The American Language Series is a complete reading and phonics program. Readers are graduated - build on each other. Reader 1, Fun in the Sun, contains only words with single vowels and consonants. Reader 2, Scamp and Tramp, continues short vowel words with consonant blends. From there students continue to build reading skills with "mother e" words, r controlled vowels, vowel blends, and digraphs. Workbooks are used in conjunction with the readers to reinforce concepts and skills. Students who complete the program are reading at a 2nd or 3rd grade level upon completion.