Primary Phonics 1 Set of 10 Storybooks

Primary Phonics 1 Set of 10 Storybooks

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Item #: 012432
ISBN: 9780838883617
Grades: K-2

Publisher Description:

Storybooks 1 includes 10 decodable storybooks that feature the phonetic concepts introduced in Workbook 1 and only contain previously taught phonetic concepts. Each book is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and has approximately 16 pages. The first book is Mac and Tab, a story about a rat named Mac and his friend Tab the cat, who are recurring characters in the series. All books feature engaging black and white illustrations; lively contemporary themes; and inside covers which clearly list phonetic concepts and sight words.

Titles in Set 1 include: Mac and Tab,The Tin Man, Al, Tim, The Jet, Ben Bug, Ed, Meg, Ted, and The Wig.

Comprehension exercises for titles in Storybooks 1 can be found in Comprehension Workbook 1 (sold separately)

Skills Addressed

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

Primary Phonics is a systematic, phonics-based early reading program that facilitates individualized instruction through flexible, skills-based workbooks and storybooks that correspond to students’ ability levels.

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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A friend recommended these to help teach ESL to refugees.
User on Mar 2, 2023
They fit with my Orton Gillingham intervention I teach.
Bobbi Y on Oct 27, 2022
A friend recommended these to help teach ESL to refugees.
User on Mar 2, 2023
pre readers
Monique T on Feb 24, 2023
They fit with my Orton Gillingham intervention I teach.
Bobbi Y on Oct 27, 2022
I liked that they they are decodable buy yet still target vowel patterns.
Wendy R on Jun 19, 2022
For my toddler who is starting to recognize sight words.
Fallon W on Mar 30, 2022
I needed a complete set of simple decodable readers for teaching my preschooler how to read. I am combining these with the Bob Books and Dog on a Log series so I can give my child more practice without having them just memorize the words in books they have already read.
Jake D on Mar 18, 2022
Teaching my home schooled grandchild. I am a retired teacher, and a have used these phonics books for years in my classroom.
Helene G on Mar 14, 2022
We used these books to teach our daughter how to read. Now we will use the new books to teach our granddaughter to read.
Ann C on Mar 13, 2022
I have a set like this at work and students enjoy it. I am starting to do some tutoring and wanted my own set to use at home.
Linda H on Mar 13, 2022
This follows the curriculum guide for Memoria Press Kindergarten
Allison H on Feb 27, 2022
Have used these early readers in my Montessori Early Childhood classrooms for over 25 years! I always have Set 1, Set 1A, 2, 2A, 3, 4, and 5. Great resources!
Matthew C on Feb 16, 2022
I am a reading specialist working beginning readers in grades K & 1.
Joanne A on Jan 26, 2022
will be great for grandchild just beginning to blend sounds!
Julie B on Oct 28, 2021
Excellent books to introduce reading.
Kathy C on Oct 28, 2021
I am working with my grandson.
CATHERINE S on Oct 14, 2021
Absolutely critical to developing the skills of young readers with engaging decodable books.
makenzie b on Oct 6, 2021
I lost my Primary Phonics Collection in a house fire while teaching from home during Covid 19. I've been using these books for years and wanted to replace them.
Erin J on Sep 6, 2021
Consultant recommended.
Karen S on Aug 12, 2021
I've been using this series for years to teach reading and it works well #rrvi
Sharmin Sereta N on Jun 11, 2021
Recommended by my child's Montessori school.
Aman S on Feb 25, 2021
Great early phonics readers!!
Karen S on Feb 22, 2021
Because the books are simple and it helps young children with their reading
Emily M on Jan 3, 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
My boys used these books 30+ years ago when learning to read. They are the best!
benjamin e on Dec 5, 2020
I am a kindergarten teacher and I used them in my old Montessori classroom. They are a very effective tool.
Anastasia M on Dec 2, 2020
Son is being tutored and it is recommended by his tutor as an early reading tool
Shakira K on Nov 18, 2020
I am helping my grandchildren with reading and needed some cvc phonics books. The reviews were positive so hopefully the results Im expecting will also be positive.
irene H on Nov 15, 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
My daughter is in PK-4 and the teacher told me to buy it.
Elizabeth Q on Nov 10, 2020
Needed for school.
SARAH F on Oct 18, 2020
It's a tried and true series for teaching early phonics concepts in an order that makes sense.
Becky D on Oct 12, 2020
I've used these books with beginning readers for years. The children love these books.
Diane S on Oct 1, 2020
Diane S on Sep 22, 2020
Have worked with them before and find them one of the best ways to teach early reading.
Carol C on Sep 10, 2020
I used these readers to teach my now 45 year old son. They are the BEST controlled readers I have used in 44 years of teaching reading.
Audrey N on Aug 31, 2020
I'm looking for good, decodable readers for my kindergarten students. These are fantastic!
Leah B on Aug 27, 2020
Phonics based reading for my grandchildren
Melody B on Aug 24, 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
need them for my tutoring
Marie M on Aug 3, 2020
Referral from another teacher
Sharle H on Jul 29, 2020
Using them in my kindergarten classroom
Olivia Karen W on Jul 26, 2020
Suggested by daughter-in-law.
Azriel G on Jul 24, 2020
Private School - needed a fresh set
Laurel F on Jul 9, 2020
very simple, step by step, easy way to learn how to read. Each concept is introduced one at a time over the course of the books.
Melany N on Jul 2, 2020
These books help boys and girls to read and reinforces cvc words. The stories are engaging and fun. They can look at the pictures to help them read. Their reading level with increase and you can monitor where they need help.
Maryann F on Jul 1, 2020
Using these books for a graduate class.
Julia D on Jun 30, 2020
for kids
PRADEEP S on Jun 30, 2020
I have used these books as an elementary school teacher and found them helpful & delightful stories for introducing beginning phonics to new readers.
Roberta E on Jun 25, 2020
Already have sets 2-4.
Talitha O on Jun 19, 2020
Recommended by a reading specialist who uses these books.
Leanne R on Jun 19, 2020
pre readers
Monique T on Feb 24, 2023
I liked that they they are decodable buy yet still target vowel patterns.
Wendy R on Jun 19, 2022
Are these books in color?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2021
BEST ANSWER: No, the illustrations are identical to what you see on the cover. A child could always color them in themselves, but honestly the set is a worthwhile purchase for the reading practice alone, as the stories were interesting enough that my new reader self-motivated to read them all.
can I get this in an ebook format?
A shopper on Jan 31, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We only offer them in print editions.
Do you have to put the books together? Or do they come already put together?
A shopper on Jul 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The books come as storybooks. They have a stapled binding.
Do these books have references to religion? I teach in a public school with a wide variety of student backgrounds, so I do not want to use books with any religious references.
A shopper on Dec 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There are absolutely no religious references in these books. I was first introduced to them at an international Montessori school more than 30 years ago and purchased them for my grandson when he was first learning to read. Fabulous phonetic approach to our tricky language.
Do you sell separate books from each set or do you sell only by sets?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are only available in sets.
Are they books or are they reproducible?
Jean W on Sep 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are small books or booklets. We have used them as essential primers for beginner readers at the pre-K level for 15 years. You could scan or copy them, but not to the same quality. As they are primers, children do not yet have the skill set to treat books as gently as they should be. These ones stand up to that treatment year after year.
Cynthia B. - Strathcona Montessori, Vancouver, BC Canada
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great series of books!!!!!!
I love them! When I first started to work at the Montessori school they used this and advance series for kindergarten and grade 1 kids. I was looking this in 2006 when I bought my own Montessori school but never found it. Now I have a home daycare and finally I found it. These are great little books and kids learn to read very fast. I’m glad that I found it and I can use it for my daycare reading program.
Thank you!
August 24, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent readers using CVC words!
My kindergarten boys have been using these work book that goes along with these readers. I hesitated to buy all the readers,but I am SO glad I got them.
I have searched for kindergarten readers that use the basic CVC words and sight words. It was hard to find,most had too many words that were not kindergarten level. I wanted something the boys could easily practice what they have learned and even read on their own. The boys are so excited to read them to us and even take them to go read to their animals! Well worth the purchase.
December 24, 2020
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 5 out of 5
My kids used them, and now my grandkids are using them. My favorite books for early learners.
October 11, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love them
I bought these for my grandson who is going into first grade. He wanted some books he could read by himself. They are perfect. It has sight words as well as Cvc words to sound out. Good fit!
July 18, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good source
July 2, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fantastic! Love these!
May 17, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Little Decodable Books
These decodable books are perfect for beginning readers.
May 14, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Thank you
I love this series for my classroom. I ordered a set to give out to kids during covid shut down. My first pack was accidentally sent to my school address (my mistake) and Rainbow Resources was very kind and generous. They accepted the return and immediately sent another pack to my home. I received them in time to give out to my emergent readers who are reading at home. Thank you so much Rainbow Resources!
May 11, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect first phonics readers
These are a perfect first set and go over all the short vowel sounds. The stories are silly but the words are perfect. My 4yr old was showing interest in sounding out words but I was having trouble finding legit phonics readers - these are exactly what I was hoping for. We got them a couple months ago and I'm back today to get the second set!
January 19, 2020
over 3 years ago

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