I’ve just put six brand new Set 10 Phonics With Feeling printable decodable readers into the Spelfabet website shop. Like all these books, they cost 40c per print to make 5 copies, or 20c per print to make 30 copies. You provide the paper/card, printer and assembly time, which of course adds to the real cost, but if you’re short of funds, these are a very affordable way to boost your library of decodable text.
The Set 10 books target ways to spell the following sounds:
- /or/ as in ‘August’, ‘caught’, ‘thought’, ‘walk’, ‘warm’, ‘board’, ‘poor’, ‘for’, ‘more’, ‘four’, ‘saw’ and ‘all’, in a story about a girl called Audrey learning to be herself.
- /er/ as in ‘her’, ‘turn’, ‘first’, ‘learn’, ‘work’ and ‘journey’, in a story about a girl called Kirsty who teaches her mum and brother about earthworms.
- The unstressed vowel spelt ‘r’, as in ‘our’, ‘fire’ and ‘pure’ (in Australian and UK English, pronounced /r/ in US and some other Englishes), in a story about a boy called Albie who longs to find a blue flower he sees in a dream.
- /o/ as in ‘was’, ‘fault’, ‘cough’ and ‘hot’, in a story about a boy called Walter who learns from an encounter with a wasp on a yacht that he’s not afraid of water.
- /u/ as in ‘brother’, ‘cousin’, ‘blood’ and ‘fun’, in a story about a boy called Douglas who has some cousins who are well-behaved, and some who get up to mischief.
- /i/ as in ‘gym’, a book about words with this unusual spelling, and their origins in Ancient Greek.
Like all the Phonics With Feeling books, these books come with printable yes/no quizzes, each with 20 questions. The quizzes are also free to use on Wordwall, you can put some or all the questions into other formats e.g. Kahoot, or use them as a stand up/sit down or heads/tails type trivia quiz in class, once everyone has read the book.
We hope these books help children practise the targeted sound-spelling relationships to mastery, that they can relate to the stories, and that they sometimes prompt interesting follow-up discussion of characters’ feelings, like pride, disgust, anger, love, fear, hope, and excitement.