Decodable books – why they are important

 What are decodable books? For people who can read – all books are decodable. For children who are learning to read – decodable books are controlled texts that they can decode at each level as they acquire literacy (by sounding out the letters on the page and blending them into words).  Decodable books are reading exercises […]

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"I call a decodable text a ‘no tricks book’." Why and how to use decodables

Here is a straightforward explanation about the usefulness of decodable books for children learning to read. ‘The look on children’s faces when they realise how easy reading is – knowing the sounds and connecting them to graphemes on the page. I call decodable text the ‘no tricks books’. They are so simple to use for […]

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Independent review of new ‘Dandelion Readers’ and ‘Rescue’ series

Thank you Melinda Crean, of Top Notch Teaching website, for reviewing the ‘Rescue’ series and Dandelion Readers Level 4, ‘Toad and Newt’. To see the review click here and scroll down: http://topnotchteaching.com/reviews/reading-spelling-ideas/

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Special Needs Information Press reviews Rescue Series

Rescue Series – from Phonic Books Stories by Clair Baker Illustrations by Drew Wilson This is another well designed and structure reading series produce by Phonic Books. The engaging storylines and accompanying illustrations will appeal to the readers and will hopefully encourage all who read them to continue to develop their reading skills.

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Learning to read with Sounds-Write and Dandelion Readers

See lovely video clip of 4-year-old learning to read with his Mum who is teaching him to read with the Sounds-Write Reading and Spelling programme. He is reading the extension activity at the end of a Dandelion Reader decodable book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB5ZRtfNKGo&feature=youtu.beBest

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