Item description for Storybooks 2 Starter Set
(Primary Phonics) by Educators Publishing Service...
Storybooks 2 includes 10 decodable storybooks that feature the concepts introduced in Workbook 2 and only contain previously taught phonetic concepts.
* Each book is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
* Approximately 16 pages.
* All books feature engaging black and white illustrations
* Lively contemporary themes
* Inside covers which clearly list phonetic concepts and sight words
Titles in Set 2 include:
- Mac Gets Well
- The Big Game
- The Joke
- The Cake
- The Bee
- The Goat
- The Seal
- Hide and Seek
- The Fire
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Studio: Educators Pub Service
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Educators Publishing Service
Grade Level Grade School
Series Primary Phonics
ISBN 0838885519 ISBN13 9780838885512
Reviews - What do customers think about Storybooks 2 Starter Set
Primary Phonics: Set 2 is OUTSTANDING!!! Mar 30, 2000
Primary Phonics is a series of books designed to teach children to read. Each book contains a different, positive story and each is 16 pages long. The approach of this series is simple, yet profound: If you teach a child the sounds of the letters in words, then a child can sound out most words himself.
Most beginning reading books start introducing long complicated words, such as "while", "please" and "said" earlier than most children can read them. The theory, is that the children learn these as "sight" words. The problem comes, when a child has too many "sight" words to try and remember. The Primary Phonics readers (set 1) start out with only five sight words: "a", "the", "on", "to" and "and". These are listed on the back cover of each book. The rest of the words in the stories (in set one) are three letters or less and in set two, four letters or less. The first book in set one has only two vowel sounds to learn and 13 consonant sounds. As the books progress, more vowel and consonant sounds are added to this base. The method allows the child, as he reads, to learn and remember the sounds of each letter. By the end of set two, the young reader has progressed to seven sight words, 17 vowel and 17 consonant sounds.
These books have been around for many, many years and have taught many people to read. My mother purchased these books when I was a toddler at the recommendation of a private school teacher. I was "reading", these books at the age of three. This year I have been tutoring a family of homeschooled children, who were severely behind in their studies. Many have ADHD and severe dyslexia and have been labeled as "unteachable". I used this series of books for one boy in particular - a nine year old who could barely say his alphabet when he started. Within just two weeks he was soaring and comfortably reading these books.
There are also corresponding "workbooks" that go along with this series. They are a wonderful addition as well. They aren't necessary to teach reading, but can be helpful in learing to write and spell the words. The illustrations and words are the same as those in the readers, but also teach the children to recoginize the color words (yellow, red, etc...). I highly recommend this series to parents and teachers who want to help their children learn this important skill. They can help children of any age level or with any learning disability, read.