This book contains directives for teaching the reading of numerous word groups that cover dozens of different vowel patterns. It also teaches many other language skills such as answering questions in complete sentences, identifying parts of speech, capitalization and punctuation. Special sections help teachers who did not use the first level of the program follow through with students who did. The manual contains 52 lessons. Each lesson begins with a brief summary, a list of the materials needed to teach the lesson and hints on timing. All lessons end with cross-references to the reading book and workbook pages needed for reinforcement as well as an Additional Suggestions section if you feel extra work is needed. There is also an optional Commentary section that can add valuable perspective. The manual has several appendices which provide additional teaching resources.