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
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Click on the cover images for Look Inside and ideas on how to use these books.
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.) 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.
Loud Phonics books are for classrooms, self-teaching, homeschool, English as an Additional Language, ESL; based on the Vygotsky teacher-as-expert philosophy. Phonics means sound. The Loud Phonics Series of 8 books is based on sound to teach beginner readers phoneme-grapheme correspondences in an entertaining way.
Additional books 9 to 14 – are the respective READERS which expand the themes and put the new words into sentences to give understanding and context.
Phonic/grapheme accuracy, oral language, speech clarity, the breathing of reading, creative thinking, comprehension, word knowledge, listening skills, vocabulary, handwriting protocols, widening general knowledge and memory development are some of the many learning possibilities that can be incorporated while using the Loud Phonics Series.
These books have been written to be thorough, to provide a feeling of lively enjoyment and success along the way for all ability and age levels, and to be instantly appealing to be read, reread and love.
Hard Copy books of this series: (minimum order 10 books of each title),
contact Ellie directly.
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.
Background of the Teach Yourself to Read series
Teach Yourself to Read is a series of 12 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.
Limited time offer
Small quantities of end-of-print-run hard copy books in easy-to-hold A5 format are available from the author. If you are interested in obtaining some of these, or class-lots of 10 books of each title, please contact us.
These books will help develop vocabulary and decoding skills.
An automatic and smooth left to right eye movement is essential for decoding all words, but especially ones that are easily reversed.
Having a secure left to right oral and aural phonemic awareness promotes better reading for meaning in both out-loud and silent reading. The fish swimming from left to right on each page help develop this word-tracking accuracy.
How to use these books
The importance of reading practice, repetition, oral sentence creation, writing by copying and then writing from memory cannot be over-emphasised regarding their value in literacy teaching and learning.
Independently re-reading this book many times (similar to a musician practising a piece of music) and in many different ways to keep the learning fresh will help each learner build their word-recognition ability to recognise any of the words in this book at a glance. Meaning and vocabulary extension will come from oral language activities first by hearing the teacher/ reading coach model how to create sentences, and then by learners in the group creating and saying their own made-up sentences using the words.
Many sessions of teacher/reading coach demonstrating how to write words, phrases and sentences using selected oral sentence examples extends reading and word recognition skills and, most importantly, the ability to visualise words and predict their spelling. Writing practice also locks in tactile word memory and letter formation accuracy. Dictation and creative writing are an exhilarating culmination of what has gone before.
NOTE: Spelling errors should be unknown. Good teaching and repetition will make this possible.
Enjoy the journey!