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The Family Readers Storybooks

Book Covers & Lessons Taught in Set 2

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Set 2 Book 1 (Kim)  
Set 2—Book 1 Comments
Title: Kim
  • This book gives practice and repetition for the short “i” vowel with very simple words.

  • Kim's name and personality develops.

  • Students see the first appearance of the bee at the pit.

  • Introduction to punctuation marks

Value:Friendship
New Words:big, end, fit, Kim, Kim's
Consonants:k
Vowels:short a-i
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about making things.

Set 2 Book 2 (The Kit)  
Set 2—Book 2 Comments
Title: The Kit
  • Practice sentences with the short “i”.

  • Kim's (possessive) is used as a second possessive experience.

  • Kim's adventure with the big kit is highlighted.

Value:Work
New Words:a, bit, dig, digs, if, it, not
Consonants:g, s
Vowels:short a-i
Sight Words:a
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about work.

Set 2 Book 3 (The Big Pit)  
Set 2—Book 3 Comments
Title: The Pit
  • His ("s" is pronounced "z") is introduced

  • The question on the last page projects into the next book: "How was Kim able to finish digging the pit?"

Value:Cooperation
New Words:his, lid, pits, sits
Consonants: 
Vowels:short a-i
Sight Words:a
Conversation Skills:

After reading this book, talk about getting help from others.


Set 2 Book 4 (The Tin Lid)  
Set 2—Book 4 Comments
Title: The Tin Lid
  • A review of the first three books is given.

  • Hypen words like "dim-lit" and "zig-zag" are introduced.

  • Included is a humorous story of Razz trying to fit into the pit with Max and Kim.

Value:Dealing with Frustration
New Words:dim, gab, hid, pass, rim, sit, tin, will
Consonants:w, _ll, _ss
Vowels:short a-i
Sight Words:of
Conversation Skills:

After reading this book, talk about solving problems.


Set 2 Book 5 (Fizz Mix)  
Set 2—Book 5 Comments
Title: Fix Mix
  • Word endings with double consonants (one sound), such as "add", "fizz", and "pill" are given.

  • Children's imaginations cause interesting happenings.

Value:Cooperation
New Words:add, bad, fix, fizz, jamm, into, mix, pill, sip, tip, tad
Consonants:j, _dd, _zz
Vowels:short a-i
Sight Words:on
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about cooperation.

Set 2 Book 6 (Fizz in the Pit)  
Set 2—Book 6 Comments
Title: Fizz in the Pit
  • A review of short "a" and "i" words is given.

  • The fun in this book is typical of children's humor.

  • These stories help readers see that before the fun comes work.

  • Creative problem solving evolves.

  • Not all solutions to problems turn out as expected.

Value:Resourcefullness
New Words:dips, fill, fills, gabs, hip, rid, tip
Consonants:_lls, _ps, _bs
Vowels:short a-i
Sight Words:onto
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk bout cleaning up a mess.
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