The Materials for Phonics & English 1
Each unit begins with an illustration and activity page that introduces the biblical worldview shaping focus. Colorful, engaging pages extend the guided practice taught in the lesson. The front page reviews related concepts and practices lesson objectives. The back page includes an activity that reinforces the new phonics skill, often in the context of decoding and reading comprehension. The remainder of the page often practices grammar and sentence skills from the lesson. Individual pages are provided for the five steps of the writing process. Worktext pages provide opportunities for formative assessment.
The Workbook provides independent practice for each lesson. The front page practices the main skills taught in the lesson. Most back pages provide a spiral review of previous lessons and may be used for assessment. Back pages also include “Let's Check” pages for summative assessment.
The Teacher Edition includes 180 lessons in six units. Each unit begins with a biblical worldview shaping lesson on one or more of the four language skills. Many lessons include a speaking or listening activity that will create interest in the lesson. Phonics instruction begins with a review that transitions into various activities including phonemic awareness training, word building, word family review, words in the context of sentences, and practice with high-frequency words. English instruction develops grammar and sentence structure skills, strengthening the student's ability to communicate accurately and clearly. Each series of writing lessons guides the student through the five steps of the writing process, gradually releasing responsibility for those steps to the student. The teacher resources section provides print material for instruction, practice, review, writing process support, and assessment.
The Phonics Charts include the phonics characters used to represent the syllable patterns that are the basis for word families. The phonics song charts teach the sound of each vowel and consonant pattern. Word family cards give a systematic review of word families.
The English Charts include teaching charts, sentence puzzle cards, and word cards. These provide visual support for biblical worldview shaping, phonics, English, and writing lessons.