Practice Readers Books | Product Guide
Practice Readers Books specializes in books with controlled text for the earliest readers and spellers. We believe the best books for beginning readers are interesting, useful, and lead to a desired goal.
Our books are categorized by phase of reading development and integrate content that engages both the reading and spelling pathways to support written language learning. Because our books are made for the earliest stages of reading development, all books are meant to be read with the feedback and support of an adult. Simple line drawings inspire imagination without competing with the text for attention.
Pre and Partial Alphabetic Phase
Your child has not yet, or is starting to, recognize and write the letters of the alphabet and know their most common sounds.
Alphabet Print and Colour. A companion to Letter Sounds Abound, this book is made for practice letter writing and spelling first words, as well as bringing out the artist in every child. Short words using the most common sound of each letter and a short vowel sound are provided for each letter.
Your child knows the most common sounds of all 26 letters of the alphabet, and can slowly blend them together to form words.
Print them. Write on them. Print them again. Texts focus on decoding, learning through text, and encourage spelling and writing practice.
Full alphabetic phase texts range in length from 20-250 words each. When a book within a series targets a specific letter combination, it is highlighted. Otherwise, the text is designed to integrate all letter combinations that are the focus of the series. Text within each series is controlled to limit the use of spellings introduced in later series. Words with non-standard spelling-sound relationships are introduced throughout.
Vowel Mysteries. Help your child master short vowel sounds with these texts that allow them to complete word spellings using the missing short vowel sound.
Advancing Vowels (COMING!). Cross-curricular books for targeted work with vowel combinations.