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 rocks! Word-building is the best way to teach reading and spelling. Write the letters on […]

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Alba Series – FAQs

Here are frequenty asked questions aswered about the brand new Alba Series: Who is it for? The Alba series is aimed at older catch-up pupils who have gaps in their phonic knowledge.  It is suitable for pupils in KS2 and KS3.  With a strong female protagonist, it will be suitable for both boys and girls.  Girls will […]

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What is the difference between a ‘reluctant reader’ and a ‘struggling reader’?

One often hears the term ‘reluctant reader’ and ‘struggling reader’.  Is there a difference between these terms?

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Totem Series out now!

At last the much awaited Totem Series is out!   Check out this new set of decodable books for older struggling readers. The idea here is to fill in the gaps that older pupils may have in their phonic knowledge.   It has great illustrations and stories and it starts at CVC and CVCC level. There is also a really […]

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Talisman – Welcomed by Educators

Creating the Talisman series a little earlier this year was a bit of a step in the dark as it was hard to identify how well they would sell. There was no need to worry as they have proved extremely popular. Phonic books will be expanding their offering to this age group in the near future. In the […]

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