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Essentials Reader Classroom 20-Student Starter Set

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Add fluency practice, reading comprehension, and composition to your Essentials instruction 

Everything you need to teach The Essentials Reader, with materials for 20 students! Save 10% on all teacher and student materials.

Package SKU: PERSS20

The Essentials Reader Classroom Starter Set is recommended for:

  • Second through Fifth Grade classes beginning Logic of English Essentials as their main ELA curriculum for Spelling, Grammar, Vocabulary, and Reading
  • Middle School classes teaching Essentials for Spelling, Grammar, and Vocabulary, as a reading supplement for struggling readers within the class 
  • Remedial Reading classes for ages 8 to adult that are using Essentials 
  • Learn more about using Essentials in your setting

What's Included?

This set includes everything you need to teach 20 students using The Essentials Reader - at 10% off!

Teacher Materials

Reusable Student Materials - student copies plus one teacher copy

Student Consumables - student copies plus one teacher copy

Teaching More than 20 Students?

For additional students, add: 

About The Essentials Reader

Engage the interest and build the confidence of struggling readers!

Thirty high-interest passages controlled for the phonics and language concepts students are learning in Essentials. When using the Reader in conjunction with Essentials, students are able to successfully sound out every word, with no sight words or guessing, thereby building fluency and confidence. The Essentials Reader Teacher's Guide and Student Activity Book provide comprehension questions, pre- and post-reading activities, handwriting practice, and composition exercises, making The Essentials Reader a complete reading comprehension and composition program for upper elementary grades or struggling readers of any age. 

These texts are designed with the older student in mind. While many early readers appear "babyish" to an older student, The Essentials Reader engages students with topics such as sports, history, science, and inspiring biographies. In addition, The Essentials Reader supports students in developing fluency with the tools they are learning in Essentials, teaches academic vocabulary, and develops comprehension skills.

  • High-interest texts written for older students!
  • No sight words! - when introduced with the corresponding Essentials lessons
  • Phonics controlled
  • Natural language
  • Fiction and non-fiction texts, including poems, a recipe, short stories, and informational texts
  • Diverse topics such as sports, science, technology, and biographies
  • Engaging illustrations and call-outs
  • Scheduled as optional reading practice in the Essentials curriculum
  • Pre-reading word lists marked with Logic of English spelling analysis markings
  • Academic vocabulary
  • Texts grow in length as students progress in ability 

Recommended for

    • Ages 8 to adult
    • As a reading comprehension and composition curriculum for Grades 3-6
    • Older struggling readers
    • Students with dyslexia
    • Students who are using Essentials or another complete phonics curriculum to strengthen basic reading skills.

      Learn More

      High-Interest, Controlled Texts

      1. Ten Quips
      2. Buck Got Stuck
      3. Acorns for Peter
      4. Bed Racing
      5. Wombats
      6. Futnet
      7. Just Call Her Shelly
      8. Weather
      9. Astronauts
      10. Molasses Banana Bread
      11. Felix the Frog
      12. Stars of the Sea
      13. The Toothpick Fighters
      14. William Kamkwamba
      15. Geothermal Energy
      16. The Tale of Paul Bunyan
      17. The Story of Chocolate
      18. A Perilous Escape
      19. Robert Smalls
      20. The Milkmaid, the Brothers, and the Lessons They Learned
      21. An Open Letter to the Banyan Tree
      22. The Boy Who Wanted a Drum
      23. The Message of the Drum
      24. Grace Murray Hopper
      25. Iditarod
      26. Togo
      27. Billy Mills
      28. Sepak Takraw
      29. Robert Louis Stevenson
      30. Biddy Mason

      You will also need:

      • Essentials These reading passages are designed to accompany Essentials lessons and provide practice with the reading and spelling concepts introduced.

      Product Details

      The Essentials Reader

      • Full color
      • 184 pages
      • Hardcover

      Essentials Reader Teacher's Guide

      • 102 pages
      • Full color
      • Paperback

      Essentials Reader Student Activity Book

      • 204 pages
      • Black and white
      • Paperback

      Weight (full set): 50.7 lb.

      These items may also be purchased individually, or in a digital format with a classroom license (learn more about Logic of English PDFs).

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