A complete phonics and word study program for teachers and kids, this resource provides systematic, intensive phonics support which include items such as photographic clues for easy identification, critical thinking questions, a variety of fun formats, easy to use teaching plans that address the needs of diverse learners. In addition, reading, writing, and spelling connections are also included, along with scope and sequence skills, unit openers, and critical word study strategies. The program has levels K, A, B, C, and D, E & F.
The teacher edition provides multi-modal teaching strategies for working with the various learning styles of students, some curriculum connections, phonemic awareness, as well as suggestions for ESL students. The units contain decoding exercises, a writing activity, a pull-out/takehome book, as well as a short story to increase comprehension skills. Phonics rules are clearly stated with follow-up activities for practice. This program requires minimal teacher preparation time and has worked well in multi-grade classrooms.