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 HNB — 1st Grade Phonics —

Dandelion Launchers Set 1

Young Beginning Readers

Readability Level: 1st Grade Readability
Recommended Ages: Ages 5–8

Dandelion Launchers Set 1

Constructed for beginner readers ages 5 through 8, these books focus on combining letter sounds to form CVC words. The first books have words using the sounds s, a, t, i, and m. Later books use these sounds and gradually introduce new ones. By the end of book 7, all of the initial sounds of the alphabet will have been introduced. Each book contains fewer than 50 words.

  • Book 1A: s, a, t, i, m
  • Book 1B: s, a, t, i, m
  • Book 2A: n, o, p
  • Book 2B: n, o, p
  • Book 3A: b, c, g, h
  • Book 3B: b, c, g, h
  • Book 4A: d, e, f, v
  • Book 4B: d, e, f, v
  • Book 5A: k, l, r, u
  • Book 5B: k, l, r, u
  • Book 6A: j, w, z
  • Book 6B: j, w, z
  • Book 7A: x, y, ff, ll, ss, zz
  • Book 7B: x, y, ff, ll, ss, zz


How to use these books
Dandelion Launchers follow a structured sequence to ensure incremental progression when learning to read. Each unit introduces new phonic knowledge and skills while reinforcing those learned in previous units.

Before reading, check that the child knows the target sounds in this book and their corresponding letters. Readers should then be encouraged to use their phonic knowledge to read the word by blending the sounds together from left to right throughout the word (e.g. 'c' 'a' 't'---cat). Always encourage the reader to use pure sounds. These are the sounds of consonants without the added 'uh' sound (e.g. 'c' 'a' 't' not 'cuh' 'a' 'tuh'). Praise the child when they use their developing phonic knowledge to read new words.

Dandelion Launchers Set 1 Workbook
This spiral-bound, photocopiable workbook includes 7 chapters referencing the 7 stages in the Dandelion Launchers Set 1 books. Each lesson starts with an overview of each new sound. The activities include word-building cards, fill in the missing sounds, word trail cards, matching lower to upper case, fishing game, sentence dictation, retelling the story, stepping stones game, and dice game. The chapters end with a reading certificate and a spelling assessment.
166 pp., spiral-bound.



Set 1: Covers and page samples

Phonic Books Scope and Sequence



 


Item

Item No.

Description

Price

QTY

 

DDD-2337

Set 1: 1 set of 14 books


$45.00

Accessories (Sold Separately)

Item No.

Description

Price

QTY

 

DDD-3345

Dandelion Launchers Set 1 Workbook

$49.00

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