- Older 4’s (AK4)
- 5-year-olds (K5)
- Beginning 1st—first time being schooled (B1st)
Note: K5 and Beginning 1st grade students have traditionally excelled in this Beginning-to-Read Program. Because older 4’s are generally more mature in their readiness to learn, they are considered an Advanced K4 and normally will do better with Phonics Kit B rather than A. (Level A is not a prerequisite for starting Level B.)
Description of Phonics Workbook B:1:
After teaching the daily lesson in Phonics Lessons for Flashcards 1-31: Level B:1 (Part 204), refer to the B:1 Phonics Workbook Instructions/Answer Key (Part 205AK) to help your child complete that lesson’s related assignment in the B:1 Phonics Workbook (Part 205). Through interesting little stories, spiritual applications, and some Phonics Art exercises, students will develop the following skills:
- Upper/lower case manuscript penmanship practice for letters Aa to Zz.
- Visual and auditory discrimination of the alphabet letters and the phonetic sounds they represent.
- How to blend a consonant and vowel together to form one speech sound.
- Spelling of blends and short vowel words.
Normally, Phonics Levels B:1 plus B:2 are completed within a typical school year. However, if you start an older 4 (AK4) at Level B, simply teach in sequence at a pace that best fits your child’s needs.
Note to Phonics Edition 1 Users: You can use the current Phonics Workbook B:1 (Part 205) by skipping the Short Aa through Long Uu review pages at the end. (These were from the former C:1 workbook.) Otherwise, Part 205’s content is compatible with Edition 1’s Phonics Lessons for Flashcards 1-31 and Workbook Instructions/Answer Key B:1.