The three Manuals for 1st grade teach a full year’s curriculum for reading, spelling and writing. They quickly review the alphabet, get into VC/CVC words, and develop a foundation for more advanced reading and writing skills. Children will then learn all the blends, the digraphs, the three ways to make a long vowel (no, made, read), the schwa sound, and diphthongs (aw, au, ow, etc.). Your students will not only learn to read from wonderful literature (developing important oral language and critical thinking skills) but will read from controlled reading text, insuring students’ reading success.
The spelling and writing materials also teach punctuation, grammar and sentence structure. Journal writing through valuing topics is included. The Zoo-phonics® Quick Tests assess these skills as well.
- Expeditions Into Spelling – 1st Grade Level (in PDF format) with state standards listed for each unit
- Expeditions Into Reading – 1st Grade Level (in PDF format) with state standards listed for each unit
- Expeditions Into Writing – 1st Grade Level (in PDF format) with state standards listed for each unit
- Treasure Chest of Activities – (download)
- The Zoo-phonics Quick Tests for the Classroom Kindergarten through 3rd Grade Level (in PDF format)
- Large Animal Alphabet Picture Cards with Merged Animal/Letters on reverse side and set of matching Lowercase Letters
- Capital Large Animal Alphabet Cards with Merged Animal/Capital Letters on one side with Capital Letters on reverse
- Small Animal Alphabet Cards with corresponding Body Signal instructions on reverse
- Small Animal Alphabet Merged Animal/Letter Cards with corresponding Lowercase Letters on reverse
- Small Animal Alphabet Merged Capital Animal/Letter Cards with corresponding Capital Letters on reverse
- Music That Teaches (download) – With all our most popular original songs and lyric booklet
- Beginning Sound Flash Cards (blends & digraphs)
- Signal Practice Video (streaming)
- Animal Alphabet Grid Set* (8.5” x 14”): Animal, Merged Animal, Lowercase Letter, Merged Capital and Capital Letter
- Activity Worksheets* (in PDF format)
- Zoo-Kids Signal Poster
- Digital Curriculum Whiteboard Collection (download)
*These materials are reproducible.