First Start Reading, Book E

First Start Reading, Book E

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ISBN: 9781615386895
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

To provide more reading practice as well as experience with more difficult phonics concepts, First Start Book E provides the perfect preparation for transitioning into StoryTime Treasures, Memoria Press' first grade reading/literature guides. Each of the eight lessons focuses on a particular phonics concept and each include a story.

Publisher Description:

In First Start Reading Book E, we complete the program by covering long vowel teams, soft c and g, and the three sounds of y. Once the student has mastered the basic phonics in the FSR series, he is ready to continue his reading progress with real literature.

Category Description for First Start Reading:

First Start Reading by Memoria Press is a traditional and uncomplicated approach to phonics with an emphasis on vowel-consonant/word-families phonics and a serious focus on correct pencil grip and letter formation. In a day and age when penmanship is often ignored, they've chosen to make it a central part of their approach to reading using it as a kinesthetic reinforcement activity. This program covers consonants, short and long vowels, and at least 45 common words and manuscript printing. The entire program consists of five Student Worktexts (A-E) and two Teacher's Guide, which make up the Complete Set below. The worktexts are 70 - 108 pages each and contain half letter presentation, blending, and reading practice and half writing practice space. Black and white line art drawings are also included to color. First Start Book E provides more reading practice and advanced phonics, and functions as preparation for transitioning into StoryTime Treasures, Memoria Press' first grade reading/literature guides. Each of the eight lessons focuses on a particular phonics concept and each includes a story. The Teacher's Guides starts with an introduction that covers all the basics and equips you with the information needed to teach the program effectively. The lesson plans include general information for the teacher as well as scripted instructions for the student.

After completing this program, Memoria Press suggests continuing reading progress with real literature or their StoryTime Treasures literature program. Traditional Spelling by Memoria Press will also provide continued phonetic practice.




Category Description for Memoria Press Phonics & Reading:

A surprise from a publisher known for its Latin programs! First Start Reading from Memoria Press is deceptively simple with an emphasis on vowel-consonant/word-families phonics and a serious focus on correct pencil grip and letter formation. Yes, in a day and age when penmanship is often ignored, they've chosen to make it a central part of their approach to reading. And, I have to confess it makes sense. After all, it serves as a kinesthetic reinforcement activity.

First Start Reading is a traditional and uncomplicated approach to phonics. After starting with ear training, vowel-consonant blending with unvoiced (m, n, s, r, f, t) consonants is first. Teach one sound for each phonogram at a time. Practice the new phonogram and its sound in a word family list with extensive practice in CVC words. Practice reading words and sentences as early as possible and reinforce learning with manuscript printing and that strong emphasis on correct pencil grip and letter formation. Include a small number of sight words. Throw in a couple of clever "tricks" for dealing with b-d confusion and you're done! Once mastered, these skills should take the student competently into a first grade reading level.

The entire program consists of four Student Worktexts (A-D) and a Teacher's Guide. The worktexts are about half letter presentation, blending, and reading practice and half writing practice space - on facing pages. Black and white line art drawings that can be colored keep the look clean. Letter formation clues include directional arrows on sample letters and starting point "dots." The four Student Worktexts are from 70 to 108 pages. The Teacher's Guide starts with an introduction that covers all the basics - syllabi for the Worktexts, the phonics approach, getting started, phonics recitation (an important element of the program), and pencil grip instruction. The rest of the book - except for a few reproducible visuals in the appendix - are wrap-around lesson plans. The lesson plans include general information for the teacher as well as scripted instructions for the student. As mentioned, half of every lesson is writing instruction, which serves as phonics reinforcement.

We expect easy-to-use from Memoria Press and we're not disappointed here. There's an amazing amount of quality phonics/reading instruction in a very reasonably priced package. You might be wondering what to do after this course. Perhaps Memoria will publish a sequel but until then they recommend Primary Phonics as a follow-up. First Start Reading is obviously designed as a lead-in to another new program from Memoria: StoryTime Treasures. Check our reading section for more information. ~ Janice




Category Description for Other Programs:

Programs in this section focus primarily on teaching children to read, and may not provide comprehensive instruction in reading comprehension, spelling, writing, or other language skills. Arranged roughly by grade.


Category Description for PHONICS PROGRAMS:

Category Description for PHONICS:

Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
K
Grade End
2
ISBN
9781615386895
Author
Michelle Tefertiller
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Memoria Press
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Elizabeth L on Jun 16, 2021
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Elizabeth L on Jun 16, 2021
We have been using the previous Memoria Press books in the series. Your price is lower.
Daria on Jan 13, 2021
Classical Christian Education
Rachel C on Aug 5, 2020
First Start Reading A-D is a very clear and systematic approach to beginning reading - we're looking forward to First Start Reading E.
David S on Apr 24, 2020
I am a kindergarten teacher and needed an extra copy for a student in my class.
April T on Apr 8, 2020
This is the curriculum that worked for my 7 year old son. I had tried two other since he was 5 and this is what clicked for him. We started with Book C.
Tonya E on Apr 3, 2020
I used and liked the classical phonics kindergarten program from Memoria Press, so I'm continuing on with the first grade phonics and spelling program.
Erin F on Aug 14, 2019
I have books A-D but E was added onto this package after I purchased the initial group. My kids love this program and really excel with it.
Jennifer S on Nov 10, 2018
My curriculum suggested it.
laura m on Jun 11, 2018
We have had really good luck teaching both of our younger students about phonics and reading with the Memoria Press program. Excellent.
Sinead L on Nov 15, 2017
Always thought the program should contain this last book. I think it will be a great addition.
Christiane J on Jan 16, 2017
Following a memoria press curriculum
Alison R on Nov 22, 2016
We have been using the previous Memoria Press books in the series. Your price is lower.
Daria on Jan 13, 2021
First Start Reading A-D is a very clear and systematic approach to beginning reading - we're looking forward to First Start Reading E.
David S on Apr 24, 2020
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