Teacher's Guide 4 Horizons Kindergarten Phonics and Reading is a phonetically-based word recognition and early reading curriculum. Students learn to identify the name and sounds of letters through stories and picture associations. Basic concepts are taught through brightly illustrated readers that emphasize comprehension and language skills. Subjects include the alphabet and letter sounds, consonants and vowels, blended sounds, reading, spelling, rhyming, sequence, nouns, verbs, pronouns, and contractions. Ideal for the reading-ready student. Manuscript style of writing is used for letter formation practice.