What is the difference between the Ultimate, Essential and Complete Learn to Read boxed kits and the Learn to Read individual boxed kits?
February 20, 2020Bethany Psenicnik
Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read is an 8-level program that takes children from letter names and sounds all the way through long-vowel sounds, complex vowels, consonant blends, and challenging sound combination. By the end of the program, your child should be reading at a second grade reading level.
The Learn to Read Ultimate Bundle, Essential Bundle, and Complete Learn to Read kits all include the full comprehensive Pre-K through 2nd grade curriculum. Each bundle features slightly different bonus materials, such as Lifetime App access, Hooked on Spelling, and our Reading Fun pack. Note, the Hooked on Phonics App, included in some bundles, was developed as a standalone product and will not directly correlate to the printed materials in your boxed kit. If you plan to use the App with the boxed kits, it will be a powerful supplemental material rather than an integrated part of the printed program.
The individual levels by grade, available here, are components of the complete program. You do not need to purchase the individual levels if you have the complete program. We often recommend a family purchase a single level if their child is starting with the program in late 1st grade, for example, and would not need the entire Pre-K through 2nd grade program.