Alphabet Series Volume 2 Starter Set

Alphabet Series Volume 2 Starter Set

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Item #: 055727
ISBN: 9780838887523
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 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.

Publisher Description:

This second volume of 18 vocabulary controlled selections by Frances Bloom, Mary Geiger, and others 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 2 storybooks correspond to the second 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
9780838887523
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Educators Publishing Service
Weight
1.8937 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 5.75" x 2.0"
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I'm a huge Recipe for Reading fan! I'm excited to add these books to my teaching!
Luanne F on Aug 9, 2022
Summer reading camp
Susannah H on Jun 8, 2022
I'm a huge Recipe for Reading fan! I'm excited to add these books to my teaching!
Luanne F on Aug 9, 2022
This is part of our Wild Reading level 2 curriculum. Excited to try these out!
Sarah C on Aug 5, 2022
Summer reading camp
Susannah H on Jun 8, 2022
I have set 1 and they correlate with the Recipe for Reading book that I am using to support Orton Gillingham instruction.
Shannon C on Jan 6, 2022
1st Grade Teacher requested
Tina M on Nov 18, 2021
To allow my student to read connected text that will correspond to lessons we are learning in Recipe for Reading.
Julia P on Nov 15, 2021
I have Volume 1 and the books have been so helpful in teaching reading. I know the second volume will continue to build on the previous books to build knowledge/skills for my students.
Shelly H on Nov 13, 2021
Recipe for Reading is an amazingly straight forward program for teaching students with dyslexia to read.
Kara W on Nov 12, 2021
moving to decodable texts to align with Science of Reading
Jacki A on Sep 27, 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
This is an excellent series to help new and struggling readers alike. I have used the first Volume with great success and want to expand to the second volume.
Maryse R on Jul 12, 2021
I've used the alphabet readers in conjunction with Wilson Reading System and also with Recipe for Reading. They were excellent resources. This time I'm ordering them for my precocious granddaughter who is almost done with volume 1 and just turned 4. I did like the older version better though.
Bernard O on Nov 19, 2020
After trying another reading program, my daughter loved the Alphabet Series Vol. 1 books. Now she's at the end of that set, and so we are continuing with the 2nd volume. She has made a lot of improvement so far this year.
Lori Ann M on Nov 13, 2020
went with the recipe for reading
Trey J on Oct 28, 2020
goes with the reading intervention we are conducting in class
Amanda C on Sep 21, 2020
Cheapest available online
Elizabeth B on Sep 19, 2020
I worked with this series years ago and enjoy the ease of explanation and positive response from children. Other programs may have the same theoretical framework , but this program is easy to teach; the stories are short and provide practice and vocabulary growth. <br />I prefer the simplicity of presentation and minimum "commercial" lessons , worksheets, etc. I build my own explanations and lessons depending on the needs of each child.
Kathi S on Aug 5, 2020
To help the students that I tutor
nancy k on Aug 3, 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 have been looking for good, decodable texts for struggling readers. These texts have been mentioned in Orton-Gilingham trainings as well as by teachers in a Science of Reading online forum.
Elizabeth E on Jun 5, 2020
To help my grandson read better.
Betty on Apr 12, 2020
I wish to use it in conjunction with Recipe for Reading program.
Shana L on Mar 29, 2020
These books help students read with confidence, since they are only given words which were already taught according to the Recipe for Reading program. My students love reading these!
Libby R on Jan 28, 2020
classroom use
Melody B on Oct 18, 2019
These books are a great way to practice concepts the students are learning.
Dana C on Oct 4, 2019
The school requires it
Rossella B on Aug 12, 2019
I know controlled readers are a great way to help students practice fluency and build confidence!
Colleen F on Aug 8, 2019
They are great beginning readers!!!
Lisa W on Feb 11, 2019
Teacher Requested this for a grant. She is a K-6 reading specialist.
Leigh H on Dec 30, 2018
Compatible with Orton Gillingham Instruction
Christine L on Nov 29, 2018
Teaches kids to read based on a systematic way of how words are put together.
Jennifer P on Nov 9, 2018
Teaching OG this year, need stories
Paul D on Oct 29, 2018
I selected this item because it allows my students to practice targeted letter-sounds.
Yolanda R on Aug 23, 2018
My child will be using it in his classroom.
Trina A on Jul 17, 2018
I am actually looking for more practice with the Primary Phonics series. I know this curriculum is published by the same people.
Elizabeth B on Apr 8, 2018
Too use for tutoring with the Orton-Gillingham program,
Beth K on Jan 10, 2018
Using OG program would like students to be able to practice reading based on lesson learned
Chelsea Y on Jan 6, 2018
Im teaching students students how to read
Marlene N on Jan 5, 2018
Good reviews and also recommended by teachers.
velvet w on Nov 27, 2017
School told us to buy them.
Anthony C on Oct 12, 2017
I am working with a student using the OG reading approach .
Carol B on Sep 20, 2017
I have the first set of these, but am now working with older kids so these are just what I needed.
Melissa H on Sep 6, 2017
Hoping to supplement my Orton Gillingham based instruction
Leslie B on May 11, 2017
recommended
Elyse Q on May 1, 2017
Special education teacher of students with dyslexia
Kim L on Apr 17, 2017
I am using Recipe for Reading as a Tier II/III Reading Intervention Program at my place of employment. The readers will be a nice addition to the program.
Jen G on Apr 4, 2017
I chose all items because I am currently completing my Practicum for the IMSE Orton Gillingham Program.
Maria S on Mar 26, 2017
It is part of our homeschool curriculum.
Amy E on Mar 13, 2017
They correspond with Touch phonics program
Gabrielle P on Jan 27, 2017
Hopefully this will make teaching OG much easier!
Stephanie C on Jan 3, 2017
This is part of our Wild Reading level 2 curriculum. Excited to try these out!
Sarah C on Aug 5, 2022
I have set 1 and they correlate with the Recipe for Reading book that I am using to support Orton Gillingham instruction.
Shannon C on Jan 6, 2022
Do you have these books digitally. I need them for my virtual students and already have hard copies?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We only have them in print.
Does it come with only one copy of each book?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: That's correct. You get exactly what's shown in the picture: One copy each of books 19 (initial consonant blends) to 36 (ing as an ending). Books are 18-24 pages long, so they're worth more than your typical 8-page phonics readers.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great product.
November 10, 2021
Purchased
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Alphabet Series
An excellent resource especially for struggling readers. Written in a logical manner that builds skill and confidence with each story. Have seen my students succeed and in an enjoyable manner. Thank you to the authors, well done!
August 17, 2021
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best price I found
I use with the OG book Recipe For Reading. It correlates well with the sequence of instruction.
October 20, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Books
These are wonderful books to go with Orton Gillingham!
March 14, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
These are great so far. Some colored pictures would be nice for visual learners. The stories are cute.
January 18, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago


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