Set 8 Book 1 (Max is Six)  
Set 8—Book 1 Comments
Title: Max is Six This book provides a short and long vowel review.
Students learn that playful humor makes life more enjoyable.
Value:Anticipation
New Words:am, age, ate, date, lake, put, us, yum, ten-rock, came, dine, tune, woke, more, made, rocks, here
Consonants:_ggs, _cks
Vowels:long vowels
Sight Words:said
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about birthdays.

Set 8 Book 2 (The Cake)  
Set 8—Book 2 Comments
Title: The Cake This book provides review reading for all previous stories.
Max chooses to do a good job rather than to get by with a sloppy job. (Good example of value reinforcement).
Value:Dependability
New Words:sags, bags, toss, wade, waves, pine, same, times, backpack (compound), takes, bakes, care, 365 (number)
Consonants:are (as in care)
Vowels:long vowels
Sight Words:does
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about dependable (making the bed).

Set 8 Book 3 (The Rope)  
Set 8—Book 3 Comments
Title: The Rope More review and practice is provided.
Max and his friends celebrate his birthday. It feels good to celebrate.
Value:Sharing Good Experiences
New Words:hopes, note, tote, catnip, tape, fantastic, save, gum, P.S. (postscript), pack, fad, stop, cut
Consonants:st_
Vowels:long vowels
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about remembering others on special days.

Set 8 Book 4 (Oak Hill Ranch)  
Set 8—Book 4 Comments
Title: Oak Hill Ranch Practice with the endings -ks and -ds is given.
New compound words are introduced and the students learn about life on a ranch.
Value:Appreciating Environments
New Words:Nate, Nate's, ranch, oak, oaks, bus, find, finds, hen's, eat, eats, pancakes (compound), goat, goats, Jake, name, gives, pony, Polka-dot (silent l), come
Consonants:_ks, _ds
Vowels: 
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about ranches and farms.

Set 8 Book 5 (Time to Ride)  
Set 8—Book 5 Comments
Title: Time to Ride More practice with the endings -nch and -nd and beginnings such as th- is given.
Students experience riding horses on a ranch.
Value:Respect for Friends and Animals
New Words:gate, wades, wind, holes, hills
Consonants:_nch, th_, _nd
Vowels: 
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about riding horses.

Set 8 Book 6 (The Picnic)  
Set 8—Book 6 Comments
Title: The Picnic Practice with the endings -ks, -nch, -lp is given.
This is a continuation of the story in Book 5 with a family enjoying food and music on a picnic.
Value:Satisfaction
New Words:tunes, oats, picnic, uke, bales, funny ("y" is "e"), hay
Consonants:_nch, _ks, _lp
Vowels: 
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about respect for animals.

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