After reading readiness is in place, 1-2-3 Read! progresses to teaching recognition and sounds of the alphabet. Each letter of the alphabet is learned by rhyme put to song, and by making an animal puppet, which helps the child to remember the sound of the letter. After the introduction of the letters and sounds, 1-2-3 Read! teaches the child to blend the letter sounds to make simple, three letter, short-vowel words. Within a short period of time, the child is reading! Reading books are then introduced and the child learns independence in reading.
Program includes easy-to-use and detailed teaching instructions, games, reinforcement activities, three cassette tapes, a student workbook and a flip chart. Reading practice materials are included.
Necessary for children in grades K-2 and those in older grades who do not yet read fluently. Includes all materials needed for one student, except for additional recommended reading materials.