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.


Primary Subject
Phonics
Grade Start
K
Grade End
4
Format
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Brand Name
Educators Publishing Service
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I have used these for years and love them
Melissa Z on Sep 16, 2020
I teach my son phonics at home and friends recommend these sets of storybook to me.
Li L on Aug 31, 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
Elementary
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
This set was specifically requested by my child's Montessori teacher!
gina g on Nov 21, 2016
Great for beginning readers
Kelly T on Nov 9, 2016
I have worked with children with these books back in the States. Now, I am going to work with children with these books in Singapore.
Catherine L on May 1, 2016
These books works! I am a certified Orton Gillingham reading therapist. My old set is getting shabby.
Elsa P on Mar 14, 2016
I find these books helpful when tutoring.
Joseph P on Mar 10, 2016
love these books! they really help students practice their decoding skills.
jessica k on Sep 2, 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
Are these reading books or workbooks?
User on Feb 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They are books. They solidify the concepts learned in the workbooks. After a certain concept is learned, such as short vowels, the workbook then prompts the student to read the corresponding book. The books can be stand alone reading material, but compliment the workbooks nicely.
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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
Purchased
4 months ago
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.
S.
April 8, 2020
Purchased
6 months ago
Great books for beginners
November 21, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
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
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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
Purchased
over 4 years ago


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