Take turns stories
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Take turns story
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About this book
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Read the part that suits your reading ability - take turns! Each story begins with an introduction to the character, it’s shape and sound. You will then go on an imaginative adventure with the character.
Story or rhyme featuring lots of alliterative words. Also available to download and listen to.
These words can be read by just sounding and blending the letters into words. t a p tap Letters are introduced in ‘satp’ order as detailed on pages 2-3.
Early reader Sentences made up of words using the 26 letters of the alphabet in their most phonically regular form. Also included are a few carefully chosen high-frequency ‘tricky’ words such as ‘are’ and ‘the’ with irregular sounds. Irregular parts are in blue. Note: All text is printed on a shaded background, to help those with visual diﬃculties. For more information about this series, including free audio downloads of all the stories, see:
About this series A popular order for learning the alphabet letter shapes and sounds is: satp inmd gock eur hbfl jvwx yzq. The words in the speech bubbles/labels on the right hand picture page contain only letters learnt in this teaching order, guaranteeing a source of decodable reading practice for a beginner reader.
Decodable words for beginner reader
Sammy Snake isn’t satisﬁed
pat, sat, tap,
Annie Apple and the ants
a, pat, sap, sat, tap, tapas
Talking Tess and her tent
pat, sat, tap
Peter Puppy at the play park
Impy Ink is at the sink
pat, pitta, sip, sit, tip
Noisy Nick in the night
Nip, pan, pants, pin, sip, snap, spin
Munching Mike and the moon
a, insist, mamma, man, map, mist, mitts, pasta
Dippy Duck and the dentist
and, damp, did, it’s, pad, sip, sit, spit, tip, tips
Golden Girl and the gap
a, add, gap, gasp, mint, pig, sand, snap, tag
Oscar Orange at the docks
a, dog, mop, odd, pot, spot, stop, top
Clever Cat and the cake
add, can, cost, gossip, got, it, non-stop, stamp, tap
Kicking King and his socks
kiss, kit, mascot, pink, smack, snack, sock, spots, tick, tock
Decodable words for beginner reader
Eddy Elephant and his pet Uppy Umbrella is so upset Red Robot and the recycling Harry Hat Man and his habit Bouncy Ben and his bike Fireﬁghter Fred and ﬁre safety Lucy Lamp Light likes to listen Jumping Jim is just jumping Vicky Violet and the vet Walter Walrus and the weather
a, desk, nest, Ken, leg, Ned, peg, pen, pet, sock, stick, ten cups, duck, dust, gust, it, mop, mud, mug, nuts, on, sand, snug, stuck, tum, up, upset a, bag, can, carrots, compost, cress, docks, it’s, kit, not, on, pot, red, rag, rocket, rot, rucksack, tin, truck and, caps, hats, hiss, hop, hot, hum, it’s, not, snap, sun, tap, top back, bag, big, bug, bump, bun, get, it, on, picnic, tips
Fix-it Max can’t ﬁx that! Yellow Yo-yo Man and his yogurt Zig Zag Zebra and the buzz Quarrelsome Queen and her quiz
satpinmdgockeur hbﬂjvwx satpinmdgockeur hbﬂjvwxy satpinmdgockeur hbﬂjvwxyz satpinmdgockeur hbﬂjvwxyzq
satpinmdgockeu satpinmdgockeur satpinmdgockeur h satpinmdgockeur hb satpinmdgockeur hbf satpinmdgockeur hbﬂ satpinmdgockeur hbﬂj satpinmdgockeur hbﬂjv satpinmdgockeur hbﬂjvw
a, crumpet, facts, fan, fantastic, Fred, huﬀ, nuts, plan, pop, puﬀ a, bell, clip, clop, frost, lamp, lick, list, lock, lollipop, lots a, big, fun, it’s, jet, jug, jump, just, not, sad, sec alpaca, ahem, but, cat, drat, duck, end, rabbit, spot, top, Val, van, vet cliﬀ, dam, help, well, west, wet, wind, windmill and, bed, box, Fix-it, help, index, just, leg, Max, next, relax, rest, six drink, dull, hot, madras, mat, mint, yes, yet, yum a, an, buzz, drink, ﬁzz, frizz, help, insect, odd, snack, will, Zak, zip drat, drink, ha ha, liquid, pond, quack, quill, quilt
Let’s meet Munching Mike! Listen
Let’s meet Munching Mike! Munching Mike is a metal monster. But he’s not a scary monster. He’s the mildest monster you’ll ever meet. He likes to munch on a mixture of things like mangoes, marshmallows and mushrooms. He also munches bits of metal and magnets! Can you hear him saying ‘mmm’ as he munches? He says ‘mmm’ in words like ‘map’, ‘milk’ and ‘man’.
Early one morning, Munching Mike woke up and called out excitedly, “I can see the moon! I’d love to meet the man in the moon!” “Me too,” said Sammy Snake. “But I think the moon and the stars are a very long way away.” “No, they’re not!” said Mike. “Look! The moon is just on the top of that mountain. I might go and meet the man in the moon this minute!”
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He set off to get to the top. 8
The others quickly made it up the mountain to Mike with the help of the map and compass. They had mugs of hot milk and put on the warm clothes. “Thank you. You’re all marvellous,” said Mike. Suddenly the moon appeared once more. Mike realised that it was still many, many miles away. “Never mind,” he thought. “My friends are more important than meeting the man in the moon. They rescued me and have made this the most memorable, magical moment
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Word Bank Decodable word bank 1
Decodable word bank 2
a Ink put top
and lost rucksack
Beginner reader - Words on picture pages. These words use only letters that have been introduced in satp order.
at lots sad
Early reader - Words in child sentences. These words are made using the 26 letters of the alphabet only in their most phonically regular form.
back get map must Sam set
him off stop
in pack Tess
Irregular or â€˜trickyâ€™ words he, the, they, to, was, we 22
Comprehension 1. What did Munching Mike forget to take with him?
2. What did the Letterlanders drink at the top to warm themselves up?
3. At the top of the mountain, what could they see below them?
mist A Adult led
C Child led
sun G In groups
1. Try making your own map. You could even hide some ‘treasure’ somewhere and then draw a treasure map for someone else to ﬁnd it!
2. Make a map of where you have been. You could put stickers on a world map, country map, or even just your town/city map.
Harry Hat Man
FireďŹ ghter Fred
Lucy Lamp Light
Sammy Snake Talking Tess
Yellow Yo-yo Man
Zig Zag Zebra