An exciting new title in Black Dog's best-selling Get Ready for School series!For nearly a decade, and with over 730,000 copies in print, the Get Ready for School series has been a staple for parents seeking to prepare their children for the challenges of the upcoming school year. Each title in the series reinforces essential, age-appropriate skills, recognized by educators nationwide, through fun and engaging activities. Previous books in the series laid the foundation of early learning skills from pre-K through first grade. This new book take kids into the next phase of learning. Get Ready for First Grade: Spelling, Writing, and Reading builds confidence and skills with activities that help kids recognize long and short vowels, silent letters, action words, contractions, adjectives and adverbs, singular and plural, word families, opposites, the parts of a sentence, sight words, and proper names, among other topics. With more than 300 pages of activities and thousands of illustrations Get Ready for First Grade: Spelling, Writing, and Reading, will keep kids coming back for more over and over again.