These beautifully illustrated decodable books are the next step up - little chapter books to engage children with the antics of the Smith twins and more friends of Pip and Tim.
Each book focus on split digraphs - a-e as in tale, e -e as in theme, i-e as in shine, o-e as in hope and u-e as in tune. More alternative digraphs are introduced - alternative phonemes for c when followed by an e, i or y (nice, city, cycle) and g as in orange, gigantic, gym.
Morphology of the suffix ed - 3 sounds - ed as in expected, /d/ as in disappeared and /t/ as in jumped.
Homophones are featured in A Strange Tale. It also includes a game to apply and practise the children's growing knowledge.
They focus on split digraphs - a-e as in tale i-e as in shine, o-e as in hope and u-e as in tube. The alternative phonemes for c and g are taught - /c/ changes to /s/ when followed by an e, i or y as in nice, space and /g/ changes to /j/ as in huge.
There is a game in A Strange Tale to practise the spelling and talk about the meaning of the homophone pairs.
Little Learner Readers Stage 7 Unit 4
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