Alphabet Series Volume 1 Starter Set

Alphabet Series Volume 1 Starter Set

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ISBN: 9780838887516
Grades: K-6

Product Description:

The Alphabet Series Readers provide reading practice geared to the phonogram presentation as well as questions designed to cover vocabulary, inferential comprehension, and personal response. Series 1 provide books 1-18 and is used with the first 33 lessons (Workbooks 1-2) covering consonants, short vowels, consonant digraphs, two-syllable compound words, and ff/ll/ss/zz.

Publisher Description:

This volume of 18 vocabulary controlled selections by Frances Bloom, Mary Geiger, et al., enables students to apply their phonics skills in context. The stories, which increase in difficulty as the lessons progress, help students practice target words? and review sounds and sight words. The stories enable emergent and struggling reader to practice skills while they read motivating, engaging stories. The Volume 1 storybooks correspond to the first third of the lessons in the manual.

Category Description for Alphabet Series Readers:

This series of readers provides reading practice geared to an Orton-Gillingham phonogram presentation as well as questions designed to cover vocabulary, inferential comprehension, and personal response. The books are a nice, half-page size with black and white line art drawings. Volume 1 (books 1-18) covers consonants, short vowels, consonant digraphs, two-syllable compound words, and ff/ll/ss/zz. An Audio CD of this level provides a reading of the stories. Volume 2 (books 19-36) covers syllabication, consonant blends, ng/nk endings, syllable division, and magic E. Series 3 (books 37 - 39) covers alternative spellings and pronunciations, three-syllable words, 'schwa,' and affixes. The emphasis of Volume 3 is spelling rules, and it illustrates the relationship between phonics and spelling. These readers are integrated into the Recipe for Reading program but can also be used with other programs or as stand-alone reading practice. ~ Janice




Category Description for Recipe for Reading:

From a publisher you can trust - Educator's Publishing Service (publishers of Explode the Code) - here's a three-year phonics/reading program based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology that won't break the bank. Sound like a win-win? I think so. Targeting struggling readers but useable for all students, the teaching materials were developed for tutors. This means an easy transfer to the homeschool world. If you have a child who is struggling with learning to read - or who you suspect might be dyslexic, this is definitely a program to consider. If you just want a good, solid phonics/reading program, this is also one to consider.

Absolutely essential (reading the manual in its entirety before starting is emphasized), the Teacher's Manual provides an overview of the program as well as lessons for each of the 67 sounds that make up this program. There are 97 lessons which cover the sounds plus additional lessons for various syllabication rules, prefixes, and suffixes as well as review. Although there are sample scripted lessons, individual lessons are not scripted, but they are carefully laid out and coordinated with both the workbooks and the readers. Appendices include a Pretest, Syllabication Overview, a list of Prefixes/Roots/Suffixes, Cursive models and a glossary.

The black and white Workbooks provide review and reinforcement activities, usually several pages for each sound. While not glitzy by anybody's definition, they are clean-cut in their appearance. I found that I occasionally was unsure of the meaning of a particular picture but by looking at nearby pages there was usually an activity that made the meaning clear as the picture illustrations are often used several times in a series of workbook pages. For instance, one picture showed a student gluing something with excessive glue that created a mess. The first use didn't give me a lot of clues as to the word associated with the picture but the next page made it perfectly clear that the operative word was blob. There does not appear to be any sort of answer key to the workbooks either in the workbooks themselves or in the TM.

The Alphabet Series Readers provide reading practice geared to the phonogram presentation as well as questions designed to cover vocabulary, inferential comprehension, and personal response. Series 1 provide books 1-18 and is used with the first 33 lessons (Workbooks 1-2) covering consonants, short vowels, consonant digraphs, two-syllable compound words, and ff/ll/ss/zz.. Series 2 (books 19-36) is used with lessons #34 - #78 (Workbooks 3-7) and covers syllabication, consonant blends, ng/nk endings, syllable division, and magic E. The Series 3 books (37 - 39) include lessons #79 - #97 (Workbook 7) and cover alternative spellings and pronunciations, three-syllable words, 'schwa,' and affixes. The emphasis of this level is spelling rules and it illustrates the relationship between phonics and spelling. Handwriting can be included at all levels, and the workbooks provide reinforcement. Cursive writing models are included in the TM.

Other program components include the Sound Cards - 67 small black and white cards (2.75"x4") that feature the sound on the front side and a sample word on the backside - and the Sequence Charts - a pad of 50 copies of the sound presentation sequence designed to be used as a checklist (one per child). This same Sequence Chart is included inside the front cover of the TM. The Affix and Root Cards are 132 cards with color-coded borders: orange for Latin-derived, blue for Greek-derived, and green for Anglo-Saxon. Cards have a prefix, root or suffix on one side and the definition on the other. Lastly, the Lined Writing Paper is specifically designed for use with the program, the pack includes 100 lined sheets - 25 sheets each of paper with these rulings: 1 ½", 1", ¾" and ½".

This program provides the basics and leaves room for you to add creativity. It includes elements that I consider to be important - systematic phonics, lots of reading practice including words and phrases, an emphasis on learning the meaning of words as well as regular comprehension checks - but encourages flexibility, pacing geared to the child, and incorporation of multi-sensory applications. Its focus is on struggling readers and in fact, it's designed to give the child a feeling of success. Workbooks are sequential rather than grade-level and the readers can engage an older child. However, that same sequential presentation means that you could cover the entire program in one year with an on-target student as well as slow it down considerably to match the needs of a struggling student. The TM provides suggestions for scenarios involving both younger and older students. Workbook K is specifically designed for introducing young learners to the program. ~ Janice




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
Phonics
Grade Start
K
Grade End
6
ISBN
9780838887516
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Educators Publishing Service
Weight
1.7 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.5" x 1.75"
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Compliments the Recipe for Reading program
Daniel M on Jun 29, 2022
Summer reading camp
Susannah H on Jun 8, 2022
Compliments the Recipe for Reading program
Daniel M on Jun 29, 2022
It was recommended in my curriculum
mstone24 on Jun 22, 2022
Summer reading camp
Susannah H on Jun 8, 2022
Request from our Title 1 teacher
Cheryl M on Apr 8, 2022
My students will feel successful as the learn to read these books!
Shardohn M on Mar 20, 2022
As a special education teacher, these books have controlled phonics concepts that help my students feel successful and learn with confidence.
Lynda M on Jan 1, 2022
moving to decodable texts to align with Science of Reading
Jacki A on Sep 27, 2021
Teacher recommended for struggling readers in her class.
Ka'ipolani B on Sep 10, 2021
A tutor is using with another grandchild.
Miriam B on Sep 9, 2021
I use the Recipe for Reading sequence with my OG training through IMSE and wanted more decodable text that follows that sequence for my students.
Amber K on Aug 31, 2021
I am using the Recipe for Reading structured literacy in my reading instruction. (manual and workbooks). I am purchasing the readers to supplement this instruction.
Helen Y on Aug 22, 2021
I've used these books with all of my older kiddos when they learned to read. I thought they were out of print. So, I was delighted to find them again to use with my youngest kiddos!
Joel M on Jul 30, 2021
Works very well for my tutoring students who are early readers and need a lot of phonics support.
Karen S on May 20, 2021
I have been using Recipe for reading teacher's manual and this are the readers that goes with it.
Carmen J on May 18, 2021
Excellent resource based on the science of reading.
SEBRA B on Mar 16, 2021
Went with the recipe for reading
Trey J on Oct 28, 2020
I am looking for some good, decodable readers for struggling students
Elizabeth E on Sep 23, 2020
To complete curriculum for recipe for reading book and workbook.
Jonathan P on Aug 12, 2020
Best price available
Susan R on Jul 31, 2020
I purchased this book set to assist me in teaching and tutoring using the Orton Gillingham model.
Kelsey F on Jul 20, 2020
I love that Recipe for Reading follows the guidelines for the National Reading Program
Betty on Apr 25, 2020
I'm a retired teacher and I have used these with ESL students and LD students. Even with severely controlled vocabulary they are still funny and interesting. I'm buying these for my 3 year old grand daughter who already knows all her letters and letter sounds. And no not because we've been teaching her just exposing her.
Bernard O on Feb 15, 2020
OG Certification
Jordan B on Jan 28, 2020
These area a great decodable reader set for any emergent or early reader. These are especially great if you use the Recipe for Reading book, they go hand in hand.
Emma L on Jan 25, 2020
To use to teach a struggling reader
Melanie R on Jan 5, 2020
I use the recipe for reading curriculum and have been looking for a set of readers!
Emily M on Oct 17, 2019
Phonics help for my special education students.
Sherri V on Oct 17, 2019
They were recommended at an Ongoing Professional Development that I attend on Early Literacy/Reading.
Katrina K on Oct 3, 2019
The school requires it
Rossella B on Aug 12, 2019
I am starting to use the Orton-Gillingham approach to teach phonics and reading skills in my 2nd grade general education classroom!
Colleen F on Aug 8, 2019
They are great decodable books that will help students practice what they have learned!
Dana C on Jul 28, 2019
My son's kindergarten teacher used these books and we loved them. I wanted to have a set for our home.
Melissa K on Jul 13, 2019
I wanted my students to have the most experience with letter sound recognition and use it in context of literature..
Beth K on Apr 15, 2019
Decodable texts are a must for early reading strugglers! <br />Perfect way for them to excel with direct instruction.
Suzanne B on Feb 13, 2019
They are great beginning readers!
Lisa W on Feb 11, 2019
To supplement my OG instruction
Tracy H on Jan 6, 2019
To assist me in using the orton-gillingham method to tutor students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Cheryl S on Jan 5, 2019
to help my chilren read
melissa h. on Dec 29, 2018
Compatible with Orton Gillingham Instruction
Christine L on Nov 29, 2018
Supports IMSE Orton Gillingham and helps all parents teach their kids. Must use Recipe for Reading and the Workbooks, too.
Jennifer P on Nov 9, 2018
I am an Orton Gillingham trained teacher and this series of readers goes with the roll out of phonemes and graphemes that I teach.
Tricia P on Nov 3, 2018
Teaching OG this year, need stories
Paul D on Oct 29, 2018
I'll be using this with the IMSE Orton-Gillingham methodology lessons.
Elizabeth C on Oct 5, 2018
Want to help my daughter learn to read.
Maria M on Sep 19, 2018
My child will be using it in his classroom.
Trina A on Jul 17, 2018
I use Orton Gillingham program that corresponds with Recipe for Reading products
Abby J on Mar 9, 2018
Good series that features specific skill.
Mary M on Mar 7, 2018
I am a private teacher/tutor that teaches children with Dyslexia. I like this series because it coincides with the workbooks and the lessons are phonetically based.
Tracey M on Feb 21, 2018
Using OG program would like students to read based on lesson learned
Chelsea Y on Jan 6, 2018
The series was twenty dollars cheaper than on the official website.
Nini M on Dec 18, 2017
It was recommended in my curriculum
mstone24 on Jun 22, 2022
Request from our Title 1 teacher
Cheryl M on Apr 8, 2022
Are there more than one book per numbered book? For example, I teach small groups and would love for each student to have their own copy of the book when we read it during small group instruction.
A shopper on Jun 7, 2022
BEST ANSWER: You would have to order multiple sets. What is included is just one book per number.
Can I see a sample of the reading book?
Linda A on Jan 1, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Ican't really answer your question because I am a customer. Volume one is a series of vocabulary controlled books, each with a new phonics topic. They are designed to complement the Recipe for Reading program. I am a retired teacher (ESL and Sped) and I have used an earlier version with my students, both with Recipe for Reading and with the Wilson Reading System. I also have a granddaughter who really wanted to read and started using them at age 3. They worked for her as well, Recipe for Reading is an Orton Gillingham based phonics reading program that is quite effective and easy to use. Wilson Reading System is even more effective but one really needs training to use it. Hope this helps
Recipe for Reading Teacher's Manual
Recipe for Reading Teacher's Manual
Are there any characters of color in the books?
A shopper on Dec 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are three in the first set. Kim in “Kim and her Hat”, and Cal in “Jim and Cal”. In book 13, “Fun in the Sun”, there is an unnamed girl and her mom. There are 18 books in Volume 1.
do you know when this item will be back in stock?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We are expecting these in today (8/22) or tomorrow (8/23).
can i reproduce these books to use with students?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe they want them reproduced rather than buying additional books, but I have reproduced them to enlarge them for vision impaired students, and to make them a nightly "take-home" book to read with parents and sign off directly on the outside. Hope this helps.
how many books are contained in this series?
Scarlett on Oct 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I purchased Volume 1 and there were 18 books in this set!
I believe there is a different number in the other Volumes:)
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great product.
November 10, 2021
Purchased
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Truly Decodable Readers
These are great decodable readers. They are aligned with the RFR curriculum, so the first book only uses the first 9 letters students are taught. They get progressively longer in addition to adding more sounds. Any sight words are listed on a pre-reading practice page in the back of the reader, so there’s no need for kids to guess at words. The only thing I don’t like is that they’re not bundled to match where the workbooks end. The last two readers in Volume 1 go with the first two lessons in Workbook 3, but then you need Volume 2 books for the rest of Workbook 3. The review was good practice for my son, though, and it’s cute how characters reoccur.
September 24, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Resource
Excellent resource and they build off of each other!
June 8, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent books for an Orton-Gillingham program.
I was very pleased with the books. Wonderful books for beginning readers especially when you are trying to teach children letter-sound correspondence. Very happy to add these delightful books to my collection.
May 16, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
bring back the old ones
I used the older edition of the Alphabet series for years with ld and ESL students of all ages. In addition to being vocabulary controlled and easy to read, they were quirky and funny. Despite the very low reading level they were interesting even for my older students. The new edition has the same easy to read format with controlled vocabulary but is missing the quirky humor that made the series so wonderful before. Others must agree with me because the prices on-line for used copies of the old series are very high. Bring back the old ones.
March 16, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love these!!!
Wonderful books that you can use with Orton Gillingham!
March 14, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent books to use with the Orton Gillingham program.
October 10, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I really like there is a CD. Now, there should be for Vol 2. These kids struggle with reading, so listening is helpful.
January 26, 2018
Purchased
over 5 years ago


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