I just wonder if there are any group of books that teach phonics to children. E.g.: first group of books teach the sound of the letter, next group of books teach the diagraphs (ae, ie, th, ng, oo, ee, kn, wr, etc?), next group of books teach the sound with split diagraphs or 3 or 4 letters (a_e, igh, que, tch, etc?). Or something like this.
I am looking for a series of books that go through all of the phonics and my son can practice this phonics by reading the books. I know Jolly phonics for the sound of the letters, but I would like books that follow a story and when he reads the story he practice the phonics without noticing it. And he knows the sound of the abc, he needs more practice on the diagraph, 3 or 4 letter sounds and split diagraph. And I am looking for books that built on each other. E.g: when he reads the 2nd book, there are sound in it from the first book and a couple of new sounds as well. If there is any, please could you tell me which one would you recommend?
www.piperbooks.co.uk These books go from 5 letter/sound correspondences in the fist few books (BRI1) and continue until the full complexity of the alphabetic code is covered by ARI - an extensively researched series of books.
Don't be seduced by 'colourful'! Sometimes too much 'busyness in' the illustrations can distract from the main task; which is reading the words. I, personally, think that the illustrations of the Dandelion readers which I have seen are too big, bright and distracting.