While providing the same format as the 1970 version the updated features enable the learner to smoothly transition from page to page with greater ease. —-The order of the phonetic concepts is updated to match the way a learner developmentally learns to read and spell. —-Enhanced instructions for parents. —-Enjoyable stories with thought provoking comprehension questions. —-Font matches the way students are taught to write. —-An added “dot” inside the letter “d” so even the earliest reader is able to visually detect the letter “b” from “d”. —-Vowel chart with all the various vowel combinations.