Reading Step by Step Comprehension and Decoding Lessons
Viewable, printable PDF activity sheets and audio MP3 files that play on capable computers, tablets and mobile devices.
Average Working time is approximately 20 minutes per lesson.
This phonics decoding and comprehension competency foundation building program is a valuable tool for teaching the first critical steps in the reading process! Ideal for individuals and small groups. To strengthen the foundation for reading, UNIT 1 teaches: left-to-right progression; visual discrimination of letters, symbols, and two-and three-letter words, categorizing words; associating meaning with recognition; words with opposite meanings; and beginning use of context clues. Letter sounds and decoding reinforcement are the focus of Unit 2 where skills taught include: consonants in initial position; discriminating consonant sounds using rhyming words; discriminating initial, medial, and final consonant sounds; consonant blends; consonant diagraphs and diphthongs; and long and short vowel sounds. Beginning Comprehension is covered in UNIT 3 with: identifying unknown words using pictures and context clues; locating the main idea; categorizing phrases; sequencing; new word meanings; recognizing details in a story; building imagery, generalizing from given facts; recognizing cause and effect; drawing conclusions; recognizing story structure; and grasping implied ideas. Comprehensive and expertly paced instruction are systematically used to develop auditory discrimination, auditory motor, visual motor, and auditory memory skills. Appealing illustrations and large print are combined with dramatization, dialogue, music and sound effects. Reading Step by Step is ideal for kindergarten through third grade and is a valuable tool for learning disabled students at primary and intermediate grade levels.