These black-and-white workbooks are designed to provide additional practice sheets for the McGuffey Readers. The following topics are included: hearing the sounds in the alphabet, consonants, and vowels; the long and short vowel sounds; special vowel sounds; two-letter vowel teams; two-letter consonant teams; three-letter phonograms; words; words forming sentences; words and meaning; vowel and consonant sounds in words and sentences; determining main ideas; word uses, sounds, meanings and order; main ideas and details; comparison and contrast; more on short, long and special vowel sounds; alphabetical order; conclusions and outcomes; words that sound the same, mean the same, and mean the opposite; cause and effect; and time and place. Uses Phonics Made Plain (sold separately).
Dr. Moore wrote these workbooks expressly for use with the McGuffey Readers and other specific materials published by Mott Media; They are available for grades one through four, with four books for each grade level. They provide clear daily lessons, regular reviews, quizzes, and a pull-out section containing a comprehensive test of mastery for the workbook. Answers for all assignments, quizzes, and tests are included. The general format provides a new lesson Monday through Thursday, with a test on these concepts on Friday. There are also periodic, multi-concept tests and a final test on all material presented in the workbook. Each workbook is designed to be completed in ¼ of the school year. Although students vary in ability and background, the Series number indicates the suggested grade level while the Book number indicates the quarter. Each workbook is keyed to one of the McGuffey Readers. As a child proceeds through the workbooks he/she is referred to the appropriate readings, lessons or exercises in the various texts. While some parents and teachers prefer to personally shepherd the progress of their students through the readers, others choose the guidance offered by our workbooks.
The Classic Curriculum workbooks are designed to supplement the original version of the McGuffey Readers that are published only through Mott Media. Later versions of the McGuffey Readers are not the original text and the pages and lessons may not correspond to the references in the workbooks.
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