WELCOME TO READING

In just 10 days, your child will be reading simple stories.

UNIT 1 IS FREE! 

This is the Teaching Guide for Unit 1. 

Page 1 is a quick reference guide to what your child will learn in unit 1. 

Pages 2-4 have suggestions for extra daily activities.

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Unit 1 Teaching Guide

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WEEK 1 – LETTER SOUNDS & SIGHT WORDS

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Reading Lesson 1


Lesson 1 – Introduce the Letter Sounds and the Sight Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the flashcards and cut them out.  Use them to practice the letter sounds and sight words a few times each day.

Print the worksheet for your child.

Reading Lesson 2


Lesson 2 – Practice the Letter Sounds and the Sight Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the worksheet for your child.

Keep practicing with the flashcards.

Reading Lesson 3


Lesson 3 – Practice the Letter Sounds and the Sight Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the worksheet for your child.

Keep practicing with the flashcards.

Reading Lesson 4


Lesson 4 – Review the Letter Sounds and the Sight Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the quiz for your child.

Keep practicing with the flashcards.

If your child knows the letter sounds well, go to lesson 5.  If not, keep practicing.

Reading Lesson 5


Lesson 5 – Introduce Phonics – How to Sound Out Words.

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.  Phonics is a way to read words by “singing” each letter sound and blending the sounds together to say the word.

Print the flashcards and cut them out.

Keep practicing with the letter sound and sight word flashcards.



WEEK 2 – PHONICS & READING

Reading Lesson 6


Lesson 6 – Sound Out Some More Words

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page 1.

Print the game (page 2).  Cut out the game cards and play the game with your child to practice reading sight words and phonetic words.

Reading Lesson 7


Lesson 7 – Sound Out Names

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.  Remind your child that names begin with a capital letter.

Print the worksheet for your child.

Keep practicing with the flashcards.

Reading Lesson 8


Lesson 8 – Read Sentences

Encourage your child to follow along as you read the instructions on page one.

Print the sentence strips.  Cut them out.  Use them to help your child practice reading.

Reading Lesson 9


Lesson 9 – Read Some More Sentences

Encourage your child to read each sentence on page 1.

Print the reading worksheet for your child.

Reading Lesson 10

Lesson 10 – Read, Read, Read!

There are 8 different stories your child can read, over and over again, to anyone who will listen.



READING EXTRAS

Reading extras includes:

8 comic strips your child will be able to read.

An eight page storybook for your child to read at the end of the unit.

Click on an image below to view or print the comics or storybook.

Comics for Beginning Readers
Storybook for Beginning Readers

Once your child has finished Unit 1 – it’s time to go to Unit 2-THE PARK. THE PARK has similar activities, but the worksheets and games have a park theme. Your child will learn 4 more sight words and 4 new letter sounds. Click the button below to go to Unit 2. HAVE FUN!

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