C550 Kindergarten/Pre-First Teacher's Kit
(Recommended for students ages 4-6)

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Includes:  The same Teacher's Manual (2 volumes) as C500, Parent Involvement Pack (black line), Appendix with games and activities, large-print reverse listening cards, Kindergarten most common words poster, 2 wall-size posters covering only the material up through the blends, vowel poster, 2 flip charts, Enrichment CD with teacher helps and a portable carrying case.

Teacher's Manual (for Kindergarten Use)

This kit includes the same basic manual as described in the Basic Teacher's Kit. For Kindergarten use, the teacher presents the method only through the first volume. Students are taught to blend or "slide" consonant and vowel sounds together, and then form words. The manual guides instruction through the entire alphabet, including consonant blends (optional). Specific instruction for Kindergarten teachers is included throughout the manual.

Enrichment CD-ROM

This CD-ROM provides step-by-step instruction for using the method and materials. Video footage is also included demonstrating the direct instruction method. Student Involvement Material masters, included on the CD-ROM, print directly from the computer.

Reverse Listening Cards

Large-print Reverse Listening Cards are used to test knowledge of consonants, vowels, "slides," three-letter words, sight words, consonant blends and blend words. Like regular Reverse Listening Cards, these are color-coded to specific sections in the manual.

Four Wall-Size Posters

The posters show:

Two Flip Charts

Using blends and single letters of the alphabet, the hands-on flip charts show students how different sounds and words are formed by changing beginning, middle and ending letter combinations.


This fantastic addition to our manual provides games, reading and writing activities, flash cards, and instructions for teachers to implement these activities in the classroom. Included are 28 small stories that can be copied and folded into "Little Books" to send home with children.

Parent Involvement Pack

This pack provides practice pages for students to complete at home as they progress. When parents understand the methods and can work with students at home, students' success rates are enhanced

Portable Carrying Case

This light, durable case contains all the Teacher's Kit materials, keeping them safe, organized, and handy.