The Beginner Kit is the first in the series to focus on the acquisition of high frequency words. These words are derived from the most commonly used words in the English language.
Included in kit:
A fully comprehensive manual
Resource CD with over 120 downloadable activities
6 X 10 sets of high frequency words
Picture books to match sets one and two
Space to add individual activities or personal books
The manual provided steps through the implementation of the Beginner Kit as well as outlining the research behind the program. There are 10 sets that make up the Beginner Kit. Each set focuses on learning 6 high frequency words. In total, the Beginner Kit teaches 60 words.
The kit contains individual word cards and matching mats that are required to complete the activities. Two of each word card and three matching mats are included for each set of words. The instructional manual steps through how to use these as a part of the teaching process.
Reading Books have also been included to accompany Set 1 and Set 2 in the Beginner Kit. These books reinforce the words being learnt through two books, one easy and one hard. Four books in total are included in the Beginner Kit. For the remaining sets (3-10) it is recommended that additional books are developed or sourced by the user.
A resource disc is included as a part of the Beginner Kit. The resource disc includes digital files for Activity Sheets (120 pages in total), Checklist to monitor student progress, Blank Word Card Templates, Leapfrog Lilypad Template, Swat the Word, Fly Template, Bingo Template, Puzzle Template. Templates are included for games such as Leap Frog and Swat The Word. These are fun and interactive games that are explained in the manual. These games are designed to keep students engaged and ensure that learning is fun and enjoyable for them.
Worksheets have been included on the resource CD. There are two pages of activities for each word included in the kit. The writing activities are designed to help develop students understanding of the link between reading and writing. When learning to read each new word, it is recommended that the student is also learning how to write this word.