Learn to read with the young chickens Molly and Joe—two wide-eyed early readers who are full of curiosity, mischief, and mirth. (Plus, in this M edition, adorable and funny additional characters like the mare, monkeys, medieval mice, and a mermaid!)
Rich language and amusing illustrations combine with strategies that address how the brain remembers best: pattern, repetition, visual novelty, and multi-sensory experiences.
Children demonstrate six reading stages, from zero to five (print awareness to analysis and reasoning). This multi-level Reader serves stages zero to two: print awareness, sound and letter pairing, and automatic reading. (We suggest using from birth to about age 7.)
Use the Reader to read for pleasure; then teach the letter b; then teach or reinforce other sound/letter relationships, high-frequency words, new vocabulary, and writing.
Remember that stage two learners benefit from repeated experience with the same texts and materials, until reading is automatic.
Simple games with cut-out materials (all reusable) and activities are included within, to make the necessary repetition easy and fun. Look for Color & Trace Pages, Merry-Go-Round Matching, Story Cards (for Matching, Story Train, Partners in Rhyme, and Story Challenge games), Letter Dress-Up Cards, and Sentence Builders!
Want more activities, plus extra materials that extend the learning in this title? See Literacy Extras.
Sound/Letter/Letter Group Relationships Included in this title
/m/ as in mare
/n/ as in nose
/r/ as in rice
/s/ as in sun
/t/ as in toast
/ak/ as in make
/ch/ as in march
/d/ as in day
/p/ as in camp
/sh/ as in shells
/tr/ as in travels
/w/ as in with
/z/ as in shells