a review for Susan's book, she said she wanted to write one too. Here it is. I helped with spelling and grammar, but the content is hers.

Helen Rennie, Founder and Director, Helen's Kitchen Cooking School

 

Review by an 8 year old girl (3rd grade)

I’ve used Susan’s book for 5 weeks. It helped with reading long words and spotting patterns. Susan’s patterns helped me a lot not only with reading, but also with writing. I’ve got the word “special” correct on my spelling test after learning the “-cial” pattern from Susan’s book. The book has many patterns that I didn’t learn in school. Each pattern has about 3 pages of words that follow that pattern. It gives me lots of practice. I like the drawings. They help me remember words and they make the words more fun to read. I also like the funny sentences where many words follow the same pattern. For example: “Look! The hungry crook took Mom’s good cook book,” or “Soup is a new youth group.” Each sentence has a fun picture to look at, so that you can remember the pattern. If you have difficulties with reading, I recommend this book.

Y. Rennie, 8 yr old Daughter of Helen Rennie

 

 

PRAISE FOR SUE'S STRATEGIES BEST READING SPELLING METHOD

Sue's Strategies Best Reading Spelling Method will make people of all ages want to learn phonics. As a thirty year veteran in the field, I have yet to see a more motivating book that teaches the rules of decoding in such a memorable way. I can’t imagine going through these lessons and not remembering every single rule based strategy for reading and spelling. Hurry up and get this book into the hands of students and teachers looking for a novel way to make phonics come to life.

Rhonda Cherry, Reading Teacher, Belmont Public Schools

 

Susan Kahn’s reading and spelling strategies are the answers to our prayers for our son. He is challenged with dyslexia, but Susan’s program has opened the world of reading to him. He would have been lost in second grade without her lessons, but thanks to her creative decoding strategies and rules, he has made amazing progress in just a few short months. Sue’s Strategies are intensive enough to be highly effective but are presented in such a way as to keep our son’s interest. Susan truly has a gift of teaching, and she is sharing it with the world with her book. Our hope is that teachers and parents learn her methods, so that other people who have difficulty memorizing words can be opened to the world of reading.

Mrs. Eileen Cahill, parent

 

Sue Kahn is both a long time friend and teaching colleague. An ambitious, kind, and loving person, she possesses all the traits that have made her the outstanding teacher she is. Determined to help one of her sons overcome his reading difficulties, she took reading training and added her own research to a method of teaching reading to students having trouble. Her new book, now available to help all students, is the fruit of this mother’s love for her own son. Sue’s Strategies is not only filled with all the important rules and examples to help students sound out letters, syllables, and words, but is also filled with a mother’s kindness and love. By helping one child, Susan has been able to help hundreds more students and their parents. She has refused to leave her son or any other student behind. Sue’s Strategies: Best Reading Spelling Method Ages 6 - 60 is also a wonderful help to students speaking another language. I have borrowed many of her ideas in helping my Spanish friends to learn to speak and write English more clearly and with greater fluency.

Margaret G. Puffer, AP English teacher, Spanish teacher

 

After only two months with Susan, our son Drew (9th grade) has dramatically benefited from her structures and strategies in astounding ways. He has made miraculous progress in his reading comprehension and speed. One month into the school year, we have also observed a new enthusiasm for learning as well as a heightened level of self confidence for writing and test-taking. Sue’s Strategies really work!

Mike Kozub, parent

 

 

PRAISE FOR HOW TO CREATE EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

I’ve worked with Susan to improve my essay writing, and I am using her strategies successfully at Boston University in my master’s degree program. I strongly recommend Sue’s Strategies How To Create Effective Sentences for college and university students.

Jeffrey Gonzalez, Student

 

Excellent resource for language learners. As a Speech Language Pathologist working with students who have language disabilities I am thrilled to have this ALL INCLUSIVE resource on grammar. Almost every one of my students struggles with some aspect of formulating grammatically correct, interesting sentences. Sue has created a manual for teaching sentence building skills from the most basic to the more sophisticated. Her book is chock filled with useful information, but easy to follow and adapt to students of all levels. The way she has organized her book is logical and developmentally appropriate. I love the fun, colorful diagrams and tricks she provides to help make learning easier. This book has a permanent spot on my desk! Use it- you'll see!

Suzanne Diamond, Speech Pathologist

 

Sue's Strategies is a Masterpiece! Susan Kahn has combined her years of experience tutoring and teaching to produce a brilliant contribution to the field of learning disabilities. A splendid collection of illustrations blends with the text and the questions challenge even the experienced. Moving to each new level of the material requires the student to develop an objective perspective and a clear understanding of the essentials of grammar.

Barbara Harding, Forensic Document Examiner

 

Sue’s Strategies: How to Create Effective Sentences emphasizes a unique, mathematical approach to grammar. Based on symbols from a deck of cards, nouns are linked to green clovers; adjectives, to red hearts; verbs, to black spades; adverbs, to purple diamonds. Once the essential jobs of these four parts of speech are taught and understood, the strategies demonstrate choices that can substitute for each element of syntax. Thus, students learn to creatively and fearlessly manipulate the English language. This method benefits all, but it has proved especially successful with dyslexics, ELL students, home schoolers, and struggling writers of all ages.

Teres Charles

 

The right tools for the job: Sue’s Strategies provides an innovative approach for constructive, effective communication in the 21st century. Students as well as adults in the workplace who find reading and writing frustrating in today’s fast paced world will find help here as never before.

Marlies Comjean, Linguist

 

Sue’s Strategies brings grammar alive! As a Spanish teacher, I have worked with many foreign students. Using Sue’s instructions will help any student visually understand the grammatical concepts. This wonderful resource keeps students’ attention with bright colors and illustrations. I strongly recommend this text for anyone interested in gaining proficiency in English.

Carmen Merullo, Spanish teacher, SPED teacher, Counselor

 

 

PRAISE FOR 28 GRAMMAR FLASHCARDS TESTIMONIALS

A new product from an established expert! Sue Kahn brings to her latest flash-card product, “Sue's 28 Grammar Flashcards,” all the verve, insight, experience, enthusiasm, and innovative approaches that have made her previous works so successful and so much fun.

David B. Sachar, M.D.

 

The flashcards explain grammatical concepts in clear language, with examples. Helpful if your child's school doesn't teach formal grammar, or if your child could use a clearer explanation.

C. Muciuson, Author & Teacher

 

What a great tool!!! Sue's 28 Grammar Flashcards are a great way for anyone to learn parts of speech and improve their reading and writing skills. The eye catching cards are colorful, fun, engaging, and informative. For those who have difficulty with memorization and need to learn in a different way, these are the cards for you. Linking the parts of speech with the suits from playing cards is a fun way to learn. The colorful pictures and sentences explain how the parts of speech work. I am so happy that my daughter has a set of Sue's 28 Grammar Flashcards. They certainly have been a tremendous help to her!

B. Mozzicato, Parent

 

Concise language with excellent, understandable examples of each grammar concept. My work entails assisting high school students and adults with dyslexia/verbal learning challenges in completing college or vocational programs and becoming employed in our ever increasing verbal, technical world. Sue's 28 Grammar Flashcards can make the difference between failure and success in employment. They are written in clear, concise language with excellent, understandable examples of each grammar concept and with a clear visual cue system. I highly recommend them.

Linda Palange, MS, CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

 

Sue's Strategies: 28 Grammar Flash Cards will help anyone achieve mastery of the sentence. The flash cards also benefit students with dyslexia and auditory processing challenges. This resource fills a vital need in special education programs as well as providing a user-friendly, colorful, mnemonic, grammar program.

Alberta Lipson, Social Worker

 

These flashcards and techniques are proving to be the final pass of the baton, to victory, in this relay race of teaching my dyslexic daughter to read and write confidently. These cards have helped us brush up on our own writing!

Bryan A. Anderson, Parent

 

 

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Students read and write more fluently when they understand sentence structure. Sue's Strategies explicitly teach sentence structure using clear systematic explanations with concrete memorable examples. This instruction targets an aspect of reading fluency that will enable students to improve both writing and reading comprehension. As a professional in the field of Teacher Professional Development, and Reading Therapy I recommend this to parents and teachers looking to improve fluency.

Nancy Duggan, Amazon Reviewer

Above and beyond its substantial content and elegant artistic presentation, this text is based upon a theoretical principal that immediately involves both the instructor and the pupil. It proclaims the essence of writing: knowledge of linguistic structure is the basis for utilizing the language. Kahn has accommodated the needs of every caring parent and teacher, and the book's methodology will attract the struggling student, as well. Is all this too long for a smart phone display?  What do you suggest I leave out?

Ira Steinberg, Amazon Reviewer

Susan provides struggling readers and their teachers with a wonderful, comprehensive step-by-step tutorial. As an educator and a mother of a students with language-based learning disabilities, this book provides me with the instruction and practice materials needed to increase their reading and spelling skills.

Mary Procknow, Amazon Reviewer

Susan Kahn has combined her years of experience tutoring and teaching to produce a brilliant contribution to the field of learning disabilities. A splendid collection of illustrations blends with the text and the questions challenge even the experienced. Moving to each new level of the material requires the student to develop an objective perspective and a clear understanding of the essentials of grammar.

BH, Amazon Reviewer

Susan provides struggling readers and their teachers with a wonderful, comprehensive step-by-step tutorial. As an educator and a mother of a students with language-based learning disabilities, this book provides me with the instruction and practice materials needed to increase their reading and spelling skills.

Mary Procknow, Amazon Reviewer

 

 

 

Sue's Strategies taught my son to read fluently and at grade level. It only took a few months for this miracle to happen! Now he enjoys reading at school and at home. Thank you Susan!

T. Perkins, Amazon Reviewer