The First Books Readers are designed to complement the philosophy and structure of the Ants in the Apple Literacy Program and have a balanced approach to phonics and irregular words.

 

These readers have been developed for use with students in kindergarten, first class and students with learning difficulties. The readers are presented in five boxed sets of eight readers per set.  The sets are structured so that the progression from one reader to another and from one level to the next is smooth and easy.  New word lists are included on the inside front cover and comprehension and discussion questions are provided on the inside back cover of each reader. The readers are supported by a manual, sight word extension lists, cloze passage texts and worksheet texts.

 

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Manual

First Books Manual #14101   $55.00

The Manual contains a detailed explanation of the design and structure of the readers.

The Manual provides a set of running records so that students may be placed in the reading program at their ability levels.  Text analyses are also provided for each book in our set of 40 readers.

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First Books Readers

Teachers love First Books because most children will learn to read quickly and easily; story lines encourage children’s and parents’ participation; comprehension/discussion questions are provided to make lesson preparation easier; monitoring of progress for feedback to children and parents is easy; and the books can be purchased as a whole set or in individual sets.

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First Books Readers-Supporting Texts

First Books Sight Word Extension Lists #14301   $44.00

All new irregular words and word-building words introduced for each reader are listed in a match-to-sample format, along with extension words to create word family groups. This format is provided so that card games may be reproduced as reading group activities.

All readers in each set (of 8 books) have been reproduced as a cloze exercise.  When students have finished the photocopied cloze booklet and coloured in the pictures they will have their very own book to read.



First Books Readers-Supporting Texts

All readers in each set (of 8 books) have been reproduced as a cloze exercise.  When students have finished the cloze activity and coloured in the pictures they will have their very own book to read.

First Books Set 1 Cloze Passages #14303   $55.00


First Books Set 2 Cloze Passages #14304    $55.00


First Books Set 3 Cloze Passages #14305    $55.00


First Books Set 4 Cloze Passages #14306    $55.00


First Books Set 5 Cloze Passages #14307    $55.00


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First Books Readers-Supporting Texts

The worksheet texts have been designed to complement the Ants in the Apple First Books. 
The worksheets include the following activities:

•   Phonemic awareness (rhyming words)

•   Visual discrimination (find the letter/word that is the same)

•   Proof reading (find the letter/word that is different)

•   Handwriting

•   Word meanings (crosswords, match to meaning:  a) picture to word and b) word to definition)

•   Comprehension (cloze, comprehension questions, true/false, draw a picture)

•   Sentence construction (select a complete sentence from a number of examples)

•   Punctuation

•   Concepts about print (author, illustrator, title, etc.)

First Books Set 1 Worksheets #14308  $55.00


First Books Set 2 Worksheets #14309    $55.00


First Books Set 3 Worksheets  #14310    $66.00


First Books Set 4 Worksheets #14311    $66.00


First Books Set 5 Worksheets #14312    $66.00

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