The most enjoyable way to learn to read is by reading. Yet children get the best start in reading if they are taught phonics, according to the recent National Reading Panel Report from the National Institutes of Health. Learning phonics helps children understand the relationship between letters and sounds and 'break the code' that links the words they hear with the words they see in print. For beginning readers or older children who are having difficulty learning to read, Right Into Reading combines the best of both worlds: a solid foundation in basic phonics sounds and a wide variety of readings from the earliest level. Book 1 covers short vowels, blends, syllables, and long vowels. Right Into Reading introduces phonics skills in a carefully ordered sequence of 'bite-size' lessons so that students can progress easily and successfully from one reading level to the next. The stories and selections are unusually diverse. At the same time, they contain only the phonics sounds that have been taught. This means that students can fully concentrate on understanding and enjoying what they are reading.