Grade Phonics and Reading Curriculum
Spelling and Handwriting||
SE editions are available only, directly, from McRuffy Press.
sure a passion for reading develops requires laying a solid foundation for young
learners. At McRuffy Press, our 1st grade phonics and reading materials are designed
especially to build on what children have already learned to prepare them for
the years to come. We offer a product line that includes the materials parents
and teachers need to ensure success.
McRuffy Press learning materials are
ideal for home school programs, traditional schools and more. Our products, in
fact, are the classroom phonics materials of choice in schools throughout America
and beyond. From workbooks to phonics activities, we deliver a well-rounded curriculum
that helps students excel.
The SE Special Edition The current (©2007)
1st Grade Special Edition (SE) Phonics and Reading program is more
comprehensive than the original black and white curriculum, featuring
new lesson plans, new color workbooks divided by subject areas (a
Language and Reading workbook, and a Spelling and Phonics workbook),
six additional reading books, and a resource pack loaded full of
fun and useful materials. This is the 1st grade phonics and reading
curriculum that will help children succeed. McRuffy SE editions
are available only from McRuffy Press. Great program - Great
Black and White Curriculum The older (©1998), mass-market edition.
1st Grade SE
Phonics and Reading Curriculum (©2007):
- Thirty-four color books make reading fun and interesting.
Our reading books are specially written to coordinate with new 1st grade phonics
concepts. Students build fluency and comprehension skills through multiple readings
of the book throughout a week. Carefully scripted questions in the teacher's manual
help develop higher level thinking skills needed for advanced reading.
book features a word list on the back cover. Children practice words in isolation
and then read them in the context of the story. These humorous stories reinforce
the weekly 1st grade phonics concepts. All books are printed in color with cardstock
See sample books:
The Bug Bus
Wolf That Yelled Crow
- The SE Resource Pack contains reproducible tests, copy masters,
charts, and more. The colorful short and long vowel charts are now laminated in
the SE version. See
sample Resource Pack.
- Three new items are in the SE Resource Pack.
- The puppet cut-outs feature characters from the stories that can be colored
and made into stick puppets for creative story-telling.
- New SE table
top games: 5 new colorful games to practice reading skills and reinforce 1st grade
- Coloring sheet copy master for each story.
1st Grade SE PDF samples to view and print.
1st Grade Handwriting:
View samples of the 1st
Grade SE McRuffy Handwriting books which are sold separately.
Grade SE McRuffy Handwriting books are sold separately.
& White - 1st Grade (©1998) Phonics and Reading Curriculum:
- The Teacher's Manual
includes daily lesson plans, copy masters, and reference material. The 1st grade
phonics lessons are integrated with language, spelling, reading, and handwriting.
- Two workbooks provide a total of 160 pages of reading
and phonics activities.
- 28 McRuffy Readers These entertaining stories reinforce the
weekly 1st grade phonics concepts. All books are printed black
and white in the standard curriculum. Students may color the pages
after mastering each individual book.
Handwriting assignments are included in the Teacher's Manual.
Check out the optional First Grade McRuffy Handwriting
bookswhich provide additional tracing and practice exercises.
spelling lists are based upon phonics concepts.
- Short and long vowel review
blends (beginning and ending)
- Digraphs: th, ch, oo, ea (long e), oi,
oy, ow, aw
- Three letter blends
- Silent letters
- Two syllable words
- Parts of speech (see and do)
order (first letter)
- Proof reading
- Rhyming sentences
the correct tense
- Dividing syllables
and print samples of the black and white (©1998) lesson plans, worksheets, and the Scope and Sequence.
Our current SE edition (2007) offers the best value, and the latest, most thorough
The black and white, First Grade Phonics Curriculum (©1998) is
no longer available
as a kit through McRuffy Press.
However, individual replacement materials for the older black and white curriculum are still available below.
check out the First Grade
McRuffy Handwriting books.
Although the lesson plans give a daily handwriting
assignment that can be done on blank writing paper, the handwriting
books feature additional practice exercises and guidance arrows that show
the formation of the letters.
Not interested in a
full curriculum? Check out the Dynamic
Phonics Learning Book.
It includes 98 great lesson plans
and charts to teach all of the basic phonics concepts.
Sliders makes phonics a hands-on experience. These books contain 180
reproducible phonics drills.