This workbook is Book 4 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 4 introduces long vowels: VCe, open syllable, and 'ild/old' pattern. It also introduces 'all' words; modified short 'o'; the inflection 'y'; contractions with 'I'; the word 'it's'; and some sight words such as 'saw,' 'were,' and 'want.' Questions will have students responding to questions on the semantic, literal, inferential, and organizational levels. 96 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Grades 1-2.
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).