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My First Reading Library

MY FIRST READING LIBRARY

A FUN, Interactive, Phonics Based Reading Program

  

The Usborne My First Reading Library is designed to teach children how to read – with 50 books in the boxed set!

Backed by decades of phonics research, the Usborne My First Reading Library boxed set supports reading programs currently used by schools world-wide.

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The Usborne My First Reading Library Boxed Set Contains…

  

The first 22 books are from Usborne Very First Reading boxed set which systematically teaches every sound in the English language, following the phonics methods used in schools.

The next 12 books are delightful short stories for children to read on their own to practice what they had learned. (Usborne Reading Program – Level One)

16 further books with slightly longer stories will build stamina and reading confidence. (Usborne Reading Program – Level Two)

The Usborne My Reading Library boxed set is only $79.99 – that’s only $1.60 per book!

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About Usborne Very First Reading

The first 22 books in the Usborne My Reading Library set are paperback versions of the Usborne Very First Reading set.

Usborne Very First Reading is based on the approach known as “synthetic phonics.” Synthetic phonics involves learning to recognize the distinct sounds, or phonemes, that go together to make up words. There are 44 phonemes in the English language. 

Usborne Very First Reading introduces all the phonemes in a tried and tested order of progression, from simple letter-sounds to complex and variable spelling and pronunciation.

MORE ABOUT SYNTHETIC PHONICS
USBORNE VERY FIRST READING – BOOKS 1-4

Books 1-4 introduce all the letters of the alphabet, in their simplest and most common forms of pronunciation (c as in cat, a as in ant, y as in yell, etc.) in simple one-syllable words. This material is commonly introduced in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten.

(2 of each are included in Usborne My First Reading Library)

USBORNE VERY FIRST READING – BOOKS 5-8

Books 5-8 introduce those sounds in English that are commonly written with two or more letters (ch as in chip, ai as in aim, etc.) This corresponds with material that is commonly introduced and reviewed in pre-kindergarten through first grade.

(for Books 5-7, 2 of each are included in Usborne My First Reading Library)

USBORNE VERY FIRST READING – BOOKS 9-13

Books 9-13 focus on different patterns of spelling and pronunciation.

  

USBORNE VERY FIRST READING – BOOKS 14-15

Books 14-15 focus on particularly tricky spelling patterns and longer words.

Dual-Level Reading

USBORNE VERY FIRST READING – BOOKS 1-7

These exciting and engaging stories were developed to provide an interactive reading experience with an adult. The child reads the larger text made up of only the sounds they have learned so far. To make a complete story, the parent is reading the smaller text. This makes learning to read process FUN for the child. At book 8, the child has learned enough sounds to be able to read the stories on their own.

USBORNE VERY FIRST READING

Supports US Government Policy

Very First Reading makes use of scientifically based research to support the teaching of reading, as required by the Reading First initiative, implemented by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002. Very First Reading actively develops the five skills, outlined by Reading First, that all children need to master in order to become fluent readers: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and text comprehension.

FULL STRUCTURE OF VERY FIRST READING

The last 28 books in the My First Reading Library boxed are from the Usborne Reading Program.

About the Usborne Reading Program

Level 1 Readers – Books 23-34 in the My First Reading Library Boxed Set. (12 books)
Level 2 Readers – Books 35-50 in the My First Reading Library Boxed Set. (16 books)

  

The Usborne Reading Program includes both fiction and non-fiction books. Beautifully produced, with lively writing and fabulous illustrations, the Usborne Reading Program books are designed to capture the imagination and build the confidence of beginner readers, and to motivate and inspire children who find reading difficult or dull.

FRAMEWORK OF USBORNE READING PROGRAM

  

The Usborne My Reading Library boxed set includes Level 1 and Level 2 books from the Usborne Reading Program. Further levels are available for purchase separately.

ADD-ON USBORNE READING PROGRAM BOOKS

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