Primary Phonics Complete Storybook Package

Primary Phonics Complete Storybook Package


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Grades: K-4

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.

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Seen others use it
Maggie M on Jun 15, 2021
I have a colleague who uses these books and has great success in early reading.
Christina C on May 18, 2021
Seen others use it
Maggie M on Jun 15, 2021
I've been using this series for years to teach reading and it works well #rrvi
Sharmin Sereta N on Jun 11, 2021
I have a colleague who uses these books and has great success in early reading.
Christina C on May 18, 2021
I'm a special ed teacher
Sharon F on May 5, 2021
I have been using these for 40 years in my Montessori schools.
Jean S on Apr 29, 2021
i love this book and it help me to teach my daughter to read
Dianita S on Apr 9, 2021
I am a Reading Specialist and I use the books for intervention/remediation purposes
Maria Rona Luisa E on Mar 18, 2021
I bought these on the recommendation of a group I follow called the Science of Reading; Things I wish I learned in college. We are moving from balanced literacy to a Science of Reading approach in K-2 classes in my school.
Anita P on Mar 7, 2021
These books were recommended by our 1st grader's Montessori guide.
Joanna F on Mar 5, 2021
It is recommended in the Memoria Press Curriculum.
Denise J on Mar 1, 2021
I believe in the Science of Reading. I wanted great decodable readers for my children and students to practice their reading skills.
CAROLYN M on Feb 27, 2021
These controlled texts are exactly what struggling readers need. This is an incredible price.
Maryann C on Jan 24, 2021
These are decodable - as in my struggling readers can segment the words and re-blend to say the word. The scope and sequence is perfect.
Diana M on Dec 15, 2020
for better beginning..
VIJAYA KUMAR B on Dec 3, 2020
My child liked those in school. It's very important to make reading a positive experience.
Ilija P on Dec 1, 2020
Raghu V on Nov 28, 2020
This is an excellent systematic phonics program, and the stories are fun to read.
Laura R on Oct 27, 2020
Gus S on Oct 21, 2020
I think it will help my students learn and enjoy reading
Chris C on Oct 15, 2020
My young students with Dyslexia enjoy these decodable books. The letter sounds in each level correspond well to the suggested Orton-Gillingham scope and sequence.
Andrea G on Oct 5, 2020
I have used these for years and love them
Melissa Z on Sep 16, 2020
love these books! they really help students practice their decoding skills.
jessica k on Sep 2, 2020
I teach my son phonics at home and friends recommend these sets of storybook to me.
Li L on Aug 31, 2020
When my kids were young 30 year ago I had the Mac and Tab set. Now I have grandchildren being home schooled and I believe it will be beneficial.
Jana C on Aug 28, 2020
Tried and true readers for OG Tutoring
Kerin S on Aug 10, 2020
Teacher recommended.
Donna C on Aug 7, 2020
Recommended by my teacher training program
Emily B on Aug 6, 2020
Recommended by teachers
Jeff G on Jun 4, 2020
Best set of phonics books I know. Please keep them in print!
Robin S on May 18, 2020
My son uses these books at his Montessori school. With the pandemic keeping us at home, I loved that I could get a reading resource he was used to.
Kate A on May 17, 2020
For first time Kindergarten reader
Stephanie A on May 14, 2020
I work at a school
frida o on Apr 28, 2020
recommended by her teacher. Also we are teaching phonics this way and it will be a good complement!
Jennifer P on Apr 24, 2020
These books were being used by my daughter's school before COVID-19, she was doing well with them, and I wanted her to continue to learn through them while being schooled at home.
Catherine N on Apr 23, 2020
Teacher recommended
jyothsna n on Apr 14, 2020
my daughter was reading these books in schools
Michael B on Mar 27, 2020
Recommended by Granddaughter's teacher
Nancy P on Oct 18, 2019
For my kid, to teach her how to read
RAM KUMAR L on Sep 21, 2019
phonic study for my son
jin z on Aug 23, 2019
These books are written to help with understanding the "code" of reading in a phonetic framework. It is a good investment for those learning to read and those with dyslexia.
Susanne S on Jul 18, 2019
I have used these readers in my classroom for over 10 years, successfully. The kids enjoy reading them, and they like seeing themselves progress through the sets. Nice vowel sequence in the beginning and consonant blends and digraphs later on in the set. Comprehensive for beginning readers.
Denise H on May 14, 2019
Ambar C on Feb 5, 2019
School uses this book to practice and learn reading
Arun S on Jan 14, 2019
School has choosen Phonics to learn how to read and my little one need a little more help with reading
Tanya H on Sep 17, 2018
to learn phonics
Tina C on Aug 5, 2018
To aide in phonics and early reading instruction.
Andrea H on May 24, 2018
This set was recommended by my child's teachers to help with his reading.
Leslie G on Apr 11, 2018
My school owns sets of them
Linda B on Mar 15, 2018
excellent series
Jeanine R on Mar 4, 2018
They are the best books that I have found for students who are learning how to read. A gentle progression, simple clean text, builds a perfect foundation for learning how to read (I am a teacher librarian)
Stephanie R on Feb 23, 2018
I've been using this series for years to teach reading and it works well #rrvi
Sharmin Sereta N on Jun 11, 2021
I'm a special ed teacher
Sharon F on May 5, 2021
Does this set include the books in 1a and 2a readers?
michele o on Mar 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The 1a and 2a readers are purchased separately. I bought this pack and added the other two separately.
i would like to buy this set. can you do shipping to Indonesia? and how long it will take to reach Indonesia?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2021
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Primary Phonics Storybooks 1 - 6 Complete Starter Set
I am interested in this set. Is there any info on when they will be available?
A shopper on Jan 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: We expect more mid/late Feb 2021.
Does this set have the workbooks included?
Yvette on Dec 28, 2020
BEST ANSWER: All the books in this set are readers. There are no workbooks included.
Are these reading books or workbooks?
User on Feb 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These are the readers but you can also purchase corresponding workbooks to go with the readers
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent books
March 10, 2021
4 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome :)
Awesome set for my pre readers :)
October 2, 2020
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
My kids absolutely love them!! We read them everyday. Thank you so much.
September 28, 2020
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I am a preschool teacher for last 35 years. This is a very good phonics reading books. I have been using these work books and reading books since last 25 years. Will recommend this to all the pre school teachers. ????????
June 27, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
These books are easy to use, the color-coding levels are convenient, and the stories are humorous and easy to read.
It's worthwhile to purchase these books.
April 8, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great books for beginners
November 21, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Awesome books!
I used these for years in my classroom and the students always enjoyed them. I used these books with my first grade students and watched them grow as readers. Now, as an literacy coach, I am ordering them for my new school!
December 7, 2017
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent set!
I use these phonetically controlled readers with my reading students. The books give them a good boost of self confidence, while practicing fluency. I was pleasantly surprised that the covers are laminated. Also, after shopping around, this was the best price. I would recommend to other reading tutors.
November 3, 2016
over 5 years ago

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