The "System" is named FIRST FOCUS because that is what it provides: a first focus on reading and related language arts skills. Lynne Hanson created the FIRST FOCUS Phonics System and has perfected it over 20 years of teaching reading and language arts in public and private schools.
To empower every child with the tools and technique to learn to read quickly in a positive, rewarding environment
The FIRST FOCUS Phonics System provides:
A simple, safe and secure base for the beginning reader to build on.
An easy, organized method of learning the decoding skills necessary to read.
A consistent approach with practice materials which build competence and confidence.
Using the FIRST FOCUS Phonics System, the reader does not have to memorize long lists of words or have a photographic memory to read successfully. Each "Chart" focuses on one phonics-decoding concept. The FIRST FOCUS Phonics Charts, practice material and the Read and See Books provide focused practice in the Chart skill being taught. The student learns to apply the concepts successfully and quickly.