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The Family Readers Storybooks

Book Covers & Lessons Taught in Set 4

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Set 4 Book 1 (Kim's Bug)  
Set 4—Book 1 Comments
Title: Kim's Bug Practice and repetition for the short "u" vowel is provided with very simple words.
A favorite Hum-Bug introduces the short "u".
Value:Discovery
New Words:bug, sub, tub, rug, jug, hum
Consonants: 
Vowels:short a-i-o-u
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about pretending.

Set 4 Book 2 (Max's Hum-Bug)  
Set 4—Book 2 Comments
Title: Max's Hum-Bug Students practice short sentences with the short "u" sound.
A Hum-Bug has fun.
Value:Enjoyment
New Words:fun, mug
Consonants: 
Vowels:short a-i-o-u
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about having fun.

Set 4 Book 3 (Fizz Mud)  
Set 4—Book 3 Comments
Title: Fizz Mud This book provides a phonics review of previous storybooks. Reality for Kim sets in from the pit experience.
Value:Cleanliness
New Words:dug, mud, run, up, cup, Buzz, dip, fill, but, too
Consonants:_mm
Vowels:short a-i-o-u
Sight Words:Too
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about baths (cleanliness).

Set 4 Book 4 (The Sub)  
Set 4—Book 4 Comments
Title: The Sub Another phonics review is given.
Kim engages in imaginative play.
Value:Imagination
New Words:dab, sob, cog, rub, dud, hiss, plan
Consonants:pl_
Vowels:short a-i-o-u
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about things that float.

Set 4 Book 5 (The Whiz-Kid)  
Set 4—Book 5 Comments
Title: The Whiz-Kid A review with "ck" ending is given. The compound word (cannot) is introduced.
Kim imagines herself as someone powerful and heroic. Reading about Kim as a Whiz-Kid makes reading enjoyable.
Value:Role Models
New Words:Whiz-Kid, dock, tuck, jab, rag, tub
Consonants:wh_, _nn, pl_
Vowels:short a-i-o-u
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about heroes.

Set 4 Book 6 (The Tub)  
Set 4—Book 6 Comments
Title: The Tub This book provides a good word review.
It takes more than imagination to accomplish a task—it takes work.
Value:Work
New Words:pin, dot, map, sun, at, get, hug, buff, lots, or, tag, mom, yell
Consonants:y, _ll, _ff, _zz, _ss
Vowels:short a-i-o-u
Sight Words:yell, OK
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about helping.
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