Prepare Students for Reading Success

literacy-first-boxes1With Literacy First’s motivating instructional materials, teachers provide learners with the crucial core skills they need in phonics, comprehension, and phonological awareness.

The three-year Literacy First Elementary framework builds your elementary educators’ capacity to create a powerful literacy foundation with systematic and explicit instruction and motivating instructional materials created especially for early childhood classrooms.

Everything Teachers Need to Build Reading Skills

Central to the Literacy First Elementary framework are its expert materials, designed with your program’s needs in mind. In all, your instructors receive the following materials: Developing Expert Readers™: Phonological Awareness, Developing Expert Readers™: Phonics, and Developing Expert Readers™: Comprehension. This comprehensive set of resources provides the tools teachers need to deliver engaging and effective lessons.

  • Child-centered, engaging lessons: includes intuitive puzzles, engaging books, manipulatives, center activities and two CDs of songs featuring Derbie the puppet (also included) to motivate students to become actively engaged in the learning processes prerequisite to literacy and reading comprehension.
  • Easy-to-follow lessons: teachers receive everything they need to teach young children the key elements of phonics and phonological awareness with lessons developed by teachers and reading experts using research-based best practices and extensive field testing in classrooms.
  • Phonological awareness and phonics skills assessment: gives teachers an easy to use, valid and reliable diagnostic tool. This formative assessment identifies each student’s skill mastery and points the way to differentiated instruction.
  • Systematic and explicit lessons and activities: provide teachers with specific lesson plans and activities in all the elements of phonics and phonological awareness, including phonemes and phoneme manipulation, the concept of spoken word, rhyme recognition, syllables, and more.
  • Literacy center activities: provide students with a wealth of enjoyable opportunities to reinforce their own phonics and phonological awareness skills.