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Reading books that follow the phonics

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rrbrigi Mon 08-Apr-13 11:25:17


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?


Feenie Mon 08-Apr-13 11:43:42

Phonics Bug

rrbrigi Mon 08-Apr-13 11:53:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Scattercat Mon 08-Apr-13 12:34:25 Launchers have one line of text to a page and are for readers who need lots of practice at the first stages of reading. Readers introduce sounds in the same sequence but have more text to a page as they progress.

mrz Mon 08-Apr-13 12:45:16

rrbrigi Mon 08-Apr-13 13:19:16

Thanks for the sites.

Malaleuca Mon 08-Apr-13 13:33:57
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.

rrbrigi Mon 08-Apr-13 14:35:53

I like the piperbooks and Dandelion. I will buy one of them and if he needs more practice I can buy some phonics bug books through amazon.

But I still not sure which one to buy. Dandelion is colourful (piperbooks are not), but Piperbooks has long books as well as shorter.

maizieD Mon 08-Apr-13 16:31:40

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.

Malaleuca Mon 08-Apr-13 22:30:14

In my experience the Piper books provide ample practice and you would not need to buy anything else. In 'words per dollar', they are top value, although that is not their only attribute of course.

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