Primary Phonics 3 Set of 10 Storybooks

Primary Phonics 3 Set of 10 Storybooks

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Item #: 012434
ISBN: 9780838885628
Grades: K-2

Publisher Description:

Storybooks 3 includes 10 decodable storybooks that feature the concepts introduced in Workbook 3 and only contain previously taught phonetic concepts. Each book is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches and has approximately 16 pages. 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 3 include: Slide, The Plane Trip, Spot, The Prints, The Dream, The Best Gift, Mittens, The Sea Gull, The Lost Duck, and Max and the Fox.

Comprehension exercises for Storybooks 3 can be found in Comprehension Workbook 3.

Skills Addressed

  • Beginning consonant blends
  • Ending consonant blends
  • Plurals
  • Compound words
  • Sight words
  • f, l, s spelling rule
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Silent-e
  • Vowel digraphs (ie, oe, ee, oa, ai, ea, ee)
  • Sight words
  • Using phonics to read decodable, connected text

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 3:

Level 3 covers beginning and ending consonant blends, plurals, compound words, two-syllable words and sight words.

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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This series is the absolute best instructional materials for teaching reading. Carefully sequenced to introduce phonetic rules in a very comprehensible way. <br />I've bought them for 30 years. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Sue m on Dec 3, 2022
review contents in the kindergarten.
Huijuan S on May 13, 2022
This series is the absolute best instructional materials for teaching reading. Carefully sequenced to introduce phonetic rules in a very comprehensible way. <br />I've bought them for 30 years. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
Sue m on Dec 3, 2022
They fit with my Orton Gillingham intervention I teach.
Bobbi Y on Oct 27, 2022
review contents in the kindergarten.
Huijuan S on May 13, 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
I've used 1, 1A, 2, and 2A with success and have decided to keep going since it is working for my previously-struggling reader.
User on Feb 17, 2022
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
reading instruction by Orton Gillingham method
Devon R on May 28, 2021
we used primary phonics set 1, 1A and 2 in kindergarten and my first grader is struggling with the books she is reading so I decided to try and start from where she left off in kindergarten and work our way through primary phonics
Lisa Q on Mar 20, 2021
Primary Phonics is working well for us.
Sheryl K on Feb 27, 2021
My 6 YO boy has devoured the first set and is ready for set 2. Im buying set 3 to put on the shelf.
Cynthia H on Jan 7, 2021
for my kindergartner
jerry K on Jan 3, 2021
Teacher Recommended
Jae P on Oct 9, 2020
We tried Primary Phonics set 1 and 2 for our 4 year old, and it helped her learn to read. As she is into long vowels and consonant blends now, I think this will be a good set to build her reading skills.
irfa m on Sep 28, 2020
This series is the well written and engaging for beginning and struggling readers
Cathy W on Sep 1, 2020
Continuing set 1 and 2, they were very helpful
Serena P on Aug 2, 2020
These advance your phonics reader to the next level.
Karena T on Jul 18, 2020
My son used these books in his Kindergarten class and we are continuing with the series during our time home. They advance at a comfortable speed, with each book practicing a new phonics sound while reviewing previous sounds.
misty W on Jul 10, 2020
I've been a learning specialist for over 30 years, have seen programs and materials come and go, but Primary Phonics is by far the best method for teaching children to read. I am ordering Set 3 because a student with whom I am working just completed Set 2, and I cannot find 2 of the books in set 3.
nechamah g on Jul 3, 2020
for kids
PRADEEP S on Jun 30, 2020
I had the first two series for my sons. I am now teaching my granddaughter, and these books build up skills in an orderly manner.
lynn g on Jun 12, 2020
we have used the first two sets through a Montessori homeschool program
Bernadette D on Jun 9, 2020
My daughter follows the Primary Phonics curriculum, and I love the way that they progress gradually so that the child becomes more and more proficient as they move forward in each set. I also like the fact that they use sight words along the way, which also become more complex as you go. My daughter will be 6 in a few months and already proficient with the first 2 sets which include short and long vowels.
Haneen A on Jun 8, 2020
great books!
Julie S on May 30, 2020
Highly Recommended to teach my 6 yr old how to read
Lauren K on May 27, 2020
my son is finishing phonics set 2 and I want him to have summer reading
Nikki G on May 24, 2020
We have three sets. Our 4 yr old loves them.
Sarah C on May 12, 2020
Kindergarten teacher's recommends
SANGWOO H on Apr 30, 2020
recommended by reading tutor
Michelle F on Apr 29, 2020
My daughter has a tutor during the pandemic. She recommended your sight. Her nam is Carolyn Hopewell.
Michele H on Apr 29, 2020
my son is learning to read
Morgan R on Apr 7, 2020
for home schooling my daughter
shakuntala P on Mar 16, 2020
We've been enjoying the level 2 readers, and have decided to move forward with using Primary Phonics as I teach my son to read.
Vanessa S on Jan 15, 2020
I have used this before and am using it with a new student. I have found the Primary Phonics series of workbooks and readers to be very effective.
Rosemary W on Apr 30, 2019
I have a child with severe learning disabilities and these phonics readers are the one thing that finally got him reading! They progress ONLY within rules given with very few sight words and he is finally having success. So thankful!
Adam S on Dec 18, 2018
My child’s school isn’t teaching him properly.
Bethany C on Dec 1, 2018
Kate B on Sep 21, 2018
I love these simple readers for beginning students.
Roberta K on Apr 18, 2018
Can't find it in canada
Betty L on Apr 16, 2018
Speaking as reading specialist, this is the best comprehensive decodable reader series out there. The stories engage young readers, and the series is comprehensive with 10 books at each level of decoding. Great!
Anne C on Mar 15, 2018
Great beginning books!
Janie D on Mar 8, 2018
Helps KG children read. We have been using these books for a long time. Works really well.
Athula S on Feb 5, 2018
These books are great for students struggling with reading. The books focus on specific vowels incorporated throughout each book. The student enjoys a sense of accomplishment while learning at the same time.
Ann A on Dec 7, 2017
For my PreK child's reading enrichment
Michelle W on Nov 4, 2017
for my Grandson
Marilynn L on Oct 30, 2017
My child went through sets 1 & 2. Progressing to level 3
Maria G on Oct 9, 2017
These books are great to teach children how to read
Melissa G on Sep 23, 2017
We loved the first 2 sets and I needed a new set of books for my son. Our library only stocks level readers that are not phonics based readers so he has been struggling. I hope this will bridge the gap for him and give him the confidence he needs.
Elizabeth O on Sep 14, 2017
Reading teacher at school recommended the kids continue reading these during the summer to keep on track.
Diana R on May 25, 2017
Granddaughter beginning to read
Mary Ellen T on May 21, 2017
Recommended reading post kindergarten from the reading specialist at school.
Tara S on Apr 21, 2017
They fit with my Orton Gillingham intervention I teach.
Bobbi Y on Oct 27, 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
Are these primary phonics story books laminated?
Joyce-Ann B on Mar 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The inside pages are not. The cover is laminated cardboard. All of it is good quality paper. Hope this helps!
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Wonderful books!
November 18, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great first phonics story books.
We love these phonics readers.
The stories are funny and engaging. My kiddo loves them.
February 7, 2021
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Primary Phonics
Easy to order and arrived promptly
October 2, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great books , helps my child reading skill .
September 3, 2020
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Rated 5 out of 5
Very pleased with these books.
February 26, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect Phonics Readers!
I love these books! They are exactly what I was looking for...controlled texts that build on phonics skills.
November 8, 2017
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