Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 1A

Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 1A

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Item #: 012428
ISBN: 9780838875025
Grades: K-2

Publisher Description:

Storybooks 1A accompany More Workbook 1 and provide additional opportunity to apply the phonetic concepts introduced in Workbook 1 to connected text. The storybooks use the same vocabulary as Workbook 1 and Storybooks 1 with the addition of one sight word (was). Storybooks 1A are an excellent tool to reinforce the skills from Workbook 1 and can be used with either Workbook 1 or More Workbook 1.

Titles in Set 1A include: The Cab, Kim and Wag, The Van and the Hot Rod, Fun in the Mud, Hal and Nip, Cop Cat, The Wet Pup, The Cod and the Fat Cat, Del, and Gum on a Cat.

Skills Addressed

  • Short vowel sounds
  • Using phonetic skills to read decodable, connected text
  • Sight words

Category Description for Primary Phonics Core Program - Level 1:

Level 1 reviews consonant sounds and teaches short vowels, sight words, and introduces sentence construction.

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.

Category Description for PHONICS PROGRAMS:

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I use them for tutoring resources
Brenda B on Aug 23, 2023
I love this set, and wanted to order it again to have more copies.
Elisa L on Sep 19, 2022
I use them for tutoring resources
Brenda B on Aug 23, 2023
Great resource for children learning to read
Dawn K on Jul 10, 2023
I love this set, and wanted to order it again to have more copies.
Elisa L on Sep 19, 2022
Have used these early reader sets in my classrooms for over 25 years!
Matthew C on Feb 16, 2022
I've been using this series for years to teach reading and it works well #rrvi
Sharmin Sereta N on Jun 11, 2021
My daughter-in-law chose them
Jeffrey B on Apr 25, 2021
This series is working really well for my daughter.
Katherine P on Mar 3, 2021
Recommended by my child's Montessori school.
Aman S on Feb 25, 2021
I have used sets 1 to 5 and was happy to see more options. Especially at the beginning level. Kids only want to read these books once.
User on Jan 20, 2021
This will help my kindergarteners sound out words and be able to read a book themselves or with help from the teacher or their parent. I can assign this to my independent ones that finish their work early who can handle reading. Then they will not distract the students that need more time and more help from me as their teacher. I can send these home to help all read too if I need to.
Danielle Z on Dec 16, 2020
Having short stories that emphasize long vowels would be helpful.
Sheryl K on Dec 3, 2020
I have used them previously and like their simplicity and the fact that they are well controlled for taught phonics concepts.
Katharine R on Nov 10, 2020
Diane S on Oct 15, 2020
These provide a structured way for beginning readers to practice, while building on early concepts.
Joanna W on Sep 24, 2020
Primary phonics is the best language learning system.
AARA SAGAR M on Aug 19, 2020
These books are an excellent resource in the primary classroom. We use these in conjunction with the sight words int he book, phonograms and to boost the confidence of the emergent reader.
Stephanie B on Aug 11, 2020
Controlled phonics readers. I have used them for over 30 years. Perfect for beginning readers.
Jane T on Jul 24, 2020
I have set 1 and love it for my learning center first graders.
Kathy R on Jun 7, 2020
Teacher recommended it
Marily B on May 5, 2020
Kathleen F on Apr 15, 2020
Teacher recommended
jyothsna n on Apr 14, 2020
My students
Priscilla Y on Mar 20, 2020
I use a lot of reading products from this company and I have been wanting very easy, controlled reading.
Christine S on Jan 13, 2020
Useful in tutoring to have more than just the one set of decodable readers.
Gail M on Jun 21, 2019
Beginning reader! Looks like it's on her level. So many beginner books are still to hard. This one will make her feel successful and build her confidence. Love this website. We're a homeschooling family with a wide spread age range and this is a one stop shop!!
Shannon T on Dec 11, 2018
For my daughter who is in Pre-K
Manosh P on Nov 19, 2018
For my developmentally delayed kids, to help them learn to read.
Michelle E on Oct 11, 2018
Already have Set 1 so getting Set 1A for more CVC word reading.
Gena O on Aug 7, 2018
I love these primary readers! My students love the stories and they are wonderful for out loud reading!
Kris W on Jun 13, 2018
"My school owns sets of them"
Linda B on Mar 15, 2018
additional practice
Jeanine R on Mar 4, 2018
for my 4 and 6 year old kid. These books a very good and easy to learn
surie m on Feb 28, 2018
to help my granddaughter learn to read
Louis N on Dec 19, 2017
Michelle W on Nov 4, 2017
I always start these books after finishing 100 easy lessons to read. It is a nice transition to reading on their own.
Kelli M on May 9, 2017
Because I have a Casa Montessori Classroom and some of our 3 yr students (Age 4-6) are at this reading level.
Katherine V on Feb 9, 2017
For Students
Sara H on Jan 2, 2017
for school use.
Wang C on Oct 22, 2016
To help my child get ready for kindergarten
Natasha D on Jul 21, 2016
It was recommended by my daughter's teacher
Erica C on Jun 28, 2016
We previously purchased a single book in the series and found it to be excellent with each word at the target reading level.
Sharon K on Mar 7, 2016
Great resource for children learning to read
Dawn K on Jul 10, 2023
Have used these early reader sets in my classrooms for over 25 years!
Matthew C on Feb 16, 2022
Do you have to put the books together or do they already come assembled?
A shopper on Feb 5, 2021
BEST ANSWER: They are assembled.
Where can I find the Comprehension Workbook for this set of Storybook 1A?
A shopper on Mar 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is the workbook that goes with the set of Storybooks -

These are part of the "More" series which provides extra practice. There is not a separate Comprehension Workbook for this set. Theoretically, the regular Comprehension Workbook (#012448) would be at the same level -
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Rated 5 out of 5
Wonderful for beginning readers!
Wonderful set of phonics readers for a beginning reader!
October 21, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I grew up with these
Same books I learned from as a kid now being taught to my son. Basic, engaging and spot on. A little old fashioned on some names and terms but kids pick up fast.
July 30, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Definitely Recommend
My daughter is a slower starting reader, and the Primary Phonics readers have worked really well for her. I've used Primary Phonics readers along with their Consonant, Comprehension and other Workbooks to supplement the Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading for our Kindergarten homeschool, and they have seemed to help considerably.
April 22, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for new readers!
February 11, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My Dyslexic son can READ these!
My 8yo son is profoundly dyslexic. While he's making steady (albeit slow) progress with his reading curriculum, what he really needed was more fluency practice. But aaaall of the 'early readers' I find out there are complete junk. They are not decodable at all. These books have been an absolute life safer and confidence builder for my child. There are a few words per book that he hasn't learned yet in his curriculum, but we are able to manage these. I'm telling everyone about these books.
December 21, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
A bit too easy
I was hoping these books would be more similar to my old set of Primary Readers from years ago- Mac and Tab, The Wig... These new ones seem shorter with less text on the pages. However, they are working out for the student I am working with.
January 7, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love these primer books!
These books were recommended to me by a reading specialist. I regularly use these books to teach a child with dyslexia. This child has trouble with his vowels and some of his consonants, and this set of primer books breaks down each of the phonic skills to their simplest forms. He enjoys the simple and cute stories with these readers with simple and likable illustrations, and feels he accomplished something with his reading because he is able to focus on each skill independently. He even asks for the books because he enjoys them so much. I am very pleased with his progress and I encourage everybody to use these readers. Because the level is so simple and clear, children won't feel intimidated. Best of all, it progresses through the skills from easy to difficult in a logical sequence, skill by skill. Highly recommended!!!
June 7, 2017
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These readers are an excellent resource Each reader has sounds listed in the beginning of the book The book only has those sounds in it There are no surprise words the child can not read If they know the sounds they can work on reading the book The next book builds upon the previous book by adding more sounds they memorize My children have greatly benefited from these readers in conjunction with the workbooks and comprehension workbooks These are the best readers I have found and can be used as soon as a child knows the sounds of each letter
February 18, 2014

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