Ready to Read is a full kindergarten-grade 1 program that includes all of your subjects blended with a full phonics program that is strategically skill based rather than age. With the unique design of this program, you can place your child exactly where they need the help in their journey to reading fluency, regardless of their age!
This 9 week book is 2 of 4 to come in our full year Ready to Read program! You will also need the Student Book with its daily worksheets that correspond with the Teacher's Guide's short, daily lessons. The rest of the series is anticipated to be launched from now until early 2021.
Our second book in the series is called At the Pond and focuses on the insects, plants, and animals that call this habitat their home... this unit is absolutely stunning! We have amazing custom illustrations all throughout this book that will pull you in keep your kids hungry for more!
This purchase will provide you with the Teacher's Guide for Ready to Read Book 2.
Theme: At the Pond
Number of weeks included in each book: 9 weeks (36 weeks total with all 4 books)
Number of pages: About 74 in the Teacher's Guide.
Books 1 and 2:
Students are focusing on three-letter words and more simple letter blends to make reading more fluent and focusing on speed and mastery. These are called CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant) and would be appropriate for around kindergarten to Grade 1, depending on the child and their development. Book 2 will begin to bridge into the next level or reading.
Students are focusing on four-letter words and beginning to focus on changing sounds of letters as well as exceptions. These are called CVCV words (consonant, vowel, consonant, vowel, such as bake) and would be appropriate for around kindergarten to Grade 1, depending on the child's development and the goals of the family.
Students are focusing on four-letter words, compound words, and how vowels can combine to make digraphs (new sounds). These are called CVVC words (consonant, vowel, vowel, consonant, such as bear) and would be appropriate for around kindergarten to Grade 1, depending on the child's development and the goals of the family.
Check out our full printed expansion pack which includes posters, a clock, a calendar, the place value shapes, Spooner Bucks (our own made-up currency to teach the concept of money with a global mindset) and more all in full stunning color. Available print only here.
Check out our card stock practice pack. These are large flashcards with a focus on phonics, handwriting, and spelling. They use the same words that are taught in the student book to reinforce phonics rules that are taught. They have a place to trace it, write it, and read and use it in a sentence. We recommend hole punching the upper left and putting them on a ring. These are tons of fun, in full color, and available in print only here.
Every week we put together a mini book to go along with the words your child has been learning. These are included as cut outs in your Ice and Snow student workbook. However, due to popular request, we now also offer them in full color, fully assembled. We print them, cut them, staple them, and shrink wrap them so they are ready to go with your unit! Just open and read! Available in print only here.
How to place my kids:
- If you point to any letter of the alphabet in any order, can your child name the letter without hesitation?
- If you repeat the same exercise, can they say the primary sound of each letter (at least 80% of the time without hesitation)?
- If you point to any number from 1-10 can your child name it and do they know what that represents?
- Can your child count from 1-20?
YES! If you answered yes to all of the questions above, then your child is ready for Burrows and Holes!
NO: If you answered no to some of these, you'll want to start somewhere in our Letters and Numbers series.
This sounds too easy: IF your child is already reading three letter words, we recommend waiting and starting with book 2 or 3 of Ready to Read, which will be more advanced reading and help transition from early reading to grade 1 level reading so they are ready for early reader in our full units.
What about our Pre-Reader in the units?
Our Pre-Reader has now become more of an activity pack to go along with the lessons. If you were doing a full unit, you would simply add those two pages along to your student notebook and do it together to tie the lessons into the unit you are learning about as a family! Easy!