The Emergent Reader Classroom Set contains suggested materials for delivering a full complement of Emergent Reader Series instruction to a small group. Each set includes one Emergent Reader Foundational Skills Teacher's Guide, six word chain card decks, one Emergent Reader Close Reading Teacher's Guide, and six copies of each Emergent Reader Series book. For whole-group instruction, the purchase of additional book sets is recommended.
Emergent Reader Series Foundational Skills Teacher’s Guides contain explicit, systematic, book-by-book instruction that supports teachers in the delivery of evidence-based foundational phonemic awareness and phonics routines with a focus on reading and spelling closed-syllable words, including VC words, CVC words, CCVCC words (blends), compound and multisyllabic words, and words with endings. The instruction also includes teacher-directed analysis of inflectional endings. Once students have been taught these important skills, they can apply what they know to Emergent Reader books. Foundational Skills Teacher's Guides include book-by-book progress monitoring assessments and periodic formative assessments.
The Emergent Reader Series Book Set is a collection of engaging, meaningful, and comprehensible decodable books in a range of text types that includes narratives, informational texts, and poetry. These texts are tied to a systematic phonics scope & sequence and give the most novice readers practice reading single consonants, short vowels, several high-utility digraphs and endings, and high-frequency words.
Please note that Emergent Reader Series “companion” texts are simpler versions of Reading Series One. Since the rate of mastery of foundational skills can vary as students transition from the partial- into the full-alphabetic phase of word-reading development, companion texts can promote opportunities for differentiated instruction.