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Easy-for-Me™ Children's Readers Set A

Embark on a reading adventure with Easy-for-Me™ Children's Readers Set A! These captivating decodable books lead young learners through 22 leveled, full-color stories, teaching essential letter sounds and introducing over 60 SnapWords®. Starting from the beginning, Set A seamlessly integrates sight words from SnapWords® List A and SnapWords® Numbers and Colors, providing a solid foundation for reading success. Dive into the joy of learning with engaging stories that make every step toward literacy exciting!

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Easy-for-Me™ Children's Readers are not your typical children's books; they are a revolutionary design that transcends traditional readers. These decodable books serve as invaluable teaching tools, seamlessly integrating systematic phonics instruction, sight word acquisition, and reading comprehension practice into a comprehensive and engaging system. The leveled series meticulously imparts all reading skills in a progression of increasing complexity, ensuring there are no learning gaps between books. This meticulous approach provides ample support for children as they embark on their journey to reading proficiency, with each success paving the way for more.

Adults can trust that Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers are a complete system that guides children to reading excellence in the right sequence, leaving no skills overlooked. The reading system explicitly covers all the sounds included in The Illustrated Book of Sounds & Their Spelling Patterns, along with words from most SnapWords® Lists. This thorough coverage equips students to decode unknown words effortlessly.

These readers not only cover essential phonics concepts, sound spellings, and sight words but also include pre- and post-reading exercises for comprehension. Each book features user-friendly lessons that make it easy for adults to facilitate the learning process. Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers lead not only in literacy skills but also in subject matter. Children are captivated by the "virtual field trips" the stories offer, sparking curiosity and a desire to learn more. The engaging subjects keep children focused, enhancing comprehension, and making the reading experience truly enjoyable.

Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers are available in three formats:

  • Physical   physical set of books measuring 5.5” x 5.5”, softcover, available in single sets or 7 packs
  • Download  - printable PDF file of the books
  • Slideshows – includes PowerPoint slides with audio

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to effectively use Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers for teaching and guiding reading choices:

  • Select the First Reader in the Set
  • Begin by choosing the first reader in the Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers set.

    Scan the mini lesson located at the front of the book. This section will provide valuable insights into the SnapWords® that need to be taught before children start reading. Identify these words and follow the routine for teaching SnapWords®.

    Utilize Phonics & Spelling  Resources
  • Notice the directions for teaching various sound spellings within the mini lesson. You can integrate any phonics and spelling lessons you are already using. If you have Child1st phonics and spelling resources, these resources will equip you with everything you need to teach any encountered sound spellings in the readers, as well as providing additional practice with target sound spellings.

    Pre-Teach Skills from the Mini Lesson
  • Pre-teach the skills outlined in the mini lesson. Ensure that your child(ren) are familiar with the SnapWords® and sound spellings you've identified.

    Introduce the Reader
  • Introduce the reader to your child(ren) in a guided reading situation. Encourage them to apply the pre-taught SnapWords® and sound spellings as they read.

    Post-Reading Comprehension Check
  • After reading the book, use the comprehension questions provided to assess your students' understanding of the material.

    Engage in discussions about the story, characters, and events to reinforce comprehension.

Use Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers not only as instructional tools but also as guides for choosing other books is an effective way to ensure that the reading material aligns with the skills your students have learned. By incorporating engaging themes, such as books on specific subjects, you can enhance comprehension and make the reading experience enjoyable for your students.

For an enriched learning experience, consider pairing with these other great Child1st resources for an engaging multisensory learning experience!

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What's Included

  • Set A Readers include 22 full-color, 12-page stories with storage sleeve, covering: 
    All basic letter sounds in the alphabet and reading practice for all 59 words in SnapWords® List A, as well as some words from SnapWords® Numbers, Colors, Days, Months, & Seasons

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I help a child struggling with letters and their sounds?

Stories and visuals serve as potent instruments for engaging and educating children. Young learners naturally gravitate toward visual stimuli, stories that captivate their imagination, and interactive, tactile experiences. When crafting each letter of the alphabet, align its shape with a recognizable object. This association links the letter's form with its corresponding sound. By incorporating images, children can seamlessly connect letter shapes with their phonetic sounds. The addition of stories and imagery reinforces the memorization of letters and their associated sounds. Furthermore, the inclusion of hands-on and tactile activities enhances the learning experience.

What letters should children learn first?

Teaching the alphabet in the traditional alphabetical order, as seen in the alphabet song, isn't inherently magical or more effective. Letters in words don't always follow the alphabetical sequence either. Alphabet Tales takes a different approach by presenting the alphabet in a deliberate order that enables young learners to construct simple words right away. This approach offers a clever and practical way to demonstrate the purpose of letters to children. For instance, Alphabet Tales introduces the Letter A and its associated sound first, followed immediately by the letter T. This allows children to form the word "AT." Subsequently, the introduction of the letter C forms the word "CAT," and so on. By showing the practical application of letters and their sounds, Alphabet Tales provides a more meaningful and engaging way for young children to learn.

How can I help my struggling reader?

Embrace a holistic approach to learning to read, one that engages multiple regions of the brain and the body—a comprehensive "whole body/brain learning" strategy. This method taps into the brain's optimal learning mode, which is through sensory input encompassing body movement, visuals, tactile experiences, and tangible objects, as opposed to static images. To effectively support kinesthetic learners, consider the following tips: encourage physical replication, link abstract concepts to tangibles, involve hands-on learning, employ multimodal teaching, and integrate problem-solving with tangible objects. 

Complete the learning cycle to ensure the learning process forms a full circle. When you teach through all three modalities, the second step involves allowing the child time to deepen their understanding by drawing, writing a phrase using the new word, and illustrating it. The final step is when the child can articulate and demonstrate what they've learned, showing you the drawings they've created and discussing their learning journey. This process ensures that information is absorbed, organized, and committed to long-term memory, and then it is shared verbally and tangibly—an exceptionally effective and beautiful learning approach.