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Read Write Inc - is there a list of books by band?

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Unadventurous Mon 12-Sep-11 16:24:50

My son has just changed schools and is starting Year 2 in a new school.

At his old school he was reading ORT, he's now on Read Write Inc. Does anyone know if there is a list of the Read Write Inc books according to colour band? It was easy enough to find with the ORT books but I keep going round in circles with this one!

Also, has anyone had any experience of a similar change? Just wondered whether my son is likely to struggle and whether I should be doing some stuff at home to help him catch up with his peers

Thanks for your help, in advance!

IndigoBell Mon 12-Sep-11 16:38:26

From memory (might be slightly wrong):

RWI goes

Green - 1C
Purple - 1C
Pink - 1B
Yellow - 1A
Orange - 2C
Blue - 2B
Grey - 2A

Unadventurous Mon 12-Sep-11 20:30:04

Thank you - that's a big help!

BusterGut Mon 12-Sep-11 23:04:13

You aren't thinking of buying the books used in the phonics lessons, are you? If so, it will be very boring for your ds as there is so much focussed work on each book.
RWI is also assessed by sound knowledge, so reading the next 'level' will not necessarily help his progress.
I'd ask the teacher if s/he can recommend some other more fun books to read if I were you.

Unadventurous Tue 13-Sep-11 20:32:47

Thanks Buster, no I won't be but I've seen some phonics cards and other bits and pieces which I thought may help to bring him on track with the stuff he's missed in Reception and year 1.

He was doing doing well with the ORT (level 1a at the end of Y1) so just wanted to see if there was anything I could do to help him IF the 2 schemes are vastly different.

We read a variety of non-scheme books so will carry on doing that anyway. The list of books was purely for my benefit so I could have a sneak peek at how different they are before my son starts to get them!

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