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CHARACTER BUILDERS: STORIES FOR BEGINNING READERS
Character Builders: Stories for Beginning Readers. Set 1 Contains 6 books for ages 4-8. By Creative Teaching Press. The character qualities taught in these books are doing right and trying hard. The stories are meant to encourage compassion and responsibility as they reinforce reading skills. The six books included are
Dare to Have Courage
Would it Be Right?
Telling the Truth
Think Before You Act
Never Give Up
Following the Rules
The repetitive, easy-to-read text is perfect for beginning readers. The CD which is included invited children to read and sing along. Includes parent guide. Top picture shows front of box. The image to the left shows the back.
Character Builders: Stories for Beginning Readers. Set 2 Contains 6 books for ages 4-8. By Creative Teaching Press. The character qualities taught in these books are sharing and caring. The stories are meant to encourage compassion and responsibility as they reinforce reading skills. The six books included are
Everyone is Special and Unique
You Can Count on Me
Show You Understand
Sharing is Caring
Be a Friend
The repetitive, easy-to-read text is perfect for beginning readers. The CD which is included invited children to read and sing along. Includes parent guide, which has helpful hints for discussing values with your child. CTP-3099. $17.09-D
DR. MAGGIE'S PHONICS READERS
Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers, by Dr. Margaret Allen. These four sets of books are rooted in current, cutting edge phonics research. They combine fun, high-interest stories with the building of phonics skills, which progress in difficulty from book to book. The result is that children are able to read successfully even as they learn new letters and sounds. And this gives them a sense of accomplishment that encourages them to read even more. Each book is 15 pages long and 7" x 9" in size. Each boxed set contains six books and a parent guide with suggestions for supporting your child's reading development. The front of all the sets is the same except for color and set number, so I've only scanned the first one. The backs show the cover art of all the books and a couple of sample pages. Unfortunately, the lettering is difficult to read because of the color scheme. The boxes close with Velcro ®. These books are a great buy at only $18.85-D a set. And don't miss the CDs that are made to go with them -- Dr. Maggie's Phonics Reader Read-Along CDs
Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers Set 1: Introduces letter sounds, short-vowel sounds, sight words, and story words. Titles in this set are I Spy; Top Job, Mom!; Pug's Hugs; Hap and Cap; Pom-Pom's Big Win; and Jet it, Get It. BTH-413. $18.85-D
Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers Set 2: Introduces double letters, blends and digraphs, beginning sight words, and beginning story words. Titles in this set are Click, Click; Sing Song Sid; Truck Tricks; The ABC Bags; Draw and Share; and Dave and Jane's Band. BTH-414. $18.85-D
Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers Set 3: Introduces long vowel sounds, oi, oy, oa, ue, ew, ow, intermediate sight words, and intermediate story words. Titles in this set are Pete's Street Beat, The Little Green Man Visits Pine Cone Cove, Sad Sam and Blue Sue, Twice as Nice; Mr. Noisy at the Dude Ranch, and Out to Gumball Pond. BTH-415. $18.85-D
Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers Set 4: Introduces three-letter blends, r-controller vowels, contractions, soft c and g, and word endings. Titles in this set are Splish, Splash; Barney Bear's Party; The Rainy Day Band; Cat and Dog at the Circus; Jo Jo in Outer Space; and Riddle and Rhyme with Apron Annie.
DR. MAGGIE'S PHONICS READERS READ-ALONG CD'S
These read-along CD's make it even more fun to use Dr. Maggie's books. They are also wonderful
to use in independent learning centers.
They are perfect for reading practice and phonics reinforcement.
Each recording contains the following for each book:
Three readings of the coordinating song or rhythmic chant featured in
Dr. Maggie's Phonics Resource Guide
A follow -along reading of the book with sound effects
A guided reading of the book that includes questions asked by the narrator to reinforce
phonics focus skills and story comprehension
A read-along version of he book to encourage student participation
Each CD covers four books. Here are the contents:
Dr. Maggie's Read-Alongs Books 1-4: I Spy; Top Job, Mom!; Hap and Cap; Pom-Pom's Big Win
BTH-2951. CD. $7.19-D
Dr. Maggie's Read-Alongs Books 5-8: Pug's Hugs; Click, Click; Jet It, Get It; The ABC Bags. BTH-2952.
Dr. Maggie's Read-Alongs Books 9-12: Sing Song Sid; Truck Tricks; Draw and Share;
Dave and Janie's Band. BTH-2953 CD. $7.19-D
Dr. Maggie's Read-Alongs Books 13-16: Pete's Street Beat; Twice as Nice; The Little Green Man Visits Pine Cone Cove; Mr. Noisy at the Dude Ranch BTH-2954. $7.19-D
Dr. Maggie's Read-Alongs Books 17-20: Sad Sam and Blue Sue; Splish, Splash; Out to Gumball Pond; Barney Bear's Party. BTH-2955 CD. $7.19-D
Dr. Maggie's Read-Alongs Books 20-24: The Rainy Day Band; Jo Jo in Outer Space; Cat and Dog at the Circus; Riddle and Rhyme with Apron Annie. BTH-2956 CD. $7.19-D
ITTY BITTY PHONICS READERS
Itty Bitty Phonics Readers: These boxed sets contain 12 books each (ten pages long) that fit nicely into the small hands of beginning readers. (4.5 - 5.5 inches). Each book contains an entertaining story that focuses on a single phonetic sound. It also contains an activity you and your child can do together to extend learning. Each book includes a parent guide. This book focuses on the long a sound.
These books are written by Rozanne L. Williams, who has over 20 years of experience as a teacher and educational writer. She has written over 100 books for emergent readers. Each set is only
$8.99-D. Here is the information for the individual sets:
Itty Bitty Phonics Readers Set One: Consonants. Introduces consonants one by one. Contains many high frequency words. Book Titles are What is in Bear's Box? (b) I Can Count (c
& k), Daisy Dances (d) What is Funny? (f)
Good-bye! (g), Hurry Up, Henry (h), J is For... (i), Little Lemon Lollipops (l). Monkey Made a Mess (m), No, No, Nicky! (n), Picnic in the Park (p), and Quiet, Please! (q) Sample sentence from No, No, Nicky!: "No, no, Nicky! Not the newspaper! "
Itty Bitty Phonics Readers Set Two: Consonants and Short Vowels. Introduces remaining consonants and short vowels one by one. Includes books from previous books for reinforcement, and adds some new high frequency words. Book Titles are Rock and Roll Rabbit (r), Sally and Sammy (s), Tick-Tock Time (t), Vinny's Books of V (v), What is the Weather? (w), Little Zebra (z), Dan Can Add (short a), Rex and Tex (short e), Little Miss Jill (short i) Dot's Spots (short o), Bud in the Mud (short u) and Dan and Dot (short a,o) Sample sentence from Sally and Sammy :"Sally sails a sailboat." BTH-2514. $8.99-D
Itty Bitty Phonics Readers Set Three: Long Vowels, Blends, & Digraphs. Introduces long vowels, blends, and digraphs one by one. Includes books from previous books for reinforcement, and adds some new high frequency words. Book Titles are Dan and Dot's Rainy Day (long a), Rex and Tex's Creepy Creatures (long e), Bud's Book of Five (long i), Jill's Toad (long o), You Can, Too! (long u) See What We Can Do! (long a, e, i, o), The Story of Stone Stew (st), Creepy Creatures (cr), Shy Sheep (sh), The Grizzly, Grumpy, Grouchy, Grog (gr), Charlie (ch), The Blob (bl, cl, sl, gl, fl, spl) Here's a quote from Dan and Dot's Rainy Day in Set 3: "We can play in our plane." BTH-2515. $8.99-D
Itty Bitty Phonics Readers Read-Along CDs: 2 CDs with 36 stories. Includes 2 readings of each book – a narration and a listen-and-repeat version. Great for Reading First, Phonics, and ESL/ELL! BTH-4960. $17.06-D
Also available by special order:
Itty Bitty Phonics Readers Variety Pack containing one each of all 36 books. I don't stock it because it's cheaper to buy all three of the sets of 12 listed above. But if you want this, It's $31.49-D, Cat. # CTP-3258.
Itty Bitty Phonics Readers Variety Pack with Carrying Case: This convenient, zip-top carrying case holds the complete collection of 36 Itty Bitty Phonics Readers. This pack is the perfect size for a classroom reading corner or an easy, portable activity for children "on the go.". Cat # CTP-3261. $32.39-D
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