With its phonic base, this series has been designed for both adult and children learning to read. The features of each title are: the use of simple words that "work" by being sounded out; games and activities to make learning fun; the mastery over key words needed for literacy; a variety of methods for teaching of reading; and teaching notes to show how each page can best be used. The first book "Reading Readiness", contains activity sheets for children which cover the foundation skills needed when learning to read. It also includes two reading tests which can be copied for use in the homes or at school.
Part 1 Preface: how parents and guardians can help their children. Part 2 Children's activity pages: handling materials; seeing the differences; hearing the differences; left-to-right and top-to-bottom orientation; comprehension and general knowledge; language awareness; number appreciation. Part 3 Teacher notes: notes on activity pages and readiness skills; practice exercise; instructions and scoring for the practice exercise; Readiness Estimation And Diagnostic test; instructions and scoring for the READ test; analysis of the READ test, and special problems; record sheet for the class.