This workbook is Book 1 in the Starting Comprehension: Starting Phonetically strand. Designed for students who learn to read most easily through the phonetic-analytic methods, most of the featured vocabulary is structured to promote reading for meaning. Book 1 introduces CVC words with short 'a'; the inflection 's'; possessives with 's; and some sight words such as 'the', 'is', and 'on'. Questions will have students responding to questions on the semantic, literal, inferential, and organizational levels. 96 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Grades PreK-1.
Young children learn to read through phonetic and visual processes; the Starting Comprehension series features exercises based on both of these needs. The two strands in this series reflect the two types of cues that beginning readers may gravitate towards: phonetic cues (letter-sound patterns and phonetic rules) and semantic cues (pictures and word meanings).