Already producing high assessment scores, happy children and happy teachers, this expanded guide starts with a game-like 18-day Fast Track for a-z knowledge which positively affects the rest of the school year. In-depth study of letter shapes, sounds and word building follows, with high teacher/pupil interactivity. Comprising of 87 of the 180 step-by-step daily lessons, the guide provides whole group, small group and independent work guidelines and additional VAKT emphasis. Expanded Assessment and careful Intervention provision helps children in need of additional support. The balance of the 180 lesson plans are completed in Volume 2 Teacher's Guide.