How To Navigate This Site
I have taken the store pages off line for now. I'm continuing to update all of the materials and also preparing updated teaching guides for the books at each level. You may still download any of the PDF files that are on this site without charge to use with your students.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE MENU
If you do not see a menu at the top of the page, first try to make the window wider. If you make the window wide enough the menu will appear going across the top of the page. If you can't make the window wider, click on the words SOUND CITY READING on the left side of the green or black bar at the top of the page. The menu headings will appear along the bottom edge of the green or black bar.
If you are on a smaller device and cannot make the window wider and you do not see the words SOUND CITY READING on the left side of the green bar at the top, you will see a down arrow symbol on the left side of the top bar that looks like a V. Click the arrow to see the menu. In this case, the menu will open in a separate window. Any menu item with a V beside it has submenu headings. Click on the V to see them.
Some time ago, I revised this web site by setting up a new theme that has a responsive web design. This means that the web site display will adjust to fit on various screen sizes, including smart phones, tablets, and computers. One of the main reasons I switched to this design is so that the site would have a wider display area, allowing me to fit two sound charts side by side on a page. This way the charts can appear in the same way as they appear in the books.
I've received both positive and negative feedback on this design from teachers and parents who are accessing this site. Some people say that they can navigate the site without any problems, and others say that they find navigating the site extremely frustrating. If you are having trouble, please see the instructions printed in green below to help you find and use the menu.
My best advice is to try navigating the site from a computer, so that you will be working from a larger screen. If the charts or pictures are cut off at the top or bottom of the screen, adjust the width of the window to make it slightly narrower. This will force the items to resize so that they fit the page correctly.
My other advice is to be sure you're using a relatively fast Wi-Fi set up. The PDF files for the books and materials are large, due to the length of some of the books and the many pictures that are included. This may require several minutes to download each file.
I've been asked about providing zip files to download the materials. At this point I am still revising and finalizing each of the books. I'm uploading newer, revised files fairly frequently. After this process is completed, I will consider setting up the materials in zip files.
HOW TO FIND THE PDF FILES
To view or download free PDF files for any of the Sound City Reading books or materials, click on PDF FILES on the menu at the top of the page. A drop down menu will show the categories for the various files. Click on the desired category to see the page with those files. Click on any of the green bars to download the files you want. The names for the books are shown on the bars.
(The PDF files are not found under the menu heading OVERVIEW OF MATERIALS.)
READING STREET FILES
The Reading Street PDF files are under the READING STREET menu heading.
The old soundcityreading.com web site is no longer online because its site building software was so old it had become unusable. You can find the updated, newest versions of most of the materials on this .net site. If you are looking for an older phonics book or any other item from the previous Sound City Reading web site and you can't find it, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll do my best to find it and post it in this new site. If you can tell me the title of the book you are looking for or the name of the PDF file that would be helpful.
The Sound City Reading materials are copyrighted. I give permission to parents, teachers, and tutors to download, save, and print them for their own students or children. School wide use is permitted. It is permissible for homeschooling parents, schools, school districts, and locations that tutor to print the PDF files for use with the students they teach, either on site or at copy shops. Under no circumstances are they to make a profit from distributing the materials. All other uses are prohibited.
This site is still under construction!! I will be adding more materials as time permits. Some information is incomplete. Please continue to look for new updates.