The SuperBooks Program uses a phonics-based vocabulary emphasizing word patterns (rhyming words) combined with context and pictures clues to develop successful readers. Comprehension is emphasized from the beginning. SuperBooks are colorful and easy to teach; Phonics skills are introduced gradually and sequentially. Children love the 8-page format with review words for spelling in the inside back cover of each book.
- SuperBooks are Sequential Phonics Readers
- SuperBooks are Colorful 8 & 16-page stories paced for success
- Each Kit contains 40 titles – a total of 80 titles in all.
- SuperBooks are great for teaching non-English speakers (of all ages) to read and speak English.
How SuperBooks Work in the Classroom
Kindergarten & First Grade
In SuperBooks Kit 1 there are 200 books (5 copies of 40 stories). 5 copies of each book provide for small group instruction.
Kit 1 Book 1 An Apple – letter/sounds: a,n,r,d
SuperBooks Teacher’s Manual (Sample) for Kit 1 contains 3 lesson plans for each story:
- For independent reading
- For comprehension
- Directed reading refer to T.M. pages 7-10
The directed reading lesson provides teachers with specific directions for teaching phonics skills, word patterns, how to introduce the story and how to guide the reading.
First Grade Through Third Grade
SuperBooks Kit 2 continues introducing new skills and reviewing skills introduced in Kit 1. (Refer to Scope and Sequence Chart Kit 2 for lists of skills.)
Kit 2, Book 1 “Up and Down” — letter/ sounds w, ow, wa, aw;
review of short vowels and consonants and ar, er, ed.
SuperBooks Teacher’s Manual (Sample) for Kit 2 also contains 3 lesson plans.
Take-Home Stories (Sample) accompany each SuperBook and provide a 4-page version of the 8-page Super book on one sheet which can be folded and made into a little book.
*An important feature of each Super book is the Word List in the inside back cover which can be used as a review of vocabulary and also as a spelling list.