This workbook is Book 5 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 5 introduces consonant blends and digraphs, including '-le' and silent letters; modified short vowels (e.g., push, wash); two-syllable (VCCV) words and compound words (containing known sight words); phonetic contractions; the titles 'Miss,' 'Mr.,' 'Mrs.,' 'Ms.'; and some sight words such as 'again,' 'begin,' and 'there.' Questions will have students responding to questions on the semantic, literal, inferential, and organizational levels. 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).