- Well-structured lesson plans, which complement the systematic phonics approach.
- Audio guide - children can practise reading with a virtual teacher.
- Wide variety of storylines to capture children’s attention.
- Rhymes and reading activities in each book.
- High frequency words that children read by sight.
- Carefully written explanations to parents/teachers to guide them in facilitating children’s learning
- Recommended for 5- to 8-year-olds
This decodable series is written specifically for children to help develop their reading skills and fluency. The contents are available in books and audio format. These books are suitable to be used as teaching resources at home or in the classroom as part of the systematic synthetic phonics curriculum. They are best put to use, however, as a complement to our multimedia-based learn-to-read programme, Phonics Fun.
The books are arranged in increasing order of difficulty, from Book 1 to Book 15. Each book targets a specific proficiency level, and contains only words that children at that proficiency level can decode.
What are decodable books?
Decodable books are books used in the early stages of teaching children to read with phonics. These books contain text that beginning readers can decipher using the phonics skills they have already learnt.
A child at the first stage of reading, for instance, would have learnt the sounds of s, a, t and p, and would be able to decode simple words like as, at, pat, pap, tap, sap, sat and spat. However, he would not be able to decode words with letters for which the sounds have not been taught to him. If he has not been taught the sound of g, for example, he would not be able to decode gas, even though as is decodable at his current skill level. Once he has learnt the sound /g/, and that it is written as g, words such as gas, gap, tag and stag are fully decodable at his new skill level.
Decodable books enable children to successfully apply their phonics skills; this encourages them to read words by blending sounds, rather than by guessing words from pictures or context.
A good decodable book should contain words that the child can decode at his proficiency level.
Why are decodable books so important for beginning readers?
When a child reads a fully decodable book, he successfully applies his phonics skill to decode unfamiliar words. The child feels a sense of accomplishment when he is able to read all the words that he comes across. If he does not have to struggle to read, he can begin to enjoy reading. This leads to good reading strategies in the long run.
However, when a child tries to read text he cannot decode, he becomes frustrated and starts to guess what the words might be, rather than read them. Poor reading strategies develop from this bad habit as a result. In the process, the child loses the interest to read.
It must be remembered that decodable books are used for only a short time to help children develop good decoding skills. Once these skills are acquired, they progress to reading rich and varied children’s literature available to them, enriching themselves with knowledge along the way. Decodable books facilitate this growth.
What is in the package:
1) 1 DVD-Rom
2) 15 readers (Paperback: 16 pages each)
Age group: 5-8 years
Weight: 900 g
CD box size: 14.3cm x 12.5cm x 0.5cm
Book size: 19.0cm x 26.0cm
Free delivery within Malaysia