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Recipe For Reading The Alphabet Series Books, Volume 3, Set of 3 Titles

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Read to succeed! Get your students on track with reading and phonics skills with these 3 books. This is Volume 3 (the final) of The Alphabet Series Books designed to apply the concepts learned from Recipe For Reading Workbooks 6 to 8 (sold separately).

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This third volume of 3 vocabulary controlled book selections by Frances Bloom, Mary Geiger and other authors enables students to apply their phonics skills in context. Each book helps emergent and struggling readers to practice key phonics skills while also simultaneously reading motivating, engaging stories. The stories (labeled 37 to 39) also increase in difficulty as the lessons progress, helping students practice target words and review sounds and sight words.

These Volume 3 storybooks correspond to the final third of the lessons in the Recipe For Reading teacher manual (sold separately). This set reviews: VCV and VCe spelling rules, vowel blends and digraphs, three-syllable words, schwa, endings -tion and -sion, sounds of ch, final s as in is, spelling with affixes, sight word recognition, automaticity and fluency, and beginning comprehension.

These readers are a part of the Recipe For Reading Series, a comprehensive, multisensory, phonics-based reading program that presents a skill sequence and lesson structure designed for beginning, at-risk, or struggling readers.Recommended for developmental/beginning readers in Grades K to 3 or for intervention/struggling readers in Grades 1 to 6.
  • These Alphabet Series Readers provide reading practice geared to the phonogram presentation with target words, sounds, sight words, comprehension through personal writing responses, and more
  • Fictional stories with black-and-white illustrations are engaging and will help students stay motivated to master text and key phonics concepts
  • The Series 3 books (numbered 37, 38, and 39) correspond to lessons in Student Workbooks 6, 7, and 8 (each sold separately) and cover alternative spellings and pronunciations, 3-syllable words, 'schwa,' and affixes, and more
  • This series of chapter book readers emphasize spelling rules and illustrates the relationship between phonics and spelling
  • Complement this Volume 3 emergent reader series with prior Volumes 1 and 2 (each sold separately) for the full 39-book set
Set of 3 Readers Include The Following Titles:
  • Book 37: Play Ball!
  • Book 38: The Book of Records
  • Book 39: The Cave Adventure

Recipe for Reading®

  • Students gain essential reading skills with an emphasis on phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency
  • Builds decoding and fluency skills in context as they read engaging stories at their own skill level
  • Struggling learners are better able to retain new concepts through multisensory instruction

Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers


Recipe for Reading is a research-based, comprehensive, multisensory, phonics-based reading program that is designed for beginning readers in grades K through 3 or at-risk and struggling readers in grades 1 through 6. This systematic program incorporates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques to teach and continually reinforce phonetic concepts. The Recipe for Reading curriculum is ideal for differentiated instruction in a variety of settings—inclusion, one-on-one, or whole class.

Teacher Benefits

  • Provides direct, multisensory instruction integrating visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities
  • Research-based instruction supports all five essential pillars of Reading First (phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency)
  • Accompanying storybooks contain controlled vocabulary and follow the Recipe for Reading sequence, allowing students to apply phonics skills in context
  • Teacher’s manual provides detailed lessons for every phonetic skill in a carefully structured scope and sequence

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  • Contact a sales consultant for more information on how you can best utilize this program in your school or district. Our sales consultants are your resource for product presentations, workshops, and product review samples.