Read-Out-Loud Plays

Shared Reading – can we read a story together?

Re-imagined by Ellie Hallett, these 15 stories are formatted in rows for take-it-in-turn reading for partners and small groups. Everyone has equal reading time.

Each story can be used in many different ways:

  • as a teacher reading to a group or class
  • for out-loud partner togetherness reading
  • read silently or performing for an audience.

To see sample pages,
click on each book title in the group lists below.

The emotions are felt, the tensions are high and the excitement is real in these read-out-loud stories that take readers and listeners into live-theatre action.

Advanced readers add their own flourishes; less able readers love the action so much they move ahead well beyond what was thought possible.

It is recommended that two or more copies of each set be purchased for ease of partner/group reading.
You can buy them as sets of 5 or 15 as detailed below.





The price of all 15 titles is AU$95. This includes GST and shipping in Australia.
Note that the normal price for the 15 titles is $134.

$95.00
(incl p&p in Australia)

All books are printed in Australia on high quality paper, in full colour, and are sturdy enough to last a long time.


Oral Language in Action

These books, Oral Language in Action, for Pre-schoolers, Beginner Readers and Budding Actors, have been graded to

  • enrich vocabulary development
  • teach correct pronunciation
  • develop spoken language fluency
  • encourage creative thinking and logical reasoning.

These books include a feast of ideas, teaching notes and suggestions for high-quality learning.

Each page has the potential to lift literacy learning out of the ordinary
and into the extraordinary.

68 pages
$39.00
(incl p&p in Australia)

54 pages
$39.00
(incl p&p in Australia)

Budding Actors
Click to look inside

84 pages
$45.00
(incl p&p in Australia)


More information on each Oral Language in Action book

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Super Teacher Series

How to love Mondays and not be frazzled by Friday

This series of books offers teachers practical ways to help make the school day much more productive and a lot more enjoyable. Specialist research findings on all sorts of topics have been coupled with decades of the author’s classroom experience.

$48.00
(incl p&p in Australia)

$48.00
(incl p&p in Australia)

$48.00
(incl p&p in Australia)


Mighty Mouth Movers – a year of lessons

The Science of Reading, Word Knowledge,
Speech Clarity and Vocabulary

This is highly imaginative teaching as you’ve never seen it before.

The learning possibilities in the Manual are not only full of variety, they are rigorous and enjoyable to implement.

The Student Book has immediate visual and oral language appeal for even the most reluctant learner.

The Teaching Manual has creative and deep learning lesson ideas for the forty five rhymes – there is a year of lessons in this book. Click the covers for examples.

(45 pages – A4 hard copy)

$30.00
(incl p&p in Australia)

(90 pages A4 hard copy)

$45.00
(incl p&p in Australia)


Ten Pretty Butterflies

(16 pages A4)

This book is a visual feast, delighting children by taking them into the wonderful world of butterflies, beautiful plants, rhyme and counting.

There’s a surprise hiding on every page for sharp-eyed readers.

The vivid illustrations will encourage children to linger and talk about the details, enhancing observation and vocabulary development skills in a joyful setting.

The life-cycle of a butterfly and activity pages are included as other fun features.

Suitable for home and early childhood education, this book would also make lovely gift.

$14.00
(incl p&p in Australia)


Reading Works Series

Available as single book purchases,
or scroll down for good-deal sets.

Read, write and understand English – these books are suitable for beginners through to adults.

For classrooms, home-schooling, private tutors and self-learners.

Click here for My Book of Charts – off the wall and on your desk charts – which reinforces this series. Ideal for students to download and use as a reference they will soon find indispensable.



Vowels

30 sounds for the 6 single-letter vowels in English (a e i o u and y as a vowel) and the vowel sound of the schwa are set out here.

Hard copy
45 pages
AU$45 (incl p&p in Australia)



Consonants

Thirty sounds of the 21 single consonant letters in the English alphabet are set out here in an easy-to-follow system to ensure success.

As a demonstration of how many lessons can be achieved from one row in this book please click here.

Hard copy
49 pages
AU$49 (incl p&p in Australia)

English Consonants


Blends

This book has 41 blend examples where letters keep their individual sounds when placed together. Sentences showing context and meaning are included.

Hard copy
60 pages
AU$60 (incl p&p in Australia)



Digraphs

This book has 56 examples of letters that have a new sound when placed together.

The words and sentence examples demonstrate where digraphs are found in words. This concept helps learners see these letter combinations more clearly. The result is more fluent and accurate spelling and reading.

Hard copy
67 pages
AU$67 (incl p&p in Australia)



The Schwa

Spelling errors and incorrect pronunciations are frequently made because of an unawareness of this neglected sound.

For those unfamiliar with this important sound, a simple explanation is provided.

Hard copy
16 (highly valuable) pages
AU$25 (incl p&p in Australia)



Contractions

This collection has over 70 everyday contractions together with a sentence for each that entertains as well as informs.

Hard copy
24 pages
AU$34 (incl p&p in Australia)



More advanced English vocabulary and knowledge

Uncountables

Plural nouns without s and collective nouns with sentences are set out in this unusual book.

195 word and sentence examples enhance vocabulary and widen general knowledge.

Hard copy
64 pages
AU$45 (incl p&p in Australia)



Homophones and Heteronyms

Homophones have the same sound but a different spelling and meaning as in aisle, I’ll and isle. Teachers and students will find this collection particularly valuable.

Heteronyms have the same spelling but a different meaning, pronunciation, and/or part of speech, as in the noun and verb, record and record.

Hard copy
39 pages
AU$40 (incl p&p in Australia)



Silent Letters

Only three letters in the alphabet are never silent in English.

Over 200 words, pictures and sentence examples are here to help spelling accuracy become the norm. Repetition of the reading and writing of these words is encouraged.

Hard copy
24 pages
AU$35 (incl p&p in Australia)



Reference books for teachers and advanced students

A-Z
Letters and their Sounds

This reference book sets out all the letters of the English alphabet with their many and varied sounds and silences.

They are presented in a thorough and systematic order that makes learning English easier and much more logical.

Hard copy
34 pages
AU$45 (incl p&p in Australia)



I P A
International Phonetic Alphabet

Every sound in English with its letter and letter groups has been arranged for easy access and high-level understanding.

The 53 IPA letters are an extremely useful resource for all teachers and advanced students, especially those learning English as an additional language.

Hard copy
47 pages
AU$60 (incl p&p in Australia)



As the name suggests, the Nuts and Bolts book provides ideas, suggestions and a multitude of ways for the time-poor teacher be able to present a whole raft of high-powered lessons to strengthen the Reading Works series.

The information is easy to read, and topics can be cherry-picked to suit the requirements of the teacher.

See the look inside for a list of contents and how it is that teaching ‘a for apple’ can cause problems.

As a demonstration of how many lessons can be achieved from just one row of one book in the Vowels to IPA series, click here. 

A4 hard copy 90 pages
AU$65 (incl p&p in Australia)



Sets of Books – special price

Set 1: Vowels, Consonants, Blends, Digraphs, The Schwa, Contractions

Purchase this 6 book SET at the special price of AU$250 (incl P&P in Australia). Please note that all books in this set are A4 landscape, wire bound.


Set 2 – Uncountables (plural nouns without s), Homophones and Heteronyms, Silent Letters, A-Z Letters and their Sounds, IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) – every sound in English and all their written letter patterns.

(Gallery)

Purchase this 5 book SET at the special price of AU$200 (incl P&P in Australia). Please note that all books in this set are A4 landscape, wire bound.


Set 3 – The 11 book set

Purchase this set of 11 Reading Works books at a special price of AU$500 (incl P&P in Australia). Please note that all books in this set are A4 landscape, wire bound.

You will also receive a FREE PDF copy of the 90 page Nuts and Bolts Literacy Teaching Manual.

Nuts and Bolts English language teaching manual


Loud Phonics

Introducing the new Loud Phonics series

All reading and speaking begins with a clear understanding phonics.
These beginner books of Phonic Awareness do just that.


Perfect for schools, home and teach-yourself


Click on the cover images for Look Inside and ideas on how to use these books.


Alphabet sounds
29 pages
Alphabet sounds READER
16 pages

Price for both Books 1 and 9: $18.00 (plus p&p)


CVC book a in the middle
16 pages
CVC - a in the middle READER
13 pages

Price for both Books 2 and 10: $13.00 (plus p&p)


CVC book e in the middle
16 pages
CVC - e in the middle READER
13 pages

Price for both Books 3 and 11: $13.00 (plus p&p)


CVC book i in the middle
16 pages
CVC - i in the middle READER
13 pages

Price for both Books 4 and 12: $13.00 (plus p&p)


CVC book o in the middle
16 pages
CVC - o in the middle READER
13 pages

Price for both Books 5 and 13: $13.00 (plus p&p)


CVC phonics book - u in the middle
16 pages
CVC phonics READER - u in the middle
13 pages

Price for both Books 6 and 14: $13.00 (plus p&p)


Book - y as a vowel READER
17 pages

Price for book 7: $8.00 (plus p&p)

Lots and LOTS of teaching ideas for phonics
29 pages

Price for book 8: $18.00 (plus p&p)

The teaching ideas book is FREE with an order for the 13 titles in this series.


Buy the whole set and save

One set of all books plus the free Lots and LOTS of teaching ideas: $80.00 (a saving of $11) plus p&p


Each vowel (and the y as a vowel) is featured in its own pair of books – and there is a book for teachers/parents/tutors with lots and LOTS of ideas from which to draw.

These books are recommended in pairs, with the first book giving the basic sounds of English, and the second book (the reader) providing sentences to enhance fluency, meaning and understanding. (See below for the background to this series.)

Series Background

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Teach Yourself beginner readers

All the basics, from vowels, consonants, CVC words to more complex words are here. Each of the books in this graded series provide the beginner reader with all the elements needed for learning to read. Parents and class teachers will be surprised at how children are not only highly motivated to read, but at how rapid is their progress.

See below for background on this series.


Click on book covers for Look Inside examples.
Every book in this series has 16 pages.


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Background of the Teach Yourself to Read series

Teach Yourself to Read is a series of 15 books taking the teacher/parent guided student from the sounds of vowels and consonants through decoding CVC words and into more complex word structures – all the while providing a joyful and sometimes quirky approach to learning these vital first steps to reading English.

The books increase in complexity from simple words up to compound sentences – all the while improving decoding skills, understanding, vocabulary growth and fluency. They offer structured learning as well as a sometimes quirky approach to entertain, and present multiple teaching/learning experiences.


Nuts and Bolts Literacy Teaching Manual

Free download
for a limited time only

90 pages to help you be an even more brilliant teacher

As the name suggests, the Nuts and Bolts book provides ideas, suggestions and a multitude of ways for the time-poor teacher be able to present a whole raft of high-powered lessons to strengthen the Reading Works series.

The information is easy to read, and topics can be cherry-picked to suit the requirements of the teacher.

See the look inside for a list of contents and how it is that teaching ‘a for apple’ can cause problems.

As a demonstration of how many lessons can be achieved from just one row of one book in the Vowels to IPA series, click here. 



Click here to download the free PFD as your personal copy of Nuts and Bolts Literacy Teaching Manual.
This Manual is not to be copied in whole or part thereof or on-sold to any other party or organisation now or in the future.
By clicking to download this free copy you agree to the above conditions.

My Book of Charts

My Book of Charts - off the wall and on your desk!
See below for examples.

Your own booklet of charts has the advantage of being easy to read, immediately accessible and a personal reference at the moment it is needed.

23 pages
A4
AU$35.00


The titles of the full colour pages are:

  • The Alphabet – Lower Case – First Phonics
  • The Alphabet – UPPER CASE – First Phonics
  • Vowel Sounds – Advanced Level
  • The Schwa Vowel Sound
  • Consonant Sounds – Advanced Level
  • Consonant Blends – Word Beginnings
  • Consonant Blends – Word Endings
  • Digraphs 1
  • Digraphs 2
  • Digraphs 3
  • Word Beginnings Trigraphs 1; Quadrigraphs and Quintographs
  • Word Endings Trigraphs 2
  • Silent Letters
  • Contractions 1
  • Contractions 2
  • Contractions 3
  • Homophones Two-word Groups 1
  • Homophones Two-word Groups 2
  • Homophones Three-word Groups
  • Heteronyms