Basic Reading Series

Grade Levels: K-2
Give all your students strong independent reading skills by Grade 2 with the Basic Reading Series. In just six levels, they will master virtually every sound/spelling pattern in the language.

About the Program

Average and above-average learners will thrive with this program's:

  • Orderly, logical structure
  • Self-paced lessons

At-risk and below-level students will appreciate:

  • The emphasis on presenting predictable word families before irregular or confusing elements
  • The extra practice, reinforcement, and enrichment that ensures the mastery of irregular words

Program Features:

  • Systematic vocabulary reviews in every lesson provide concentrated practice so decoding becomes automatic.
  • Workbooks and Activity Pages build concepts and emphasize the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences, enhancing comprehension.
  • The comprehensive Teacher’s Guide for each level provides level-specific program information and teaching tips.

Components:

Student Readers

  • Key sound elements introduced at each level (see Scope and Sequence)
  • Lively jingles and engaging stories delight and entertain young readers to keep them motivated
  • Use with student workbooks (sold separately)

Student Workbooks

  • Compatible with student readers
  • Builds decoding concepts and emphasizes the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences

Teacher Guide

  • Introduces word patterns gradually and develops comprehension skills
  • Includes reproducible Mastery Tests and Workbook Answer Keys

Reading/Writing Activities Placement Test (Levels A-F)

  • Determine the appropriate level for each student
  • Easy-to-administer

 


Program Components

  • Basic Reading Series, Readiness Book Teacher's Guide, Grade K
    Basic Reading Series, Readiness Book Teacher's Guide, Grade K
  • Basic Reading Series, The Purple Turtle, Teacher Guide, Level F
    Basic Reading Series, The Purple Turtle, Teacher Guide, Level F
  • Basic Reading Series. A Pig Can Jig, Teacher Guide, Level A
    Basic Reading Series. A Pig Can Jig, Teacher Guide, Level A
  • Basic Reading Series, A Hen in a Fox's Den Workbook, Level B
    Basic Reading Series, A Hen in a Fox's Den Workbook, Level B
  • Basic Reading Series, A King on a Swing Workbook, Level D
    Basic Reading Series, A King on a Swing Workbook, Level D
  • Basic Reading Series, A Pig Can Jig Workbook, Level A
    Basic Reading Series, A Pig Can Jig Workbook, Level A
  • Basic Reading Series, Kittens and Children Workbook, Level E
    Basic Reading Series, Kittens and Children Workbook, Level E
  • Basic Reading Series, Six Ducks in a Pond Workbook, Level C
    Basic Reading Series, Six Ducks in a Pond Workbook, Level C
  • Basic Reading Series, The Purple Turtle Workbook, Level F
    Basic Reading Series, The Purple Turtle Workbook, Level F
  • Basic Reading Series, A Hen in a Fox's Den, Level B
    Basic Reading Series, A Hen in a Fox's Den, Level B
  • Basic Reading Series, A King on a Swing, Level D
    Basic Reading Series, A King on a Swing, Level D
  • Basic Reading Series, A Pig Can Jig, Part 1, Level A
    Basic Reading Series, A Pig Can Jig, Part 1, Level A
  • Basic Reading Series, A Pig Can Jig, Part 2, Level A
    Basic Reading Series, A Pig Can Jig, Part 2, Level A
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Research Base

  • The Research Base of Basic Reading Series
    SRA’s Basic Reading Series uses an orderly, logical structure to teach virtually all of the basic sound/symbol and phonic patterns of English. The program is suitable for struggling, at-level and above level students in Grades K through 5. The National Reading Panel research fully supports the fundamental concepts and instructional design of the Basic Reading Series. The report was published in December, 2000 by The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.