Primary Phonics Workbook 2

Primary Phonics Workbook 2

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Item #: 012441
ISBN: 9780838805503
Grades: K-2

Product Description:

Workbook 2: Long vowels a, i, o, u and vowel digraphs ie, oe, ee, oa, ai, ea, ee.

Publisher Description:

Workbook 2 reviews the sounds learned in earlier the Consonant Book and Workbook 1 and introduces the long vowels a, i, o, u and the vowel digraphs ie, oe, ee, oa, ai, and ea. The activities are similar to those used to teach short vowels in Workbook 1, except that four-letter words with silent-e and four-letter words with vowel digraphs are included. Discrimination between sounds is emphasized.

Also available: Storybooks 2 are decodable stories that allow students to apply the skills taught in Workbook 2 to connected text. More Workbook 2 and Storybooks 2A provide additional practice with the skills covered in Workbook 2.

Skills Addressed

  • Silent-e
  • Vowel digraphs (ie, oe, ee, oa, ai, ea)
  • Sight words
  • Sentence construction
  • Short vowel review

Category Description for Primary Phonics Core Program - Level 2:

Level 2 reviews short vowels and teaches silent-e, vowel digraphs (ie, oe, ee, oa, ai, ea), sight words, and 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.

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Print, Other
Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
Series Title
Primary Phonics Ser.
Elementary/High School
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Educators Publishing Service
0.4 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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recommended on my reading program from Heron Books
Niki L on Apr 22, 2022
To help our kindergarteners to get ready for 1st grade.
Michelle H on Aug 10, 2021
recommended on my reading program from Heron Books
Niki L on Apr 22, 2022
She does Workbook 1 without complaint..and likes the books that come with it...she read the books over and over. This was the next one after it.
Ariel F on Sep 13, 2021
To help our kindergarteners to get ready for 1st grade.
Michelle H on Aug 10, 2021
have used this series for over 30 years and still love it
sara k on Nov 12, 2020
Older one used this in school and it helped her in reading and handwriting.
Sonia S on Oct 5, 2020
Required for FreedomProject Academy. We love it.
Jennifer N on Jul 25, 2020
Great way to practice phonics.
User on Jul 23, 2020
alison f on May 27, 2020
past use
Dawn M on May 19, 2020
recommended by a great teacher
Ryan M on May 18, 2020
These are the same workbooks used in my child's kindergarten class and are a wonder learning tool/resource. Purchased for my pre-schooler who will enter K this upcoming academic year.
Mitchell M on May 7, 2020
Kindergarten teacher's recommends
SANGWOO H on Apr 30, 2020
Recommended by my daughters teacher.
Christopher K on Apr 24, 2020
Kathleen F on Apr 15, 2020
My wife is a former K teacher & used your workbooks for years. She now wants them for our 6 year old grandson.
Earle F on Apr 11, 2020
My students
Priscilla Y on Mar 20, 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
I love this series. It is the best I have used for my challenged readers.
Betty G on Sep 17, 2019
Previous home school mother Marlene Schueler
Susana Z on Aug 28, 2019
dyslexic therapy
jodie h on Mar 2, 2019
I love the content and my son loves the artwork. Workbook K and 1 were great so here we go!
Amanda L on Oct 8, 2018
Need this to help children develop more skills
Valerie L I on Jul 27, 2018
I tutor and the workbooks are a good supplement.
Rhea G on May 8, 2018
see above
Shayna H on Mar 9, 2018
Its a good program for early readers.
jayashree b on Mar 3, 2018
for my 4 and 6 year old kid. These books a very good and easy to learn
surie m on Feb 28, 2018
Looks simple and easy to use
Caroline T on Feb 27, 2018
This is an excellent phonics workbook for k-1. Repetition of the basics is a key at this stage for developing good readers. This workbook (along with it's counterparts) deliver just that.
allison s on Jan 24, 2018
Saw it on the Freedom Academy Project book list.
Jenna W on Jan 18, 2018
Our daughter's Kindergarten teacher recommended these books.
Stephanie T on Nov 27, 2017
Great price compared to other sites. Private schools are using these books in Kindergarten.
Bannan N on Sep 16, 2017
A private school was using these items to teach children
thu van c on Sep 14, 2017
School Requirement
Diego R on Jul 7, 2017
This is a great program and I used it with a couple of my kids. The readers that go along with the workbooks are a must and are easy to read. It is a very basic program, but my little ones loved it!
Ed W on Apr 25, 2017
I am a special education teacher and primary phonics is a great intervention tool.
Mary T on Mar 3, 2017
for school use.
Wang C on Oct 22, 2016
I have been using these books for years and they are really good for preschoolers.
Srini A on Oct 18, 2016
student requested it
Richard T on Jun 1, 2016
From using many workbooks this books actually flows from one page to another
User on Apr 25, 2016
real good work books
srini a on Mar 16, 2016
My son completed the first workbook. School does not have any in stock.
George M on Feb 9, 2016
My daughter likes hands on activities. I'm hoping this is a good fit for her. Will review after using. We are using this without the reading and comprehension books.
Matthew G on Dec 16, 2015
"Systematic way for students to move through the learning process at their own pace."
Robin H on Oct 30, 2015
She does Workbook 1 without complaint..and likes the books that come with it...she read the books over and over. This was the next one after it.
Ariel F on Sep 13, 2021
have used this series for over 30 years and still love it
sara k on Nov 12, 2020
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I love these resources. I ordered the books at the same time over a month ago and have yet to receive them. We are halfway finished with the lesson.
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