*Over 1,000 words presented in lively full-color illustrations to assure 100% comprehension. *Short easy-to-use lessons (10-15 minutes) that offer explicit phonics instruction to augment a variety of reading materials, form graded readers to authentic literature. * A flexible program designed to support core reading, language arts, or English language learning materials - not replace them. *Careful sequencing and instructional strategies to promote language learning skills in listening discrimination, pronunciation, and basic grammar. *Clear and concise teaching strategies to promote simple, effective instruction. The Teacher's Guide offers complete step-by-step instructional strategies for teaching phonemic awareness and phonics - especially valuable for teachers who may be using a strategic, explicit approach for the first time. * Phonics chants and rhymes for all lessons in the program * Reproducible activity masters including word cards and game cards * Vocabulary games and activities for expanded practice * Home/Family learning activities to promote family involvement * Phonics assessment tests for placement and measurement of student achievement * Student progress reports to document learners' developing phonics skills Workbook * Assure grade-appropriate instruction * Offer innovative options for multi-level classes * Build children's skills through stimulating reading, writing, and listening activities Word by Word Primary Tutor's Handbook Offers simple teaching suggestions (in English and Spanish) for parents, aides, cross-age tutors, and others providing the learner with one-to-one tutoring.