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There are 26 books in this collection – one for every letter of the alphabet. Included with this collection is a list of 75 Kindergarten/First Grade sight words that are used in the books and that can be added to a classroom word wall after being introduced while reading the books in a small reading group. After four pages of simple, predictable text that is centered around the letter being reviewed, there are two pages with lines and marked starting points for both the upper and lowercase letter that the book focuses on. There are spaces to practice writing four letters on four sets of lines, each set consisting of four lines (top, center, bottom, and lower). This collection of books can be used as a stand alone handwriting program or as extra practice throughout the year after the correct formation of the upper and lowercase letters have been introduced using a handwriting program such as Handwriting Without Tears© or Fundations©. The guided reading portion of the book can be used to provide a way for students to practice their reading and to introduce grade level vocabulary and sight words. By reading and practicing these books, they will be learning about the basic features of print, to follow the words from left to right, top to bottom, and page to page. Reading these simple books reinforces their knowledge that words are separated by spaces, that words have meaning, and that they can read a text with purpose and understanding. Then, after the children have learned how to read the books during a small group reading lesson at school, they have the opportunity to practice reading them to each other, to color in their own books, and then to take the books home to keep and to read to other people outside of school.