Fingertip Books™ consist of:

1. •Five sets of Student Books with Teacher Manuals

2. •Activity Sheets and three Spelling Books


They are based on the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach to teaching reading.   

These books would still benefit teachers who are not trained in O-G because they provide a systematic phonics format to follow.       


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Kindergarten


Beginning Level


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Kindergarten Samples

Kindergarten Level Book

Each lesson consists of a ready to copy Student Sheet and a section in the Teacher Manual which gives the teacher pertinent information about the concept being taught and the Spelling Dictation for the lesson.  


A set of alphabet cards is included with        each Student Book. 

Short vowel pictures/posters that are used in the book are included.

 The pages shown are the pages for teaching the letter 'n.'

Blending Drill

Reading Words

Reading Phrases

Reading Sentences

Teacher Manual Page

Beginning Level Samples

Beginning Level

Each lesson consists of a ready to copy Student Sheet and a section in the Teacher Manual which gives the teacher pertinent information about the concept being taught and the Spelling Dictation for the lesson. 

-ck Student Sheet

-ck Teacher Manual Sheet

a_e Student Sheet

a_e Teacher Manual

Doubling Rule Student Sheeet

Level One Samples

Level One Sample Sheets

 Each lesson consists of a ready to copy Student Sheet and a section in the Teacher Manual which gives the teacher pertinent information about the concept being taught and the Spelling Dictation for the lesson. 

short o Student Sheet

Short o Teacher Manual

vccv Student Sheet

vccv Teacher Manual

ou Student Sheet

Level Two Samples

Level Two

 Each lesson consists of a ready to copy Student Sheet and a section in the Teacher Manual which gives the teacher pertinent information about the concept being taught and the Spelling Dictation for the lesson. 

vccv vcv v_e Student Sheet

vccv vcv v_e Teacher Manual

wr- Student Sheet

wr-Teacher Manual

-age Student Sheet

Level Three Samples

Level Three

 Each lesson consists of a ready to copy Student Sheet and a section in the Teacher Manual which gives the teacher pertinent information about the concept being taught and the Spelling Dictation for the lesson. 

pre- Student Sheet

pre-Teacher Manual

-able Student Sheet

-able Teacher Manual

port Student Sheet



Material Included in the Books

Beginning Level

 The Beginning Level includes: 

 • a section on how consonant sounds are reproduced;  

• activities for teaching consonant sounds;  

• a modified blending drill to be used before vowels are learned;  

• and tips for teaching handwriting.
It provides ample review for students to learn how to blend letters in order to read words.
The Beginning Level includes the teaching of:  

• all short vowels; silent e words; spelling rules;  

• beginning and final blends; open and closed syllables;  

• -cle; kn-, wr-; vowel and consonant digraphs;  

• and rules for adding endings.
The Beginning Level has 114 prepared phonics lessons. The books are intended to be used with students in grades one through four depending upon skill level. 

Level One

Level One includes the teaching of:  

• all short vowels; silent e words; spelling rules;  • beginning and final blends; open and closed syllables;  

• -cle, kn-, wr-; vowel and consonant digraphs;  

• r-controlled words; soft c and g sounds;

  • ind, old words; teaching of schwa;  

• prefixes and suffixes; and rules for adding endings.
Level One has 110 prepared phonics lessons. The books can be used with students in grades three through high school, even adults, depending upon skill level. 

Level Two

 Level Two includes the teaching of:  

• all short vowels; silent e words; spelling rules;  • beginning and final blends; open and closed syllables;  

• -cle, kn-, wr-; vowel and consonant digraphs;  

• more advanced vowel teams  

• r-controlled words; soft c and g sounds;

  • ind, old words; teaching of schwa;  

• adjacent vowels; irregular vowel teams;

  • the letter y in the middle of a word;  

• the letter “i” having the long e sound as in liter 

 • more prefixes and suffixes; and rules for adding endings.
Level Two has 103 prepared phonics lessons. It uses higher level vocabulary than Level One. It includes extensive practice in using syllable division rules. The books can be used with students in grades three through high school, even adults, depending upon skill level. 

Level Three

 Level Three includes the teaching of:  

• teaching of prefixes, suffixes, and roots;  

• a review of the six syllable patterns;  

• extra practice with the types of syllables; 

 • a review of the syllable division rules;

  • a review of the rules for adding endings;  

• extended help with the visual and auditory drills at this higher level.
Level Three has 74 prepared phonics lessons. It uses higher level vocabulary than Level Two. Level Three is intended for students in Junior High, High School, and adults.