First Start Reading, Book A

First Start Reading, Book A

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Item #: 056815
ISBN: 9781615380077
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

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.

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.


Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
K
Grade End
2
ISBN
9781615380077
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Memoria Press
Weight
0.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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To supplement the First Grade package I purchased.
Lynn B on Aug 19, 2021
Needed a clean copy for my next child
Sara G on Jun 16, 2021
To supplement the First Grade package I purchased.
Lynn B on Aug 19, 2021
Part of our Kinder curriculum
Ashlee W on Jul 18, 2021
Needed a clean copy for my next child
Sara G on Jun 16, 2021
Value
Rochelle M on Aug 15, 2020
My 4th son breezed through learning to read with this series, First Start Reading A-E. I love that the student is immediately motivated by learning to spell & write single phonogram combinations. Rowena, Australia
Rowena V on Aug 6, 2020
Love this method of teaching reading, writing and phonics all rolled into one book. Worked wonderfully for my son in kindergarten ... using again for another child. :)
User on Jul 8, 2020
Memoria Press Kinder Curr
Tami K on Jul 23, 2019
Our tutor recommended it!
Feather F on Mar 28, 2018
The quick lookmade it seem as though it was the kind of Phonics workbook I needed.
Margaret G on Nov 17, 2017
Looking for the phonics program that will help my son start to blend sounds
User on Jun 26, 2017
For Memoria Press Kindergarten
User on Feb 14, 2017
Needed for curriculum
Tami K on Nov 14, 2016
cheaper here
Sontonia C on Oct 20, 2016
We are using this for our kindergarten student next year.
Elizabeth D on Apr 30, 2016
Part of the curriculum I'm using.
Heather J on Oct 20, 2015
Part of our Kinder curriculum
Ashlee W on Jul 18, 2021
Value
Rochelle M on Aug 15, 2020
Are the pages in the workbook perforated?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No, they are not. (But we LOVE this workbook, anyway! And the program is working so well for our 5 yo).
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So far I've tried First Start Reading and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons with my soon to be kindergartener son (45 years old) He spent 2 years in a rigorous pre-k program and while he hated 100 Easy Lessons First Start Reading has been great for him! In a few weeks I've watched him go from knowing his letter sounds to blending words and reading short sentences This program has unlocked the world of reading for a hesitant student! So far we are very pleased with this program A side note my son has issues with sensory processing eye tracking and gross motor skills so we do skip some of the writing He is a very fast paced learner and this program has been a good fit for his needs
June 21, 2014


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