Ladders to Learning Series-Reading and Phonics Nursery (Second Edition) is designed to develop the pupils’ skill and ability to read and recognize each letter of the alphabet. It uses a systematic alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness approach wherein lessons are presented through colorful and motivating illustrations and the repetitive task of learning how to read and produce the sound of each letter of the alphabet.
The authors recognize the emerging literacy of a preschool child; thus, the worktext is provided with ample materials that address the needed pre-reading skills in order to read and write, and also develop an interest in books and increase vocabulary words. The worktext is divided into three units:
In unit 1, the pupils are introduced to basic reading skills such as learning how to look from left to right and from top to bottom. They are also introduced to basic picture-word association through the lessons in identifying things that are the same, things that are different, things that go together, and things that have missing parts. Unit 2 provides the pupils with plenty of practice in saying the names of pictures that begin with vowels. In unit 3, the activities are geared toward developing the pupils’ mastery of the consonants.