Skills Covered

  1. Single Consonants
    • Initial Consonants
    • Final Consonants
  2. Consonant and Digraph Blends
    • ah
    • th
    • ch
    • wh
    • st
    • fr
    • fl
    • cr
    • sn
    • pl
    • gr
    • tr
    • ck
    • ng
    • nd
    • sm
    • br
    • bl
    • cl
    • sl
    • dr
    • sc, sk
    • pr
    • sp
    • sw
    • tw
    • gl
    • str
    • scr
    • spr
    • thr
    • shr
    • spl
    • qu, squ
    • wr, kn, mb
    • nt
    • nk
    • lt
    • mp
    • ld
    • ft
    • nch
    • lk
    • pt
    • ct
    • ce, ge, dge
  3. Phonograms
    • AR
    • OR
    • ER
    • IR
    • UR
  4. Short Vowels
  5. Long Vowels
    • a(e)
    • i(e)
    • o(e)
    • u(e)
    • oe
    • ue
    • y
  6. Digraphs
    • AI
    • AY
    • OW (know)
    • OA
    • EE
    • EA (sea)
    • OW (how)
    • OO (look)
    • OO (boot)
    • AW
    • EW
    • EY
    • OI, OY
    • OU
    • AU
    • ED (head)
    • IGH
    • IGHT
    • OUGHT
    • AUGHT
  7. Word Analysis in Context

2nd Level - Stories Old and New

Reading Development Series


$36.97CAD / $33.57USD - #W3202  
This kit includes:
• Stories Old and New Reader
• Stories Old and New Workbook
• Stories Old and New Workbook Answer Key

The three items in this kit and a full Language Arts kit with Climbing to Good English are available for individual purchase below.




$19.97CAD / $17.97USD - #W3550  
• 323 page hardcover reader
• Contains 28 poems
• Contains 43 stories
• Features a tightly controlled vocabulary
• Illustrated with full colour and black and white pictures
• Includes a word list and a listing of Canadian/American spelling differences



$6.97CAD / $6.47USD - #W3512  
• consumable paperback workbook
• 128 pages
• contains 10 progress tests and six vocabulary tests
• features a tightly controlled vocabulary



$11.97CAD / $10.97USD - #W3513  
• paperback
• 128 pages

The Teacher Edition of the Stories Old and New Workbook is a copy of the workbook with the answers filled in.




Skills Covered
  1. Phonics skills reinforced
  2. Penmanship improvement practised
  3. Capitalizing
    1. Sentences
    2. Names of people
    3. Places
    4. Days
    5. Months
    6. Holidays
  4. Punctuating
    1. Ends of sentences
    2. Abbreviations
    3. Initials
    4. Greetings and closings of letters
    5. Dates
    6. After yes and no
  5. Writing
    1. Original sentences
    2. Letters
    3. Stories
    4. Book reports
  6. Grammar
    1. Nouns
    2. Verbs
    3. Modifiers
    4. Prepositions
    5. Prepositional phrases
    6. Practising correct usage of some verb forms
  7. Working with Words
    1. Compound words
    2. Plurals
    3. Contractions
    4. Possessives
    5. Suffixes
    6. Prefixes
    7. Synonyms
    8. Antonyms
    9. Homonyms
  8. Dictionary skills
    1. Reading re-spellings
    2. Using re-spellings for pronunciation
    3. Using the dictionary
  9. Syllabication
    1. Dividing words into syllables
    2. Listening for accents

Climbing to Good English

By: SchoolAid

Climbing to Good English 2 combines phonics with language skills and grammar. The first 29 pages are review of level one. From there on English is taught with some phonics review on many pages. Use one page a day, in either one or two sessions each day, whichever you deem best for your situation.

If you have an older student who is weak in phonics and basic language skills, use this book for a quick review. At five pages per day the student can be finished this book in two months.



$52.97CAD / $48.27USD
#WS3202  
This kit includes:
• Stories Old and New Reader
• Stories Old and New Workbook
• Stories Old and New Workbook Answer Key
• Climbing to Good English Level 2 Workbook
• Climbing to Good English Level 2 Teacher

Items in this kit are available for individual purchase



$5.97CAD / $5.47USD - #3502  
• consumable paperback workbook
• 174 pages


$10.97CAD / $9.97USD - #3503  
• paperback
• 174 pages

The Teacher Edition is a copy of the student workbook with the answers printed in red. It also includes some suggestions for grading. This book is helpful for saving time in marking but is not absolutely necessary.