The Developing Reading Comprehension series has been written as a help to improve silent reading comprehension in lower-age-level students. Older students, in isolated situations, will be able to benefit from the course as well. The course is designed for children who have completed at least six weeks of instruction in phonics.
Book One (Units 1, 2)
Book One combines the principles of (1) sound recognition, (2) adherence to specified directions, and (3) simple recall, which are the first essentials for developing reading comprehension.
Unit 1, "Recognizing Sounds," is designed to train children to master the use of phonetic sounds to identify words.
Unit 2, "Following Directions," trains the student to pay attention to detail and to carry out instructions accurately, a discipline essential in every school subject.
The teacher's manual contains copies of the student pages with annotated instructions and answers filled in.