1st Grade Learn to Read – Level 5
Addition and subtraction are simple when you're using your favorite toys and friends! This enchanting 8-book collection also features the fun adventures of Cat and Dog, who learn about making good choices, and Mr. Mouse, who makes applesauce.
The 1st Grade Learn to Read set gives your child the tools to be a successful reader! The enjoyable and motivating materials in this set are perfect for stepping into all the fun in the Learn to Read Kids Club program. Purchase the 1st Grade Learn to Read set for your own child or as a gift for another special child in your life. This set is perfect for use during spring or winter break, on vacation, or to supplement monthly at-home reading requirements from your child’s classroom teacher. Children will love the compact storage box that encourages them to store and access their own Learn to Read Kids Club materials!
- Eight fun and engaging books that feature easy-to-read stories, rhymes, and songs that engage your child’s attention and nurture reading development
- A handy parent guide that provides guidance, support, and vital tips to help you enhance your child’s reading development
- Two companion workbooks that expand upon the themes in each story, providing additional practice and reinforcement of the skills featured in each book
- A reading reward chart and corresponding stickers that your child can use to track his or her reading accomplishments
This is a skills-based program that combines real reading with targeted instruction in phonics, sight word recognition, vocabulary, and comprehension.
How it Works
These books—paired with the expertly developed workbooks and parent guides—create a well-rounded reading experience that kids and parents will connect with and enjoy. This critical combination leads to a confident transition from being a nonreader to becoming a successful early reader. More details...
|Easy-to-read text||introduces and reinforces vocabulary|
|Predictable, repetitive story lines||provide ultimate support in developing reading strategies and building confidence for your early reader|
|Illustrations that closely match the text||support word identification and boost comprehension|
|Lovable, humorous, and engaging characters||help kids connect with and enjoy reading stories|
|Math, Science and Social Studies themes||help children build learning in other subject areas while they are learning to read, delivering more bang for your buck!|
Each parent guide provides guidance, support, and vital tips to help you teach your child to learn to read. Some of the key features of the parent guide are outlined below:
|Skills Guide||allows you to easily identify the sight words, phonics skills, targeted vocabulary and related learning skills in each book|
|Discussion Questions||support children’s reading efforts and comprehension by providing helpful pre- and/or post-reading discussion tips|
|Extension Ideas||offer meaningful, fun, hands-on activities that support and extend each story and enable children to deepen their reading enjoyment, language development, and comprehension|
The Learn to Read companion workbook reinforces the skills introduced in each Learn to Read book. For each storybook, you will find the following:
- Four skill pages, color-coded and labeled for easy reference
- A mini-book bookmaking activity
- A handy, easy-to-read answer key
Sight Words—Allows students to practice reading and writing sight words found in the story as well as other commonly used sight words.
Phonics—Provides practice with the phonics skills introduced in each story, such as reading and writing words with blends, short and long vowels, and word families.
Vocabulary—Reinforces content-based and high-frequency vocabulary words found in each story.
Skill—Allows students to develop an understanding of other important language arts concepts, such as compound words, opposites, contractions, spelling patterns, and more. Each skill page also extends the content learning reflected in the story.
Mini-Book Activity Page:
Activity—Allows students to create their own personal mini-books to practice phrasing and fluency. Each mini-book reinforces the content and skills presented in the corresponding Learn to Read story.
Reading Reward Chart and Corresponding Stickers
Boost your child's reading confidence by awarding a colorful sticker for each book read. As your child completes a story, allow him or her to place a sticker on the reading reward chart. Display the chart prominently, and encourage your child to take pride in each reading accomplishment!
Each story introduces fundamental skills your child must develop when learning to read. Those skills include the following:
- Phonics—connects the sounds of language to the written symbols that represent them. Phonics instruction helps children learn the relationships and begin to understand the alphabetic principle—the predictable patterns of written letters and spoken sounds.
- Sight Words—typical words children encounter frequently in reading and writing. While students are learning words daily, sight words can be more difficult for them to retain since these words do not always follow letter-sound relationships. In order for children to retain a difficult word, they need many opportunities to experience and manipulate it.
- Vocabulary Words—children expand their vocabulary indirectly in three ways: through active conversation, through listening to literature that is read to them, and through their own independent reading. The more talking, listening, and reading they do, the larger their vocabulary. The stories in this set introduce and reinforce vocabulary words through repetition and reinforcement.
The readers also provide a related learning skill that children need in their daily life and overall development.
Samples & More
Curious about what's inside the kit? Flip page by page in each of the books and take a peek into the workbook and parent guide, simply by clicking on the images below:
These hands-on activities are perfect for reinforcing the reading skills your child is developing with the Learn to Read Kids Club products. Most of the supplies you will need for the projects are common household items or can be downloaded here. Learn how to make a mini-book, a word wallet, and more! Click here to access your free activities.