Sam and Friends Phonics Books (eBook)
The 54 Sam and Friends Phonics Books are used as independent and guided practice to reinforce explicit and systematic phonics instruction.
"Just what my struggling middle school and high school readers need!"
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Each illustrated eight-page book focuses on one sound with the most common sound-spelling patterns and two high-utility sight words. The sound-spellings are the same as those used in the Open Court reading program. Pennington Publishing’s reading intervention program, Teaching Reading Strategies, uses the same research-based instructional scope and sequence.
The books are illustrated by master cartoonist, David Rickert. The cartoons are designed to be appreciated by older readers. The teenage characters are multi-ethnic and the stories reinforce positive values and character development. Your students (and parents) will love these fun, heart-warming, and comical stories about the adventures of Sam and his friends: Tom, Kit, and Deb. Oh, and also that crazy dog, Pug.
Additionally, each take home book includes five SCRIP comprehension questions (Summary, Connect, Re-think, Interpret, Predict) to promote internal monitoring of text. The comprehension questions are ideal for teacher and/or parent guided reading instruction, readers’ workshop, literacy centers, and literature circles.
Plus, each take home book includes a 30 second word fluency practice on the focus sound-spellings and sight words with a systematic review of previously introduced sound-spellings and sight words.
Teachers are licensed to copy and print all 54 of these economical digital take home books for their own students. Each PDF book has eight pages in 5.5 x 8.5 inch booklet form. Books are formatted to be printed back to back on two separate 8.5 x 11 pages for easy copying and collation. Just one fold creates the take home books. No stapling is needed.
The Sam and Friends Phonics Books are used as independent and guided practice to reinforce the explicit and systematic phonics instruction of the Teaching Reading Strategies program. Also check out the corresponding Reading and Spelling Flashcards for fun games and individualized phonics, sight words, and vocabulary practice.
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