Basic Language Skills (Master Books)
Utilizing engaging children's storybooks which are designed to capture your student's heart and promote a love of reading, Basic Language Skills provides review and expansion of phonics skills along with beginning communication skills and language arts. Use for one semester following Foundations Phonics (see Phonics section) or for a full year with students who had introductory phonics in kindergarten. The Teacher Guide includes daily, guided lessons, schedules for half or full year, reproducible worksheets, and an answer key. Lessons will take about 20-30 minutes per day and include skills such as: reading practice, trickier vowel sounds, writing words and sentences, and picture study. On Fridays, students build their own dictionary by writing and illustrating dictionary using words that were featured in the reading assignments that week. The book is 3-hole punched and perforated. The Teacher Guide is sold separately or in a Curriculum Package with the three required picture storybooks: Not Too Small At All (Grandpa Mouses journey to the ark), Charlie & Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure (a monkey and a dinosaur visit the Grand Canyon), and A Special Door (Noah's Ark/Jesus).