This workbook is Book 5 in the Starting Comprehension: Starting Visually strand. Featuring 80 words that are easily remembered (such as 'clock,' 'read,' and 'wagon'), more abstract words are introduced (such as 'day,' 'thank,' and 'want') gradually and in context. Book 5 also introduces the titles 'Mr.,' 'Ms.,' 'Miss,' 'Mrs.'; compound and psuedo-compound words (e.g., forget); and more contractions. Questions will have students responding to questions on the semantic, literal, inferential, and organizational levels; illustrations provide clues, while simple concepts encourage associative thinking. 95 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).