Reading Basics Book 2, Cotton Candy, integrates systematic phonics into a series of vocabulary-controlled stories for your new reader. High-interest, phonics-based stories fill this colorful reader. Filled with engaging color illustrations, the child-friendly format of this Alpha Omega curriculum is sure to please any young reader!
As a part of the LIFEPAC 1st Grade Language Arts curriculum from Alpha Omega Publications, Reading Basics Book 2 is a colorful reader that features 24 easy-to-read stories that increase in length and difficulty. Utilizing 1- and 2-syllable, short vowel words, the reader includes important phonics concepts, such as short vowel words, beginning and ending consonant digraphs, consonant blends, and compound words.
In addition, Cotton Candy, the second in a series of five readers, utilizes the inclusion of high-frequency words, which are also called sight words or instant words, to increase the interest level of the stories. Since drilling of high-frequency sight words helps to increase fluency, Reading Basics Book 2 lists all instant words utilized within the reader. While this reader can be used independently, teaching instructions for incorporation into the LIFEPAC 1st Grade Language Arts homeschool program are detailed within the LIFEPAC 1st Grade Language Arts teacher's guides. Comprehension questions can also be found in the Reading Basics Reader Study Guide.