First Start Reading covers consonants, short vowels, 45 common words, and manuscript printing, accompanied by artist-drawn coloring pictures and drawing pages for every letter. Your child will begin reading in the very first lesson as he progresses through three student books and twentyfive phonetic stories, such as "Hogs and Pigs" and "Jog to the Jet." A Teacher Manual guides you through the program and provides helpful assessments and teaching tips.
Here is a balanced, age-appropriate approach to phonics and reading with a serious focus on correct pencil grip and letter formation.
This program uses the traditional (vowel-consonant) approach combined with word families.
Mastery of the short vowels is given a high priority with lots of practice in this are.
This set includes the Student Books A, B, and C and D.