After a long career of teaching first grade and reading resource in Baltimore City Public Schools, I began writing reading workbooks to help teachers, reading tutors and parents with the teaching of the beginning steps of learning to read.
Books in order of difficulty:
'Alphatalk Street' - Teaches ABC's and the sound each letter makes.
'Alphatalk Street Workbook' - Teaches tracing and printing ABC's.
'Wise Owl's First Phonics' and 'Wise Owl's First 100 Words' - Can be used together to teach beginning reading.
'Wise Owl's Vowels' - Reviews the 100 words and phonics from the previous level and adds 136 new sight words and presents vowels.
'Wise Owl's Vowels Extra Practice Stories' - Can be used with 'Wise Owl's Vowels'.
"Wise Owl's Consonant Digraphs and Consonant Blends' - Can be used along with 'Wise Owl's Vowels'.
'Wise Owl's Placement Test' - Helps find the place to start.
There are previews of each book. They may take a couple of minutes to download.