The Flyers Books are decodable reading books for use alongside the Phonics for SEN and other systematic, synthetic phonics and linguistic phonics programmes.
The text in the books is carefully selected to reflect the sounds (and sound spellings) that the pupil(s) have worked on in class so that they are able to use their developing decoding skills and increasing phonic knowledge to read the words with accuracy.
There are seven books for you to print out, covering the sounds:
/oa/ /z/ /ee/ /ai/ /er/ /e/ /ow/
These correspond to the sounds covered in Book 4 of the Phonics for SEN programme. Each book has text and simple, clear illustrations.
On the beach
Tim and Sam
In addition to the illustrated text, the Flyers include activities that support the pupil to experience reading success in a wider sense (as described in The Simple View of Reading – Tunmer & Gough 1986), developing automaticity, fluency and understanding of what they have read.
The books include activities and suggestions for working on:
• establishing context – discussion before reading the story
• single word reading (decoding) – priming the pupil for reading the story
• vocabulary – focusing on words and phrases that may be unknown to the pupil
• text reading – reading the story
• reading comprehension – talking about what they have read – ‘about and around’ the story
Great to read in class or send home. Easy to print out and replace if lost.
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