Fun with Ed and Fred
Learning to read has never been more fun than it is with Ed and Fred! This hilarious beginner reader text has been carefully crafted to teach more than fifty first sight words—the simplest, most commonly used words young readers must learn to recognize “on sight.” The patterned structure makes the text accessible to beginners, while its humor is guaranteed to draw in even the most reluctant older readers.
Comic book style readers with a bent toward hilarity. These beginning readers are geared to those just learning to decode words or reluctant readers who need a refresher in basic phonics rules. Comics are organized by vowel sound. Sometimes there's a longer story; sometimes just a short hilarious concept: Gran on a fan; Mut in the Tub; Cave Bear and a page of Bears; and Dude and his beach adventures (long u sound). Each page is filled with detailed images (supported by brief text) that provide lots of possibilities to practice narrative skills. Gran on a Fan teaches beginning readers the five short vowel sounds. Review those sounds at the end. Lazy Bear, Crazy Bear collects zany "bearable" (Sorry. I couldn't resist) cartoons to teach five long vowel sounds. You'll learn 3 phonics rules with practice. 38 pp, hc. ~ Ruth