Reduce your planning time with 36 carefully structured weekly Units of instruction, ordered in a logical, cumulative sequence with plenty of reading and spelling practice in a review of phonic patterns, an introduction of new ones and a gradual but steady addition of high-frequency sight words. More stories and two Reading Theater plays combine recently learned decodable words with fresh vocabulary in a confidence building sequence for developing fluency. Every lesson includes activities for whole class teaching, small instructional groups, independent and partner work, and homework. A strong Assessment component and Intervention strategies provide additional reasons for teachers' success using this guide. The accompanying CD provides a wealth of supportive materials.