EPS Phonics PLUS Student Edition A (Grade 1)



The Student Edition provides colorful, easy-to-follow, teacher-directed exercises in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing. Each book includes:

  Teacher-directed exercises in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing
  Letters to parents in each unit, in both English and Spanish
  Home – school connections to encourage parental involvement
  Sturdy key word cards for fluency practice and reinforcement activities
  Exposure to literature through contemporary poetry, folk and fairy tales, plays, and nursery rhymes. Text in social studies, science, and math are also featured.


Phonics PLUS is for all tiers of instruction and includes text, poems, plays and decodable readers in an engaging and interactive program that provides instruction within the context of regular classroom activities.

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Level A

EPS Phonics PLUS A provides a variety of interactive, dynamic exercises that review and expand upon concepts developed in Level K. Students apply their new skills to a variety of poems, plays, literature, and decodable stories.

Phonological Awareness

  • Identifying initial, final, and medial consonants and vowels
  • Segmenting and blending phonemes
  • Recognizing and producing rhyme
  • Syllables
  • Identifying and blending onset and rime


  • Automaticity practice
  • Repeated readings
  • Read-alouds
  • Choral reading
  • Partner reading and Reader’s Theater

Alphabet Awareness

  • Recognizing and naming letters
  • Alphabetical order
  • Capital and lowercase letter discrimination
  • Consonant and vowel discrimination

Vocabulary and Word Analysis

  • Using picture and context clues
  • High frequency words
  • Homophones
  • Contractions and compound words
  • Open and closed syllables

Concepts of Print

  • Concept of word and sentence
  • Track print left to right and top to bottom


  • Writing letters of the alphabet
  • Words and sentences
  • Stories and poems


  • Sound-to-symbol correspondence
  • Blending onset/rime and phonemes
  • Consonants (initial and final)
  • Digraphs and blends (initial and final)
  • Short and long vowels
  • Vowel digraphs and diphthongs
  • r-controlled vowels
  • y as a vowel and broad a
  • Silent letters
  • Word families
  • CVC, CVVC, and CVCe words
  • Spelling


  • Context clues
  • Think-alouds and visualization
  • Sequencing and predicting
  • Following directions
  • Literal recall and retelling
  • Story structure: beginning-middle-end
  • Critical thinking
  • KWL
  • QAR

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 1 in
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