Stepping Up In Reading, Book 1 is the first in the series of three Stepping Up books. This book is coordinated with the Merrill Readers A-D or can be used independently with any reading program.

Book 1 covers the following topics:

  • Short vowels and consonants (big, run, hot)
  • Short vowels with final blends, sh, ch and th (jump, bath, wish)
  • Short vowels in two syllable words (happen, lesson, rocket)
  • Compound words (laptop, backpack, himself)
  • The suffixes s, ing, ed, er, and es (thinking, rushed, fixes)
  • 20 non-phonetic words (was, they, said)
  • Sentences focus on different sentence types and basic grammar
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