Contents

Letter Sounds 1 Beginning Sounds 2 “C” and “G” Review 3 Ending Sounds 4 Middle Sounds 5 Two Letters, One Sound! Review 6 Short Vowels 7 Long Vowels 8 Why “Y”? Review All about Words 9 Compound Words 10 Contraction Action 11 Syllables 12 Plurals Review 50 54 56 60 66 2 12 14 16 20 22 24 26 36 46 48 13 Words to Know 14 More Words to Know 15 Words That Go Together Review Reading Comprehension 16 The Big Idea 17 It’s All in the Details 18 Order of Events 20 Making Predictions 21 Facts and Opinions Review Answers 84 90 96 108 112 116 119 68 72 76 82

19 Reading between the Lines 102

Beginning Sounds Starting Line
SAY the name of each picture and LISTEN to its beginning sound. WRITE the letter to complete each word. Then READ each word out loud.

1

ike ed

esk
6 7

2

us

3

ish

ork
8 9

oat
4 5

oll

og

um
10

2

Beginning Sounds Maze Crazy!

1

Help the bee get to the hive. DRAW a line through the maze to connect the pictures whose names begin with the b, d, or f sound.

3

Beginning Sounds Sounds and Words
SAY the name of the picture in each row and LISTEN to its beginning sound. CIRCLE the word or words in the row that have the same beginning sound.

1.

quick jeans kite mop gas

quit gum kick fan keep

fun jam goat hand zip

2.

3.

4.

5.

4

Beginning Sounds What’s My Word?
SAY the name of each picture. CIRCLE the word that matches the picture.

1

1.

2.

hand
3.

jam
4.

rang

king

queen
5.

nail
6.

jump

jar

kite
7.

tent
8.

girl

quilt

hat

fall

jug

key
5

Beginning Sounds What Starts My Name?
SAY the name of each picture. WRITE the correct word for each picture under the letter that makes its beginning sound. LOOK at the word box for help. leaf net pan mop pig log mat nose

l

m

n
nose

p

6

Beginning Sounds Picture Match

1

READ each sentence and FIND the matching picture. WRITE the correct number in the box.

I see a ladybug on a leaf. 2. The milk is on the mat. 3. The nest is next to the net. 4. I ate pizza and pie for lunch.
1.

7

Beginning Sounds Starting Line
SAY the name of each picture and LISTEN to its beginning sound. WRITE the letter to complete each word. Then READ each word out loud.

ent
1

eal
6 7

ing
2

ix ed ub

ooth
3

8

ooster
4

9

omato
5

aw
10

8

Beginning Sounds Double Cross

1

SAY the name of each picture and LISTEN to its beginning sound. DRAW a line from each picture to its name.

rake sun tooth sink tie sock

rose tape top rock rug seal
9

Beginning Sounds What Starts My Name?
SAY the name of each picture. WRITE the correct word for each picture under the letter that makes its beginning sound. LOOK at the word box for help. zipper van wig yo-yo web yellow vase zebra

v

w

y

z

10

Beginning Sounds Word Connection

1

SAY the name of the picture. CIRCLE the letters that make its name. WRITE the word. Then READ the word out loud.

ve t ca n van
1

m e s b w i mf v u p t
2

t o n g
3

x- l a y h r u p
4

g e r n y a m c
5

z e p u s i r o
6

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