We were introduced to the My First Steps to Reading and My First Steps to Math books by our librarian. The author, Jane Belk Moncure, introduces every letter and number individually in a book. Filled with phonics and fun, my children choose these books first during our free reading time.
Truly, this was one of the best purchases we have made for our children. I use these books to introduce the letter and number of the week.
Remember as you read these books to use the phonetic sound of the letter and not the letter name. When we come to a letter, I have my child read the phonetic sound of each letter.
These books can be purchased individually through Amazon or Ebay, and sometimes you can find the whole set through Amazon venders or sellers on eBay. I have included links to Amazon for each book in the weekly lesson plans. Most libraries should also carry these books. To clear up any confusion, I have seen the individual books titled My a Book as well as My a Sound Box. The "Sound Box" books are library editions but exactly the same as the other books.
Just as with any ideas on this website, these books are not required for the curriculum to be effectively used. They are simply a suggestion.