Fast Track Phonics, by Kaye Wiley, is a highly visual program centered around the activities of a lively "Phonics Team." Each unit contains carefully controlled high-frequency words embedded in the context of simple, decodable sentences, with clear illustrations to bolster new readers' comprehension and confidence. Features The Student Book uses the advantage of the Phonics Team to present: * Activities highlighting vowels, blends, digraphs, and dipthongs. * More than 400 high-frequency words illustrated in sentences. * Survival themes-sports, health, food, and shopping. * Grammar topics, including prepositions and verbs. * Ten engaging photo stories and photo plays for students to read and act out together. * Audiocassettes or audio CDs with chants, songs, readings, and photo stories and photo plays. * Colorful Phonics Cards to visually reinforce sounds and letters. * A comprehensive Teacher's Guide with phonetic awareness practice and a host of extension activities to engage older learners.