This workbook is Book 6 in the Starting Comprehension: Starting Phoneticallystrand. 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 6 introduces vowel digraphs; 'igh' words; r-controlled vowels; phonetic approximations; two- and three-syllable phonetically predictable words; compound words; inflectioned words; the inflections/suffixes 'en,' 'er,' 'est,' 'ful,' 'ies'/'ied,' 'ly'; and some sight words such as 'been,' 'idea,' and 'who.' 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). Grades 1-2.