Tag Archives: Phonic Books

When should children stop using decodable texts?

Decodable books have a very specific and limited purpose in the process of learning to read.  They provide reading practice as children learn to use the sound/letter correspondences they have been taught, and the strategy of blending sounds throughout the […]

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Where do our stories come from?

On many occasions, especially at conferences, teachers have said to us, “You have gone ahead and done what I always dreamed of doing!”  They describe how every lesson they write decodable stories for their pupils and thought what a good […]

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Top tips for teaching phonics

1. Step-by-step You don’t need to teach the whole alphabet to get reading going. Start with a few letters and get children to build words with them. Our series starts with the sounds s, a, t, i, m. 2. Word-building […]

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How decodable books can expand vocabulary

Critics of Synthetic Phonics have claimed that the language of phonic reading books (decodable books) limits children’s vocabulary.  Instead of enriching their vocabulary they read about a ‘cat’ that ‘sat on a mat’.  To this I would say: Have you […]

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PHONIC BOOKS COMPETITION!!!

As we have just launched our new Phonic Books Ltd Facebook page, we are annoucing our first Phonic Books Competition! The 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th person to ‘Like’ our new Phonic Books Ltd page will win any set of books […]

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Feedback about our Books

If you have used our books with children we would love to have any feedback you have (positive or negative!).  Particularly about our two new products – The Dandelion Launchers (aimed at the earliest readers) and Talisman (aimed at older […]

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