Primary Phonics Workbook 1

Primary Phonics Workbook 1

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Item #: 012440
ISBN: 9780838803608
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

Workbook 1: Short vowels plus six common sight words and basic color words.

Publisher Description:

Workbook 1 reviews the 17 consonants covered in the Consonant Book and then introduces short vowels in two- and three-letter words. Using a patterned series of exercises, it also introduces the sight words is, a, the, on, in, yes, no, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, and black. Exercises involve simple yes or no questions, coloring, copying words below illustrations, filling in missing words in short sentences, and unscrambling words.

Also available: Storybooks 1 are decodable stories that allow students to apply the skills taught in Workbook 1 to connected text. More Workbook 1** and Storybooks 1A** provide additional practice with the skills covered in Workbook 1**.

Skills Addressed:

  • Initial consonant sounds
  • Short vowel sounds
  • Sight vocabulary
  • Sentence construction

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:

Category Description for PHONICS:

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Print, Other
Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.; Workbook
Series Title
Primary Phonics Ser.
Elementary/High School
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Educators Publishing Service
0.3875 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.19"
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Recommended as a great phonics curriculum. We did sample pages and I think it will be perfect for what we are looking for.
Andee F on Sep 26, 2023
I have used Workbook 1-6 series. Very good.
robin k on Apr 9, 2023
Recommended as a great phonics curriculum. We did sample pages and I think it will be perfect for what we are looking for.
Andee F on Sep 26, 2023
Used them for years in my classroom.
Maureen B on Sep 3, 2023
I have used Workbook 1-6 series. Very good.
robin k on Apr 9, 2023
This is what we use
DORI R on Feb 27, 2023
Teacher requested it
Maddie L on Feb 17, 2023
great book
Tyra W on Feb 2, 2023
Previously ordered and found it effective for my students.
Lynn E on Jan 6, 2023
I wanted this to help bolster what we're learning with these readers.
Jennaca B on Nov 17, 2022
We love this workbook. It goes along well with the phonics readers we have. This has been a part of our curriculum for over 10 years!
jennifer p on Oct 20, 2022
To help our kindergarteners to get ready for 1st grade.
Michelle H on Aug 10, 2021
Because they are awesome!
Suzie N on Apr 23, 2021
I purchased to use with the Mac and Tab readers, which I love.
Katherine P on Jan 16, 2021
Great workbook. Highly recommend Primary Phonics.
Elizabeth N on Jan 6, 2021
same reason as above
sara k on Nov 12, 2020
I have used in the past and I need another resource for one of my English learners to help learn vowel sounds so I ordered one for her
Rebecca P on Oct 13, 2020
Excellent for beginning readers
Carrie D on Oct 2, 2020
My older daughter learned to read from this book, so I bought one for my second child too.
Erica M on Sep 22, 2020
great series of workbooks. I have pre k 1 2 and 3 currently
Rhonda B on Sep 14, 2020
Used these when I was teaching.
Mark R on Sep 7, 2020
good learning tutorials.
Emanuel M on Sep 4, 2020
Used this system for over 30 years to supplement Orton-Gillingham instruction for early learners.
Audrey N on Aug 31, 2020
Required for FreedomProject Academy. We love it.
Jennifer N on Jul 25, 2020
Great way to practice phonics.
User on Jul 23, 2020
great resource for beginning reading and writing.
andrea s on Jul 7, 2020
This reinforces the skills I teach in the classroom that will help boys and girls to read and write.
Maryann F on Jul 1, 2020
An excellent effective program
chaya v on May 19, 2020
recommended by a great teacher
Ryan M on May 18, 2020
Used before
Terri M on May 15, 2020
To accompany story books.
Sonia O on May 14, 2020
I used these for years when I was a resource room teacher and wanted a set to use for tutoring.
Sheryl T on May 9, 2020
Great for learning cvc words and beginning reading strategies!.
Leneta J on May 8, 2020
Friend recommendation
Julie F on May 4, 2020
lalla a on May 1, 2020
My almost 4 year old son is home with me, and his 5 year old sisters. We wanted him to have something he could work on while the girls do their homework/workbook. Our girls use the same workbooks.
Jennah W on Apr 30, 2020
Kindergarten teacher's recommends
SANGWOO H on Apr 30, 2020
This program was highly recommended by a friend who used this program to teach her daughter to read.
Rachel S on Apr 29, 2020
Kathleen F on Apr 15, 2020
Recommended by my child's Montessori preschool teacher to work on at home.
Michelle M on Apr 15, 2020
Same as above.
Earle F on Apr 11, 2020
I used to work for the publisher of Primary Phonics. This is a great series for teaching early reading skills. My Kindergartener is home due to COVID-19 and I don't want her to fall behind in reading.
Sarah C on Apr 2, 2020
Have been using for 20+ years and have not found a system that I like to use better
Jodi M on Feb 25, 2020
I loved Primary Phonics when my older daughter was in kindergarten. I'm buying it again for my younger daughter.
Michelle S on Feb 21, 2020
I ordered this workbook because I believe it will help my students lay a secure foundation with the matching phonic book they are reading.
Octavia W on Oct 12, 2019
recommended by school learning specialist
caroline B on Sep 14, 2019
In preparation for helping my Grandson learn to read.
Terry C on Aug 29, 2019
I'd like this to be a companion to the Primary Phonic 1 Storybooks.
Heather N on Aug 26, 2019
These books worked great for my son :)
Carrie H on May 18, 2019
dyslexic therapy
jodie h on Mar 2, 2019
To help my son work independently.
Melissa D on Nov 25, 2018
I have the readers that go with this and wanted to check out the workbook.
Jason F on Oct 15, 2018
Used them for years in my classroom.
Maureen B on Sep 3, 2023
This is what we use
DORI R on Feb 27, 2023
is this paperback?
A shopper on Aug 11, 2023
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It is thick laminated type paper for the cover and should probably last for the amount of time the child uses the book. I’ve used them for years and they have done great.
I used this program many years ago. It doesn't look as if they have updated any of the pictures since I used it back 30 years ago. Have the removed the pictures and words for gun, dam, the man smoking the pipe, pipe etc?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2021
BEST ANSWER: It’s updated and the book is delightful
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Primary phonics workbooks.
these work books stand the test of time. I have used them for many years. I needed remedial work this year, I was glad to see the are still being published. Using the readers and workbooks together is a more complete use of the pages. . Bur the workbooks can stand alone.
November 22, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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May 15, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I chose this program for my strong willed independent childHe taught himself the basics of reading but was resistant to being taught anymore than he already knew He wanted to learn to do it himselfI remember choosing this program because the catalog described it as being student led It has been a great fit for us He is able to do most of the work on his own I listen to him read the readers and I go over any mistakes that he has made in the workbook I am very glad we chose this because my sons reading ability has soared since using itThis is a very complete phonics program It is well suited for my independent learner but I really feel that it would work for all types of learners My first son struggled with phonics and I would have loved to find such a well rounded program then I used a combination of different things to accomplish what this has in one programThe three parts of the program work well with each other The lessons really go smoothly The main teaching is done in the workbooks The readers reinforce what the student has learned and the comprehension books check the kids understanding of what they have read I would not do one part of the program without the others We started using this before the teachers guides came out We haven't needed them but I think they would be very useful if you were teaching phonics for the first time The workbooks are very self explanatory but they do not give any written instruction Overall I love this program! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a workbook based phonics program
March 18, 2009

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