Introducing the first look into the Pecci Reading series with Pre-primer I. The reader begins the journey with funny, heart-warming stories. Twenty-five words are formally introduced. However, reading vocabulary will not be limited to these twenty-five words since students will be acquiring independent decoding skills as they progress through this reader which serves only as a springboard, from which students will be able to read any material on (and in most cases above) their academic level.
After 35 years of teaching reading-challenged children, Mary Pecci discovered her students fell into the same three reading TRAPS:
Difficulty making the transition from "decodable" text to "real English" text
Difficulty handling the numerous sounds for many letters and letter combinations
Difficulty handling the constant influx of "sight" words.
Mary designed Pre-Primers I, II, and III in the Pecci Reading Series as a companion to the At Last! A Reading Method for EVERY Child! instructional manual. These books are intended to help children AVOID the three traps and to successfully learn to read without a struggle. The series goes on to expand on this solid basic reading vocabulary foundation while maintaining 7 unique success factors detailed in the Pre-Primers. The Primer increases independent decoding skills by introducing the short and long vowel families with "e" on the end. The Reader completes the phonics code by introducing two vowels together and a COMPASS for independent reading.