Saxon Phonics 2 is a success oriented program that sequentially builds upon a student's prior knowledge. Each new concept is introduced in managable portions and reviewed daily for maximum retention, helping children become increasingly confident readers. This kit includes a completely scripted, spiral-bound (781 page) Home Study Teacher's Manual that covers each lesson step-by-step, from instructions to activities and questions; this accompanies the two tablet style, three-ring-punched student workbooks. A Literature Extension guide is based upon a core reading list that helps with comprehension and analysis. Interactive teaching tools include review decks, kid cards, rule book, phonics CD, and DVD instruction guide. An alphabet strip, irregular spelling book and mini-coloring storybooks are also included. All books are softcover.