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The PAF Reading Series is comprised of seven beginning readers that follow the instructional sequence in the PAF Reading Program. The decodable text only contains sounds that have been taught, so that children can sound out the words. In addition, the repetition of the vocabulary allows children to develop recognition of common words, while the length of words and complexity of sentences gradually increases. The books provide the practice needed to develop accurate and fluent reading, as well as coherent stories that support effective reading strategies. These beautifully illustrated chapter books contain the basic elements of storytelling—character, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution which will improve children’s comprehension.

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Each chapter book has a corresponding skills book. They contain activities for teachers to provide direct instruction in phonemic awareness, decoding, word recognition, spelling, handwriting, vocabulary, and comprehension. They are not meant for the children to use independently, but rather under teacher supervision with discussion and immediate feedback.

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Each decodable chapter book in the PAF Reading Series has a corresponding Teacher Edition. The purpose of the Teacher Edition is to model:

• How often to ask questions
• Using higher-level language when asking questions
• Eliciting higher-level language from students during discussions
• A range of comprehension strategies
• Anticipating words or phrases that may cause confusion or comprehension difficulties

The Teacher Edition is not meant to be a script but rather a guide. Questioning techniques should ultimately be determined by the needs of the students.

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The PAF Teacher Handbook is a detailed guide for using the PAF Reading Program and is necessary to properly implement the program. The Handbook will tell you which skill to teach, and when and how to teach it. The Teacher Handbook includes:

• Clearly written, step-by-step instructions for teaching reading, spelling, and handwriting
• A sequence of over 200 lessons that include reading material for fluency and comprehension, as well as words, phrases, and sentences for spelling dictations
• Assessments to monitor progress
• Helpful instructional tips

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The card packs are an integral part of the PAF Reading Program. The Alphabet and Key Word Picture Cards contain illustrations of a key word for each new sound and the letter or letters that make the sound. The Review Packs contain letters, letter combinations, non-phonetic words, and homonyms. They are used at the beginning of each PAF lesson to review recently taught skills and any skills that children have not mastered. The cards in the Review Pack are used to develop automatic sound-symbol associations which are the foundation of fluent reading and spelling.

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