Put students on the path towards independent reading by providing opportunities to integrate comprehension and critical thinking skills with word analysis and vocabulary. This full-color book features hundreds of illustrations and photographs; students will practice identifying words with the pictures, develop their alphabetic and phonemic awareness, phonics, and oral language skills. Letters and sounds are introduced through a consistent six-page lesson sequence, which includes letter recognition, writing the letter, phonemic awareness, sound-symbol correspondence, and a Picture Dictionary page. 240 pages, softcover. Grade K.