Primary Phonics

February 3, 2011
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Primary Phonics

Content: Phonics
Grade(s): K – 6th
Perspective: Secular
Prep Time: Minimal
Teacher Manual: Available
Teacher Involvement: Essential
Cost: $$$ || ?
Pages: Multiple books
Publication Date: 1996
Review Last Updated:

Common Core Aligned: Yes

** From the Publisher’s Website: **

Primary Phonics® is a systematic, phonics-based early reading program that incorporates decoding and reading comprehension and promotes fluency through decodable storybooks.

Students are able to work at their own pace and progress from simple to complex phonic elements to become successful readers. Students apply phonic knowledge from the workbooks to read decodable storybooks and then demonstrate comprehension using the Comprehension Workbooks. The easy-to-decode stories nurture early literacy development and build new readers’ self-confidence while applying phonics to connected text. Ample opportunities for reinforcement are included.

Primary Phonics includes:
* Workbooks for practice, review, and reinforcement
* Storybooks and Audio CDs
* Comprehension Workbooks that accompany the Storybooks
* Teacher Guides
* Additional Material
* Intervention Guide

About the Author:
Barbara Makar (1937-1992) taught kindergarten, first grade, and fourth grade. An educational consultant with a master’s degree in reading and English, she traveled all over the United States, first for J. B. Lippincott & Co., and then for Educators Publishing Service. For many years she taught remedial reading in Bradenton, Florida.

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One Comment

  • Karl M. Bunday March 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I used the Primary Phonics series as part of my instruction for all four of my children. I liked the clean, reasonably accurate line drawings, the fairly natural (not too stilted to restrict vocabulary) story text, and the playful sense of humor in many of the stories.

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