In our first 3 series of books we introduce the letters 'a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, k, l, m, n, o, p, r, s, t, u, x, w' .
There are 22 books for children to practise reading words at the CVC level whilst they are learning the corresponding letters and sounds.
The high-frequency words 'a, on, in, and, the' are used in all three series of books for this phase.
The AB Starter Pack introduces the letters in the following order:
Book A1 and B1: 'a, c, h, m, n, o, t'
Book A2 and B2: 'b, i, g, x'
Book A3 and B3: 'd, l, f, r'
Book A4 and B4: 's, e, u, p'
There are no capital letters, no verbs and no sentences used. CVC nouns are joined by simple adjectives and the words 'a, on, in, and, the'.
The First Words Series introduces the letters:
Book 1 'c, a, t, h, e, n, o, r, s'
Book 2 'b, d, g, i'
Book 3 'f, l'
Book 4 'm, u'
Book 5 'k, p'
Book 8 'w'
Books 6, 7 and 8 have sentences beginning with 'I am .....' or 'I can ....'.
Tom and Bella Series 1 introduces the letters:
Book 1 't, o, m, c, a, d, g, n, s'
Book 2 'b, i, f'
Book 3 'e, l, r'
Book 4 'p, u' h'
Book 6 'w'
Books 5 and 6 use sentences containing the verbs 'has, is, hits, fills, tips, drips'. The capital letters T and B are used in the text.
WA01: Letters of the Alphabet Writing Activities has 54 photocopiable activity sheets, 27 of them for the lower case letters of the alphabet, including both versions of 'k', and 27 of them for lower case and upper case letters. Children learn the correct formation of each letter. They can practise writing over dotted letters and in their own handwriting.
WA04: Activities for the AB Starter Pack has 46 photocopiable pages for children to practise writing letters and simple words. They can write over dotted letters and write words in their own handwriting. The activities introduce letters in the same order as in the AB Starter Pack. There are no capital letters used. All the activities involve lower case letters only.
WA02: First Words Writing Activities has 47 photocopiable pages of writing activities to accompany the books in the First Words Series. Both versions of the letter 'k,' in the Sassoon Primary Infant Font, are used.
WA03: Tom and Bella Series 1 Writing Activities has 36 photocopiable activity sheets, six for each book, so that children can learn to write the small letters of the alphabet by writing over dotted letters. They can also write these letters in simple words in their own handwriting.
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