This workbook is Book 2 in the Starting Comprehension: Starting Visually strand. Featuring 33 words that are easily remembered (such as “pizza,” “egg,” and “tree”), more abstract words are introduced (such as “and,” “not,” and “he/she”) gradually and in context. Book 2 also introduces possessives with ‘s. Questions will have students responding to questions on the semantic, literal, inferential, and organizational levels; illustrations provide clues, while simple concepts encourage associative thinking. 96 non-reproducible pages, softcover. Grades PreK-1.
Young children learn to read through phonetic and visual processes; the Starting Comprehension series features exercises based on both of these needs. The two strands in this series reflect the two types of cues that beginning readers may gravitate towards: phonetic cues (letter-sound patterns and phonetic rules) and semantic cues (pictures and word meanings).