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The following list includes the most popular phonic-based readers borrowed from the SPELD SA Library in 2017.
Series 1: Dandelion and Phonic Book Catch-up Series
Series 2: SPELD SA Phonic Books
Series 3: Fitzroy Readers
Series 4: The Rip Rap Series
Series 5: Little Learners Books
Series 6: The Honey Ant Readers
Click here for a full list of phonic books that can be borrowed through the Public Library OneCard Network in South Australia
Click here to download a checklist for the sequence and titles for when you borrow Dandelion Launchers, Readers and Catch-up Series phonic books
The Dandelion series of phonic books and catch up readers are written with a highly-structured phonic progression are especially made to help all readers, especially dyslexic readers learn to read. The books all have imaginative stories with appealing characters and colourful and motivating illustrations. All of the books also have workbooks that complement each book with reading and writing activities.
Dandelion Launchers sets 1-15 (4 books in each set)Dandelion Launchers 1-15 give you 4 books in each set that cover specific sounds needed for extensive reading practice of words around the first 42 sounds.
Dandelion Readers Sets 1-5 (10 books in each set)
Dandelion Readers 1-5 give you 3 sets of books with extra practice reading these sounds in more complex sentences (each set from 1-3, has 1 book that complements each of the Launcher sets from 1-10. Sets 4 & 5 have a similar quota that will extend Launchers 11-15.). With Dandelion Readers 1-5 your set will now have 7 books in each set progressing in difficulty.
Dandelion Readers Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 (14 books in each set)
Dandelion Readers Set 9 split vowel spellings (6 books)
Dandelion Readers sets 6-10 provide students with practice reading within the extended phonics code. Many students will be able to become independent readers once they have finished the entire series of these books.
The next series of books for reluctant older readers ages 8+. They aim to allow students to practice reading at an interest level that complements their age.
Moon Dog Series 1, 2 & 3
The Moon Dog Series assume that students need to go back to the beginning but have pictures and storylines that suit readers 8+. Readers in sets 1 and 2 work through the 42 sounds, Set 3 covers vowel sounds.
The Magic Belt readers flow on from the Moon Dog series, and then Totem readers, Alba readers, Rescue Readers, Talisman 1 & Talisman 2 readers, and the Titan’s Gauntlets readers flow on in a progressive order of phonic knowledge.
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These A2 sized books are grouped in a developing order based on the order of the 42 sounds introduced in the Jolly Phonics early literacy program, www.jollylearning.co.uk
Each book is published with suggestions on how parents, tutors and teachers can get the most out of the book. The books are also available through our free online phonic books collection: click here for online & printable PDF verisons.
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The Fitzroy Readers take the young learner from simple sounding words like cat and mat (in the 1st story) through to words like appreciative and consciousness (in the final story). Each story features a basic English sound (e.g. oy), a few sight words (e.g. said), a revision word list and an extension word list.
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These two sets of twelve books is written for upper primary and secondary aged students who have lower than average reading skills.
Struggling to make sense of a range of advice, bewildered by participation in classroom lessons that are above their reading level, and lacking basic decoding skills, many of these students have lost all confidence that they will ever learn to read well. With their friends reading Harry Potter, students with any residual self-respect do not want to be seen grappling with books written for 5 year old beginner readers.
The Rip Rap novels are designed to look like the books that similar aged students read.
With a strictly controlled vocabulary, and introducing digraphs and spelling patterns one at a time, these exciting, often funny, stories build confidence in reading and a solid foundation of phonic understanding.
These high interest, low reading level novels are intended to be read in sequence. Each builds on the skills learned in the previous book. Confidence is built through success and practice of word families.
We know that many students with reading difficulties are intelligent people, who are just as capable of thinking deeply and critically as their peers. The Rip Rap books are good springboards for class discussion. As students progress through the series, the stories touch on a range of increasingly challenging subjects, such as terrorism, domestic violence, supernatural events, cloning, war and time travel. It would be appropriate for more advanced readers to share these books and discussions.
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Click here to order Rip Rap series B
Little Learner books enable children to read using their new knowledge of letters and sounds to decode text. They are carefully sequenced in 7 stages. Each stage is expertly levelled to support children as they move through the stages of learning to read. There are 50 Little Learner books covers Stage 1, 2, 3, 4, Plus 4, 5, 6, and 7 Units 1,2 & 3.
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The books have been designed phonetically, but they have also been made in collaboration with aboriginal elders to ensure that the words that aboriginal people think are important are used, so some special sounds we wouldn’t usually introduce till later are included.
This means that rather than following reading recovery levels, they introduce a progression of sounds and words.
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