For over 25 years, Melvine Groves greatly enjoyed teaching pre-K1 to 4th grades until 2012, when she retired. Her class sizes were up to 28. According to her, it is, and was, rewarding to have been and to be a part of children learning, and them having successful beginning reading experiences.
Melvine Groves authored the book, Workbook for Basic Phonics: Words & Reading for Pre-K1 to Complement Other Educational Programs.
All teachers and parents want their children to enjoy learning and to have a successful beginning reading experience. The activities on the pages of this Workbook will help to develop skills and self-confidence for a successful beginning. This is a workbook to be used as a “giving helper” and as an introduction to basic lessons taught by a teacher-student partnership or by a student-helping-student partnership.
Here’s a review from David McClendon:
The Workbook For Basic Phonics: Words & Reading for Pre-K1 by Melvine Groves is an excellent guide for young children to learn numbers, colors, words, letters, and pretty much everything a pre-K1 student is expected to know, all in one book. The colors are very bold. The exercises are fun and engaging. We give Workbook for Basic Phonics all five stars. We think it will make an excellent tool for teachers.
In 2018, she revised the book with a title: Teacher-Parent-Student Workbook for Learning and Teaching Basic Phonics.