A copy of the original book.

by CJJ2014 on June 16, 2010

Click here to download a copy of the original Now Read This book.


Highway to Literacy

by CJJ2014 on May 23, 2010

This document is a near facsimile of the original. It is a guide for teachers using the original Now Read This programme. Unlike the original book, this document does not contain a copy of the programme. A facsimile of the original Now Read This will be available soon.

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Highway to Literacy

by CJJ2014 on April 25, 2010

teaching guide facsimile available now from nowreadthis.com.au


nonsense verses from Now Read This

by CJJ2014 on April 19, 2010

The daughters of the yachtsman
Were waltzing with the bears
The choir sang a chorus
That echoed down the stairs.

If you think this is crazy verse
Be patient – I can do much worse.

They thought I caught the many fish
I brought home in the yacht
They should have known
I have no shame
I bought the whole damn lot.

Onomatopoeia …
Crash and splash and crunch.
Why do feeble judges sniffle
As they munch their lunch?

by Geoffrey Falkenmire



by CJJ2014 on April 12, 2010

I have made up my mind
I will depart from hence
And do my humble teaching thing
Behind my little fence

Because there is enough
More than enough indeed
To keep me fully occupied
My students have real need.

I don’t want seminars
Or workshops by the ton
About the methods I must use
The things that must be done.

The methods that we use
The hours that we spend
Must be those that are functional
The teacher has to bend.

If I can teach my folk
To read and write and spell
Then let me grapple with my lot
And let me do it well.

So I will go chez moi,
And do the first things first,
Don’t organize me eins, zwei, drei! –
Or else I’ll surely burst !!

by GWF

– some things never change!


Printable page from Lesson 1 – Aa

by CJJ2014 on April 4, 2010


Introductory unit to Sight Words

by CJJ2014 on March 18, 2010


the sound of a as in spar – from Lesson 1

by CJJ2014 on March 13, 2010

Many units of Now Read This have lists of words that have the same sound. Each word is read out aloud and highlighted so that the learner can follow easily. The learner can interrupt this by clicking on a word to hear it alone. In each unit the easier words are on the left and only these need be learnt by the beginner. The other words are for more advanced learners. The tutor should supervise to ensure the learner is working at an appropriate level.


Lesson 10

by CJJ2014 on March 9, 2010

This coloured image gives some idea of what this unit is like. The writing is read aloud to help the learner to understand what this lesson is about.
The buttons at the bottom of the page allow the user of the program to go to other pages in Lesson 10. Throughout the program, the green buttons will take the user to the next or previous units as set out in the program. The back button will take the user back through the units that they have been looking at.


This is the printable version of the introductory page to Lesson 10 of Now Read This. Every interactive unit in the program has a corresponding printable page. These are instant worksheets or homework or revision sheets.


Poems On Pedagogy by GWF

by CJJ2014 on March 5, 2010

These poems are the first chapter of a book of poetry by G W Falkenmire published in 1994.The book is called “Verse you can read”. This chapter is “On Pedagogy”.

‘”These are poems that you can understand. They will make you laugh and they may bring  a tear. They will capture and retain your attention. They will not bore you. Read them aloud and be captivated by the pictures they paint.”

Download 15 poems in pdf format by clicking here.