Graded Readers Phonic A (Beginner)
Suitable for children between 4 and 7 years.
Graded Readers A, B and C, and their accompanying Workbooks, are intended for use at the kindergarten level when pupils can recognise most of the letters of the English alphabet and are able to reproduce some of them, if not at all.
The booklets are phonic in the sense that only one vowel sound is focused on at a time. This restriction ensures that the users learn only one vowel sound in the context of a limited set of consonant sounds. Thus, the reading task is considerably lightened even for dyslexic children, making reading a pleasant experience. Another attraction of the booklets is the variety of reading tasks which range from reading two-letter words to full statements and questions.
And, of course, the beautiful illustrations enhance the interest and encourage children to read the books.
The booklets and subsequent ones have emerged from a decade of trialing and re-writing.
Mrs. Faustina Baaba Hyde is a retired Senior Lecturer of the University of Ghana. She began her teaching career in Achimota Senior High schools where she taught English language and Literature. Many years later she was promoted and then transferred to Presbyterian Boys’ and Sixth Form Science College as its first Assistant Headmistress. For the brief period of two years while she was Assistant Headmistress, she also handled English Literature at the Sixth Form level. In the University, she taught Remedial English for as long a period as she had taught in the secondary schools: thus her working life has been shared almost equally between the middle and the higher institutions.
She holds a B.A (Hons.) degree in English and M.Phil in Linguistics.
Since she retired from the University of Ghana, she has devoted her time to addressing reading and writing problems among primary school pupils. Her previous experiences of teaching at the secondary and tertiary levels uniquely place her in a position to anticipate, diagnose and remedy problems related to reading comprehension and writing skills in English.
The Graded Reader series are the crown of thirty six years of formal teaching of English.