Primary Phonics 4 Set of 10 Storybooks

Primary Phonics 4 Set of 10 Storybooks

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Item #: 012435
ISBN: 9780838885734
Grades: K-2

Category Description for Primary Phonics:

Begin this program at Level 1 if your child already knows her letter sounds. Otherwise, begin this program at the K level. Workbook K teaches one new consonant sound per lesson, with cumulative review of all previously-taught consonants. Lessons are very thorough and also include a short printing practice (traditional lower case) for each letter. You will need the Teacher's Guide in order to use this workbook effectively since this part of the program is teacher-intensive. Once a child has mastered all of their letter sounds, they are essentially able to read very simple words. The Consonant Workbook would be excellent to use for reinforcement of the skills being learned in each lesson, beginning after lesson 2. It contains two pages per letter of practice and could be used for independent work following the consonant lessons. Also available is the More Consonant Workbook which provides additional practice.Since there is much coloring and use of color words in the Primary Phonics Workbooks, you may will also want to have your child go through the Color Workbook prior to beginning the Level 1 Primary Phonics books. This entire workbook (32 pages) is dedicated to teaching eight color words: red, yellow, blue, orange, green, purple, brown and black as sight words. This could be done in conjunction with the Consonants lessons or even earlier.

In 2008 the publisher added explicit teacher instruction through teacher's guides for Levels 1-3 and 4-6, making this program more useful for the homeschooler. Here are all of the lesson plans, pacing information, material correlations, and pre-testing. Each lesson gives you a list of materials to use: workbook, comprehension workbook (Thinking About Mac and Tab), and storybook pages. A Warm-Up has teacher-led student review of learned concepts. Phonemic Awareness instructions help students practice sounds in an audio drill-like format. The Phonics portion of the lesson introduces the new concept (introducing a new phonogram like short a or ay, for example). This is followed by a Vocabulary section including Word Knowledge (making sure students understand words on workbook pages or in lesson) and sometimes a Sight Word section to introduce new sight words in the lesson. There are also directions for completing assigned student pages in the workbook(s). Other components of the lesson may include: Comprehension (oral questions about the student work), Writing (using concepts in written form and Reading in Context (if students will be reading from a storybook reader). There is also an occasional Differentiating Instruction section that has specific suggestions based on student learning styles (auditory, visual, kinesthetic, etc.). One of the nice features of this program is the consistent review of previously introduced material, insuring that the student will achieve mastery of each phonetic concept. The corresponding storybooks reinforce the phonetic elements taught in the workbooks, but can also be used independently or to support any other phonics program. Comprehension is an integral part of the program also and is introduced at the earliest possible point in the program. The comprehensive Thinking About Mac and Tab Teacher's Guide contains discussion questions corresponding to each story as well as an answer key to the corresponding Thinking About Mac and Tab workbooks (there is one workbook for each set of storybooks). After your student has read a story(book), you ask the discussion questions, then initiate a follow-up activity (optional). The student is then to work the brief comprehension exercise in his/her Thinking About Mac and Tab workbook independently.

Phonics skills taught per level are:

Workbook 1: Short vowels plus six common sight words and basic color words

Workbook 2: Long vowels a, i, o, u and vowel digraphs ie, oe, ee, oa, ai, ea, ee

Workbook 3: Plurals, initial and final blends, compound words, two-syllable words and the sight word are.

Workbook 4: Consonant digraphs and r-controlled vowels.

Workbook 5: Additional vowel combinations, qu, three sounds of y, special sounds (esp. the letter a), and open syllables.

Workbook 6: More plural forms, compound words, two-syllable words. New consonant sounds and diphthongs including soft c, soft g, gu, dge, ph, ie, oi, oy, ight, ow, and au.

Although Workbook 3 covers initial and final blends, an additional Workbook is available (see More PP Workbook Level 3). This workbook presents initial blends in a comprehensive, systematic way. Every two-page spread introduces a new initial blend and provides cumulative practice of previously-introduced blends. This gives much more concentrated practice of this skill than the Workbook 3 which introduces 2-4 blends per page. You may even want to have your child work through this More Workbook prior to using Workbook 3.

Speaking of extra practice, the More Primary Phonics Workbooks 1and 2, along with their accompanying Storybook Sets provide just that. They can be used for additional practice of all skills introduced at the corresponding level of Primary Phonics (similar to the Explode the Code ½'s) if you feel your student needs more reinforcement.

Two final supplemental products round out this program. Audio CDs are available for Storybook Sets 1-6 read by Sarah Lawson. This may be helpful (and fun) for students to listen to in addition to decoding the books themselves, or for extra support or reassurance of their decoding skills. The Primary Phonics Picture Dictionary includes a picture for each of the 2500 frequently used words contained within. This includes most of the words used in the series plus other common words. This would be a nice resource for beginning writers or children learning English as a second language.

Primary Phonics is a solid, comprehensive beginning phonics program, made even more so with the inclusion of the new Teacher's Guides. It's comparatively low cost makes it an even more attractive choice.

Category Description for Complete Programs - Phonics:

Programs in this section go beyond teaching children how to read, incorporating phonetic readers, spelling and writing as well. Arranged roughly by grade/age.

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fabulous support set for learning phonics; supports the workbook topics
Nikki G on Jul 24, 2020
Its what he's used to using at school and I want to stay consistent while we're in this strange corona limbo.
Haley B on Apr 6, 2020
fabulous support set for learning phonics; supports the workbook topics
Nikki G on Jul 24, 2020
We've worked our way through Sets 1-3 so far and are really enjoying them. We just use the storybooks, not the workbooks or anything else. It's working great for my 3-year-old!
Celeste B on Apr 23, 2020
Its what he's used to using at school and I want to stay consistent while we're in this strange corona limbo.
Haley B on Apr 6, 2020
to stay caught up
Angie M on Mar 17, 2020
for home schooling my daughter
shakuntala P on Mar 16, 2020
We've been enjoying Primary Phonics readers, and we are ready for levels 3 and 4!
Vanessa S on Jan 15, 2020
The Primay Phonics series has been a great series for my 5 year old. A great progression of sounds and sight words for a new reader.
Michelle M on Aug 29, 2019
Wonderful reading series that builds early reader confidence and mastery.
Kristel A on Jun 17, 2019
Part of the curriculum
Silvia S on Jan 15, 2019
teacher recommended it
HANI S on Jun 5, 2018
These books have helped teach all three of my children to read at Montessori!
Katherine G on May 23, 2018
Very good for beginning readers. They can read by themselves.
Janie D on Mar 8, 2018
For my daughter to continue reading practice at home — we have sets 1 - 3.
Jamie B on Feb 23, 2018
Helps KG children read. We have been using these books for a long time. Works really well.
Athula S on Feb 5, 2018
Currently have sets 1 and 2
Denis G on Jan 21, 2018
Great for learning sight words and for new readers
Michelle W on Dec 4, 2017
These books are great to teach children how to read
Melissa G on Sep 23, 2017
We loved the first 2 sets and I needed a new set of books for my son. Our library only stocks level readers that are not phonics based readers so he has been struggling. I hope this will bridge the gap for him and give him the confidence he needs.
Elizabeth O on Sep 14, 2017
They are good books for kids learning to read
Krishnakant D on Aug 28, 2017
these books were recommended by my child's Ortin Gillingham reading teacher
Hollie H on Jun 23, 2017
Highly recommended by a Phonics Teacher; my grandchildren love them!
Barbara A on Jun 8, 2017
Reading teacher at school recommended the kids continue reading these during the summer to keep on track.
Diana R on May 25, 2017
Recommended reading post kindergarten from the reading specialist at school.
Tara S on Apr 21, 2017
Grandchild has completed first three levels and is very excited about moving to the aqua level!
MICHELE R K on Feb 7, 2017
4 year old loves them!!! Almost finished set 3
Elizabeth D on Nov 14, 2016
for school use.
Wang C on Oct 22, 2016
To further develop my child's reading level and follow-up/comprehension ability.
Fern A on Oct 3, 2016
Nicolas C on Jul 18, 2016
"Systematic way for students to move through the learning process at their own pace."
Robin H on Oct 30, 2015
My son's school uses Primary Phonics and I wanted to have these at home as a resource.
Stephanie M on Sep 29, 2015
We've worked our way through Sets 1-3 so far and are really enjoying them. We just use the storybooks, not the workbooks or anything else. It's working great for my 3-year-old!
Celeste B on Apr 23, 2020
to stay caught up
Angie M on Mar 17, 2020
Please break down the actual grade level for the storybooks. My child is in the teal storybook set 4. What grade level would that be? Along with the other sets. on Oct 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Here is the response from the Publisher:"This series is more of a scope and sequence with specific skills be taught in each book.There are no grade levels to this series. Please see link on scope and sequence and skilled addressed per book.
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Those books are great , really helps children to learn quickly reading . Nice little stories , I will buy more books .
September 3, 2020
2 months ago
Great for Home Schooling
My daughter is struggling a little with reading and these have given us a great tool for practicing at home in a thoughtful way that adds on new set of sounds at a time. Great tool for home-schooling.
May 7, 2020
6 months ago
I love all these books. The whole set is worth the investment. If you're library carries them, then you are in luck. I have 5 kids and this is what I used. My kids report cards always say they exceed the standard in reading.
June 26, 2018
over 3 years ago
Can teach any child to read
We have a number of learning difficulties in our family and so far all 15 cousins have successfully used it to learn to read. i’ve just used this series to teach my 2.5 year old and it not only worked but was pretty fun too. Though it doesn’t look fancy it is super effective and I highly recommend it!
November 12, 2017
over 3 years ago
Great books
my five-year-old grandson just loves these books! He loves the stories and laughs a lot at what happens in them! I love them because each book focuses on a specific fanatics girl that I can teach a hell of a time!
March 11, 2017
over 3 years ago
Good set for beginning readers
I used all the primary phonics readers and workbooks to teach my 5 to 6 year old.
February 21, 2016
over 4 years ago

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