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Oxford Reading Tree books WANTED Stage 6/7/8 WANTED

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efrieze78 Sun 09-Feb-14 20:28:26

Is anyone selling any Oxford Reading Tree books stages 6/7/8 please? IF so, please PM me. Thanks

efrieze78 Tue 11-Feb-14 13:09:29

Does nobody have any?

Waitingforthephonetoring Tue 11-Feb-14 13:33:57

Any reason you want ORT? My personal opinion is I hate the series and can't wait for my youngest to be past bringing them home. Does it have to be that series, as I've seen links on here to other free reading materials (can't remember which but will research if you are interested???)

efrieze78 Tue 11-Feb-14 15:27:49

I love ORT and so does my DD. I like physical books (as we are going on holiday and may not have internet). I don't like the books we get from school from Bug Club but I am open to ideas of other schemes....

boatinn1206 Tue 18-Feb-14 23:15:03

Why dont you sign up to reading chest and just pick ORT books, Ive found reading chest to be amazing for my DC, very quick with delivery.

TheGruffalo2 Wed 19-Feb-14 18:41:34

I saw ORT in The Works a couple of weeks ago, didn't stop to see which levels.

Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Wed 19-Feb-14 23:34:41

You can read them free on line if you type oxford reading owl into Google

Misfitless Thu 20-Feb-14 10:37:10

Please give your DCs a break from ORT if they follow this program at school!

You'd be better taking them to a library every week and letting them choose a selection of fiction/non fiction books that they like the look of, preferably ones that challenge them, thus increasing their vocabulary and awareness of the world around them.

RiversideMum Sun 23-Feb-14 07:25:58

If your school uses Bug Club, I'm pretty sure that us a scheme using decodable books. ORT is a look and guess scheme - unless you use Floppy's Phonics. Why does your child prefer ORT? Make sure it's not because she is preferring to guess the words rather than developing decoding skills.

tyaca Sun 23-Feb-14 07:31:15

Maybe some of you misread the OP? She was asking if anyone had any spare books. And then half the posters chime in with opinions on what she's reading with her dd hmm.

OP - try Ebay.

TheGruffalo2 Sun 23-Feb-14 11:29:22

There is some pretty strong anti-ORT feelings from many parents and I think this has influenced some of the responses the OP has received.

Misfitless Sun 23-Feb-14 13:27:07

Yes this is true Gruffalo2, peoples posts are, of course influenced by their opinions confused!

My DCs either have/are or will follow the ORT at school. The books are brought home so that they can read to me & DH. The ORT reading scheme serves this purpose well, in that the teachers and us know how they are progressing, and the books complement what is taught in school, so everything ties in nicely.

Surely the idea with additional home reading is to broaden their experiences of reading, though, not to just do more of the same.

I'm not anti ORT at all, I'm just pro giving DCs as wide a range of interesting and well written books as possible. You can achieve that by going to the library and letting them be involved in choosing books that they like the look of, rather than giving them even more ORT. (They do tend to be quite bland, predictable and unimaginative, tbh.)

The parents who go out and buy these books tend to be the types of parents who think that the most important thing about reading is that their DC is on the highest possible colour/stage of the reading scheme.

They are perhaps hoping to fast track their child by whizzing through the colours by doing more of the same at home. I doubt that this fosters a love of reading, though. And these books can't be the most effective at broadening a child's mind/vocabulary/imagination.

CheckpointCharlie Sun 23-Feb-14 13:31:16

I've got loads of six and seven, and weirdly, nine.

My friend buys them for her DS but my dd isn't quite at that level yet.

Would you like to borrow them? They might cost a bit to post, pm me where you live, we might be near enough to pick up!

CheckpointCharlie Sun 23-Feb-14 19:19:41

I have found a few 8 too.

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