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Vowel focus

First steps in

a

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How to use this book The phonic focus for Annie Apple is the short vowel a. The text in this Vowel Reader is decodable, apart from the character name and the high frequency words ‘a’ and ‘is’. Familiarity with the character name as a sight word will enable the child to read the whole book.

Step 1 - First, read the story out loud. It helps to give a child confidence if they are familiar with the contents of the story before they read it themselves.

Step 2 - Phonemic Awareness - Awareness that the words we speak and hear are made up of smaller units of sounds is a key skill for beginner readers. The focus of this book is the short vowel sound ‘a’. Emphasise it in words as you read the story out loud for the second time.

Step 3 - Phonics - Children need to begin to decode words, developing knowledge of phonics, syllables, and word parts. Try breaking the words into separate sounds, then blending them together again to say the word: c-a-t, a-n-t. Often there are two words with the same ending, e.g c-at, h-at. Point out how these endings both sound the same. This will help a child predict how to read other words such as m-at and b-at.

Step 4 - Vocabulary - Acquiring and using new vocabulary is a vital skill in learning to read. Talk about any words that might not be familiar. Repetition helps to consolidate learning. Look at the pictures together and point to the repeated vocabulary as you go. Step 5 - Fluency - Reading fluently is a skill which can be achieved through familiarity with text. Come back to the books in this series later, with the new purpose of reading them with expression and flow. Note any difficult spots and practise them. The more expression the better!

Step 6 - Comprehension - Children can be too busy decoding the words to fully understand what they are reading. Talk about the story and ask questions. Encourage them to retell the story in their own words.

It’s

an more impor tant than ything...

e to

njoy readin kt g the boo ogether!


Annie Apple had a cat. 2


Annie Apple had a hat. 3


Letterland Vowel Readers Letterland Vowel Readers are available in three sets. Red Series focuses on the short vowels sounds in decodable text. Blue Series features short vowel sounds in more complex sentences with a few more high-frequency words. Orange Series features long vowels and vowel digraphs. Red Series

a

e

i

o

u

a, o

e

e, i

e, o, u

i, a

o, u

i-e, ie

oo

u-e,ue, ew, oo

Blue Series

Orange Series

a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

ea, ee

ee, ea, ai, ay, oa

Published 2007 by Letterland International Ltd Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AY, UK Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

+44 (0)1223 262675 +44 (0)1223 264126 info@letterland.com www.letterland.com

© Letterland International Ltd 2007 Reprinted 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-86209-405-5 Product Code: TA01

Written by Lisa Holt Artwork & Design by Lisa Holt

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior permission of the Publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4LP. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not by way of trade or otherwise be lent, hired out or otherwise circulated without the Publisher’s prior consent.

6 8 10 9 7 5 LETTERLAND® is a registered trademark of Lyn Wendon Printed in Singapore

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data. A Catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library


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Vowel focus

First steps in

e

indep

endent rea di n g


How to use this book The phonic focus for Eddy Elephant is the short vowel e. The text in this Vowel Reader is decodable, apart from the character name and the high frequency words ‘a’ and ‘is’. Familiarity with the character name as a sight word will enable the child to read the whole book.

Step 1 - First, read the story out loud. It helps to give a child confidence if they are familiar with the contents of the story before they read it themselves.

Step 2 - Phonemic Awareness - Awareness that the words we speak and hear are made up of smaller units of sounds is a key skill for beginner readers. The focus of this book is the short vowel sound ‘e’. Emphasise it in words as you read the story out loud for the second time.

Step 3 - Phonics - Children need to begin to decode words, developing knowledge of phonics, syllables, and word parts. Try breaking the words into separate sounds, then blending them together again to say the word: h-e-n, g-e-t. Often there are two words with the same ending, e.g h-en, t-en. Point out how these endings both sound the same. This will help a child predict how to read other words such as p-en and m-en.

Step 4 - Vocabulary - Acquiring and using new vocabulary is a vital skill in learning to read. Talk about any words that might not be familiar. Repetition helps to consolidate learning. Look at the pictures together and point to the repeated vocabulary as you go. Step 5 - Fluency - Reading fluently is a skill which can be achieved through familiarity with text. Come back to the books in this series later, with the new purpose of reading them with expression and flow. Note any difficult spots and practise them. The more expression the better!

Step 6 - Comprehension - Children can be too busy decoding the words to fully understand what they are reading. Talk about the story and ask questions. Encourage them to retell the story in their own words.

It’s

an more impor tant than ything...

e to

njoy readin kt g the boo ogether!


Eddy Elephant gets a pet hen. 2


Eddy Elephant gets an egg. 3


Letterland Vowel Readers Letterland Vowel Readers are available in three sets. Red Series focuses on the short vowels sounds in decodable text. Blue Series features short vowel sounds in more complex sentences with a few more high-frequency words. Orange Series features long vowels and vowel digraphs. Red Series

a

e

i

o

u

a, o

e

e, i

e, o, u

i, a

o, u

i-e, ie

oo

u-e,ue, ew, oo

Blue Series

Orange Series

a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

ea, ee

ee, ea, ai, ay, oa

Published 2007 by Letterland International Ltd Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AY, UK Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

+44 (0)1223 262675 +44 (0)1223 264126 info@letterland.com www.letterland.com

© Letterland International Ltd 2007 Reprinted 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-86209-406-2 Product Code: TA02 6 8 10 9 7 5 LETTERLAND® is a registered trademark of Lyn Wendon Printed in Singapore

Written by Lisa Holt Artwork & Design by Lisa Holt

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior permission of the Publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4LP. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not by way of trade or otherwise be lent, hired out or otherwise circulated without the Publisher’s prior consent. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data. A Catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library


R

Se ed ries

Vowel focus

First steps in

i

indep

endent rea di n g


How to use this book The phonic focus for Impy Ink is the short vowel i. The text in this Vowel Reader is decodable, apart from the character name and the high frequency words ‘a’ and ‘is’. Familiarity with the character name as a sight word will enable the child to read the whole book.

Step 1 - First, read the story out loud. It helps to give a child confidence if they are familiar with the contents of the story before they read it themselves.

Step 2 - Phonemic Awareness - Awareness that the words we speak and hear are made up of smaller units of sounds is a key skill for beginner readers. The focus of this book is the short vowel sound ‘i’. Emphasise it in words as you read the story out loud for the second time.

Step 3 - Phonics - Children need to begin to decode words, developing knowledge of phonics, syllables, and word parts. Try breaking the words into separate sounds, then blending them together again to say the word: i-n, s-i-t. Look for two words with the same ending, e.g it, s-it, or in, sp-in Point out how these endings both sound the same. This will help a child predict how to read other words such as p-it and b-it and w-in, p-in.

Step 4 - Vocabulary - Acquiring and using new vocabulary is a vital skill in learning to read. Talk about any words that might not be familiar. Repetition helps to consolidate learning. Look at the pictures together and point to the repeated vocabulary as you go. Step 5 - Fluency - Reading fluently is a skill which can be achieved through familiarity with text. Come back to the books in this series later, with the new purpose of reading them with expression and flow. Note any difficult spots and practise them. The more expression the better!

Step 6 - Comprehension - Children can be too busy decoding the words to fully understand what they are reading.Talk about the story and ask questions. Encourage them to retell the story in their own words.

It’s

an more impor tant than ything...

e to

njoy readin kt g the boo ogether!


lt’s a gift. 2


Fill it, Impy Ink. 3


Letterland Vowel Readers Letterland Vowel Readers are available in three sets. Red Series focuses on the short vowels sounds in decodable text. Blue Series features short vowel sounds in more complex sentences with a few more high-frequency words. Orange Series features long vowels and vowel digraphs. Red Series

a

e

i

o

u

a, o

e

e, i

e, o, u

i, a

o, u

i-e, ie

oo

u-e,ue, ew, oo

Blue Series

Orange Series

a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

ea, ee

ee, ea, ai, ay, oa

Published 2007 by Letterland International Ltd Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AY, UK Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

+44 (0)1223 262675 +44 (0)1223 264126 info@letterland.com www.letterland.com

© Letterland International Ltd 2007 Reprinted 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-86209-407-9 Product Code: TA03 6 8 10 9 7 5 LETTERLAND® is a registered trademark of Lyn Wendon Printed in Singapore

Written by Lisa Holt Artwork & Design by Lisa Holt

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior permission of the Publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4LP. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not by way of trade or otherwise be lent, hired out or otherwise circulated without the Publisher’s prior consent. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data. A Catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library


R

Se ed ries

Vowel focus

First steps in

o

indep

endent rea di n g


How to use this book The phonic focus for Oscar Orange is the short vowel o. The text in this Vowel Reader is decodable, apart from the character name and the high frequency words ‘a’ and ‘is’. Familiarity with the character name as a sight word will enable the child to read the whole book.

Step 1 - First, read the story out loud. It helps to give a child confidence if they are familiar with the contents of the story before they read it themselves.

Step 2 - Phonemic Awareness - Awareness that the words we speak and hear are made up of smaller units of sounds is a key skill for beginner readers. The focus of this book is the short vowel sound ‘o’. Emphasise it in words as you read the story out loud for the second time.

Step 3 - Phonics - Children need to begin to decode words, developing knowledge of phonics, syllables, and word parts. Try breaking the words into separate sounds, then blending them together again to say the word: d-o-g, b-o-x. Often there are two words with the same ending, e.g d-og, l-og. Point out how these endings both sound the same. This will help a child predict how to read other words such as fr-og and j-og.

Step 4 - Vocabulary - Acquiring and using new vocabulary is a vital skill in learning to read. Talk about any words that might not be familiar. Repetition helps to consolidate learning. Look at the pictures together and point to the repeated vocabulary as you go. Step 5 - Fluency - Reading fluently is a skill which can be achieved through familiarity with text. Come back to the books in this series later, with the new purpose of reading them with expression and flow. Note any difficult spots and practise them. The more expression the better!

Step 6 - Comprehension - Children can be too busy decoding the words to fully understand what they are reading. Talk about the story and ask questions. Encourage them to retell the story in their own words.

It’s

an more impor tant than ything...

e to

njoy readin kt g the boo ogether!


Oscar Orange got on a dog. 2


Oscar Orange got on a log. 3


Letterland Vowel Readers Letterland Vowel Readers are available in three sets. Red Series focuses on the short vowels sounds in decodable text. Blue Series features short vowel sounds in more complex sentences with a few more high-frequency words. Orange Series features long vowels and vowel digraphs. Red Series

a

e

i

o

u

a, o

e

e, i

e, o, u

i, a

o, u

i-e, ie

oo

u-e,ue, ew, oo

Blue Series

Orange Series

a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

ea, ee

ee, ea, ai, ay, oa

Published 2007 by Letterland International Ltd Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AY, UK Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

+44 (0)1223 262675 +44 (0)1223 264126 info@letterland.com www.letterland.com

© Letterland International Ltd 2007 Reprinted 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-86209-408-6 Product Code: TA04 6 8 10 9 7 5 LETTERLAND® is a registered trademark of Lyn Wendon Printed in Singapore

Written by Lisa Holt Artwork & Design by Lisa Holt

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior permission of the Publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4LP. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not by way of trade or otherwise be lent, hired out or otherwise circulated without the Publisher’s prior consent. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data. A Catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library


R

Se ed ries

Vowel focus

First steps in

u

indep

endent rea di n g


How to use this book The phonic focus for Uppy Umbrella is the short vowel u. The text in this Vowel Reader is decodable, apart from the character name and the high frequency words ‘a’ and ‘is’. Familiarity with the character name as a sight word will enable the child to read the whole book.

Step 1 - First, read the story out loud. It helps to give a child confidence if they are familiar with the contents of the story before they read it themselves.

Step 2 - Phonemic Awareness - Awareness that the words we speak and hear are made up of smaller units of sounds is a key skill for beginner readers. The focus of this book is the short vowel sound ‘u’. Emphasise it in words as you read the story out loud for the second time.

Step 3 - Phonics - Children need to begin to decode words, developing knowledge of phonics, syllables, and word parts. Try breaking the words into separate sounds, then blending them together again to say the word: b-u-s, h-u-t. Look for two words with the same ending, e.g j-ump, b-ump. Point out how these endings both sound the same. This will help a child predict how to read other words such as d-ump and l-ump.

Step 4 - Vocabulary - Acquiring and using new vocabulary is a vital skill in learning to read. Talk about any words that might not be familiar. Repetition helps to consolidate learning. Look at the pictures together and point to the repeated vocabulary as you go. Step 5 - Fluency - Reading fluently is a skill which can be achieved through familiarity with text. Come back to the books in this series later, with the new purpose of reading them with expression and flow. Note any difficult spots and practise them. The more expression the better!

Step 6 - Comprehension - Children can be too busy decoding the words to fully understand what they are reading. Talk about the story and ask questions. Encourage them to retell the story in their own words.

It’s

an more impor tant than ything...

e to

njoy readin kt g the boo ogether!


Uppy Umbrella jumps up. 2


Uppy Umbrella jumps a hut. 3


Letterland Vowel Readers Letterland Vowel Readers are available in three sets. Red Series focuses on the short vowels sounds in decodable text. Blue Series features short vowel sounds in more complex sentences with a few more high-frequency words. Orange Series features long vowels and vowel digraphs. Red Series

a

e

i

o

u

a, o

e

e, i

e, o, u

i, a

o, u

i-e, ie

oo

u-e,ue, ew, oo

Blue Series

Orange Series

a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

ea, ee

ee, ea, ai, ay, oa

Published 2007 by Letterland International Ltd Barton, Cambridge, CB23 7AY, UK Tel: Fax: Email: Web:

+44 (0)1223 262675 +44 (0)1223 264126 info@letterland.com www.letterland.com

© Letterland International Ltd 2007 Reprinted 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-86209-409-3 Product Code: TA05 6 8 10 9 7 5 LETTERLAND® is a registered trademark of Lyn Wendon Printed in Singapore

Written by Lisa Holt Artwork & Design by Lisa Holt

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without either the prior permission of the Publisher or a licence permitting restricted copying in the United Kingdom issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd, 90 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4LP. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not by way of trade or otherwise be lent, hired out or otherwise circulated without the Publisher’s prior consent. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data. A Catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library



Vowel Readers Red Series