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SE editions are available only, directly, from McRuffy Press.
Teach a child to read and a whole world of adventure opens up for them. At McRuffy Press it is our honor to help youngsters discover a love of reading. Our kindergarten phonics and reading curriculum products are meant build a solid foundation so students can excel.
Kindergarten Phonics And Reading Curriculum With Spelling And Handwriting
SE (Special Edition) The new Kindergarten Special
Edition (SE) Phonics and Reading program is more comprehensive
than the original black and white curriculum for teaching kindergarten
phonics. It features new lesson plans, new color workbooks, and
a resource pack full of fun and useful materials. This edition,
which is ideal for home school programs and traditional classrooms
is available exclusively from McRuffy Press with a special introductory
price. Great program - Great Value!
package now available!
The kindergarten phonics transition package is simply the second half of the full Kindergarten SE Curriculum. This includes lessons 91 to 175 and the supporting material. This option is provided for children who have a good grasp of such kindergarten phonics concepts as short vowel words, but need additional instruction with long vowel words in order to begin the McRuffy First Grade SE Phonics and Reading program. Lessons 91 to 110 review and reinforce short vowel word skills. Students start learning long vowel words in lesson 111 beginning with long a.
If you have purchased, or are purchasing, the full kindergarten phonics curriculum you do not need to purchase the transition package. All items in this package are included in the full Kindergarten SE version.
Black and White Our older (© 1993), mass-market edition.
SE Phonics and Reading Curriculum:
The kindergarten phonics materials in this package include:
- The SE Teacher's Manual includes daily lesson plans and reference material, making it ideal for home school programs and classroom phonics. The lesson plans are easy to follow with light scripting, thumbnail sketches of workbook pages, reduced-size pictures from the reading books with story text to allow you to follow along. See sample lesson
- Two SE Workbooks (now with laminated covers) provide over 175 colorful worksheets, including phonics activities. Activities cover spelling, phonics, reading comprehension, and weekly assessments. . See
sample workbook pages.
- Ten First Step Color Readers are four-page
books that give the child an easy and early experience in
reading a book.
- Twenty McRuffy Readers range from 8 to
15 pages. These humorous stories reinforce the weekly kindergarten
phonics concepts. All books are printed in color with cardstock
- The SE Resource Pack contains flashcards
for additional practice and game playing. Over 360 flashcards
are printed 24 cards to a sheet and require cutting. The
colorful short and long vowel charts are now laminated in
the SE version. See
sample Resource Pack.
- We haven't forgotten those children who like to color.
Three new items are in the SE Resource Pack.
- The puppet cut-outs feature characters from the stories
that can be colored and made into stick puppets for
creative story-telling. This activity reinforces kindergarten
phonics by making lessons more fun and hands on.
- Ruff's Pre-Writing Flip and Draw provides numerous
tracing and coloring activities on reproducible pages,
or use the unique flip out page and dry-erase markers
(Markers are not included.)
- Coloring sheet copy master for each story.
- Now included in the Resource Pack is the SE Games Pack.
Game titles are: Wiggle Worm, Reading Baseball, Ruff's Lunch,
Go Bananas!, and The Fish Pond. These feature laminated
game boards, game pieces, and game cards
- Handwriting assignments are included in the Teacher's Manual to round out kindergarten phonics. Check out the optional Kindergarten McRuffy Handwriting books which provide additional tracing and practice exercises.
Kindergarten PDF samples to view and print.
Are you past short vowels, but need to teach long vowels
to get ready for
See the transition package
View samples of the Kindergarten
McRuffy Handwriting books which are sold separately.
McRuffy Handwriting books are sold separately.
Transition package option is
The transition package is simply the second half of the full Kindergarten SE Curriculum and builds on the kindergarten phonics taught.
This option is provided for children who have a good grasp of short vowel words, but need additional instruction with long vowel words in order to begin the McRuffy First Grade SE Phonics and Reading program with a solid mastery of kindergarten phonics.
Lessons 91 to 110 will review and reinforce short vowel word skills.
- Students will start learning long vowel words in lesson 111 beginning with long a.
(If you have purchased, or are purchasing, the full kindergarten phonics curriculum you do not need to purchase the transition package. All items in this package are included in the full Kindergarten SE version.)
Transition Handwriting books sold separately:
More Stories for Beginning Readers:
Pond Pals (Ruff's Readers Vol 1)
The original McRuffy Readers
are now available in a brand new collection. Pond Pals is a collection of six
stories. Children will read about the adventures of Sam the fish and his friends,
Gus the frog and Sal the salamander. Children will also read about Ruff the dog,
Tuff the cat, and Violet the flower. Each story features large, friendly print
and delightful black and white illustrations.
The stories emphasize reading
vocabulary for students at the early stages of learning to read. At the beginning
of each story is a word list. The reading vocabulary progresses between stories
to review and build reading skills as well as providing enjoyable material for
young children to read.
Adventures with Ruff (Ruff's Readers Vol 2)
The original McRuffy Readers
are now available in a brand new collection. Adventures with Ruff is a collection
of six stories. The stories tell the exciting adventures of Ruff the dog and his
friends, Tuff the cat, and Violet the flower. Children will read about a big race,
a mouse hunt, and an egg rescue by Ruff the dog. Each story features large, friendly
print and delightful black and white illustrations.
The stories emphasize
reading vocabulary for students at the early stages of learning to read. At the
beginning of each story is a word list. The reading vocabulary progresses between
stories to review and build reading skills as well as providing enjoyable material
for young children to read.
& White - Kindergarten (©1993) Phonics and Reading Curriculum:
This older version of the kindergarten phonics and reading curriculum includes such features as:
Handwriting assignments are included in the Teacher's Manual.
Check out the optional Kindergarten McRuffy Handwriting
books which provide additional tracing and practice exercises.
The weekly spelling lists are based upon kindergarten phonics concepts.
and Language Concepts Taught:
- Short vowel sounds
- Long vowel sounds (basic patterns)
- Consonant and vowel
diagraphs: sh, oa, ay, ee
- Consonant blends: st, gr, mp
- Color words
and print sample lesson plans, worksheets, and the Scope and Sequence.
Our current SE edition (2007) offers the best value, and the latest, most thorough
The black and white, Kindergarten Phonics Curriculum (©1993) is
no longer available
as a kit through McRuffy Press.
However, individual replacement materials for the older black and white curriculum are still available below.
Although the lesson plans give a daily handwriting assignment that can be done on blank writing paper, the handwriting books feature additional practice exercises and guidance arrows that show the formation of the letters.
Not interested in a full curriculum? Check out the Dynamic Phonics Learning Book.
It includes 98 great lesson plans and charts to teach all of the basic kindergarten phonics concepts.
McRuffy Sliders makes kindergarten phonics a hands-on experience. These books contain 180 reproducible phonics drills.