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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.