This workbook is Book 3 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 3 introduces CVC words with short 'o' and 'e'; the inflections 'ed,' 'es,' 'ing'; the contractions 'can't,' 'let's'; the compound word 'into'; and some sight words such as 'was,' 'said,' and 'they.' 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).