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Free sample of the download-and-print decodable book “Not a Tutu” by Gaia Dovey. This book is a May 2022 addition to the Phonics With Feeling Extended Code Review Set Three. It’s about a girl’s dilemma when her grandfather buys her a tutu she doesn’t like, and her mum urges her to tell him the truth, and ask him to swap it for a wet suit.
This book is suitable for children in Years 1 or 2, depending on their phonics teaching sequence, but can also be used with slightly older catch-up learners. It is supplied with a printable quiz, or you can use the online Wordwall quiz here.
You may print up to five copies of this free sample file. To see/get other Phonics With Feeling books, click here.
Free sample of the download-and-print book “Not a Tutu” by Australian author and illustrator Gaia Dovey. This book completes the Phonics with Feeling Extended Code Set Three. Up to 5 copies may be printed.
Set Three assumes students have been taught the Initial Code (one-letter consonants and ‘short’ vowels, plus consonant digraphs like ‘ss’, ‘sh’ and ‘ck’) and ‘e-controlled’ vowel spellings in ‘make’, ‘these’, ‘like’, ‘chose’, ‘cute’ and ‘brute, and are learning about one-letter ‘long’ vowels in two-syllable words like ‘making’, ‘being’, ‘liking’, ‘chosen’, ‘cuter’ and ‘brutal’.
“Not a Tutu” is a story about Lucy whose beloved grandpa regularly picks her up from school, and notices her interest in a costume shop window. He doesn’t realise that the costume she loves is a gorilla suit, not a tutu. On her birthday, Lucy is jubilant to get judo lessons from an aunt, and flippers and goggles from her mum, but deflated by a tutu from her grandpa.
Not wanting to be rude, Lucy and her mum discuss whether to tell her grandpa the truth. Lucy discovers her grandpa was a champion swimmer, and that probably giving her what she wants, and sharing his love of swimming with her, will make him happy. So she embarks on the difficult conversation with him.All the Phonics With Feeling books contain cohesive narratives, entertaining plots, engaging characters, and themes worth talking about. Containing more words than most decodable books (394 words in this case), they offer intensive decoding practice.
This book is suitable for children in Year 1 or 2, or slightly older catch-up learners. It is supplied with a printable quiz, or you can use the online Wordwall quiz here.
You may print up to five copies of this free sample file. To see/get other books from this series, click here. Note that there is a parent/aide version of each set which may be printed up to five times, and a teacher/clinician version which may be printed up to thirty times.