Review: Workbook for Basic Phonics by Melvine Groves

This book begins with verbally being able to identify colors and then identifying the color words. Melvine puts in the supplemental material for learning the alphabet, digraphs, and vowel sounds. She included activities where students will point, circle, or write colors, numbers, or letters. Also, she uses red to help with identifying vowel sounds. At the end of the book, she has sentences written out for the student to read. The one unique aspect of this workbook is the author’s use of color to help maintain the attention of the students.

The audience of the workbook could be any teacher who is working with pre-kindergarten age students up to first grade. The workbook also may benefit anyone who is working with special education students that need extra repetition of skills.

Overall, this workbook would be useful to reinforce or practice phonics skills that students are learning.

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About the Author. For over 30 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.