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Era Phonics Decodables

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Materials to enhance your phonics instruction and help your students or children become confident readers.

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Additional resources and supporting documentation.

Home reading tips

Helping a child read a phonics book can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Here are some tips to make the process more effective and enjoyable:

Reading environment
Find a quiet and comfortable space where you and the child can sit together without distractions. Ensure there is good lighting and provide a cosy atmosphere.

Introduce the book
Take a few moments to look at the book cover and talk about what the child thinks the story might be about. Point out the title, author, and illustrator. This helps build anticipation and sets the stage for reading.

Familiarise the child
Encourage the child to flip through the pages and look at the pictures before starting to read. This helps them build connections between the text and the illustrations, enhancing comprehension.

The basics
Before diving into the book, revise the letter sounds and phonics rules that the child has learned. Practise some simple words using those sounds to warm up.

Finger-pointing
As the child reads, encourage them to use their finger to point to each word. This helps them focus on individual words and prevents skipping or guessing.

Sounding out
When the child encounters an unfamiliar word, encourage them to sound it out using the phonics rules they have learned. Help them break the word down into individual sounds and blend them together.

Provide feedback
Offer positive reinforcement when the child reads correctly or makes progress. If they struggle with a word, provide gentle guidance without immediately giving the answer. Celebrate their efforts and improvement.

Discuss the story
After reading a section or completing the book, engage in a conversation about the story. Ask questions about the characters, events, or their favourite parts. This helps develop comprehension skills and encourages a love for reading.

Repeat and review
Phonics books often introduce new concepts and words gradually. Encourage the child to reread the book several times to reinforce their understanding. Each repetition will build confidence and strengthen reading skills.

Remember, patience and a positive attitude are key when helping a child read a phonics book. Make the experience enjoyable and praise their efforts along the way.

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Dr Susan Hill, from the University of South Australia, conducted the research into young children’s oral language, phonological awareness and vocabulary.

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Ants: s, a, t, i, n
An ant sat at a tin. It sat in the tin What will the ant do?

 

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ISBN9781741444520
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorMavromatis Connie
Themesphonic, animal
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction
Bad Bub: k, h, f, l, j
Bub fed the pup jam. Bub fed the cat ham. What else will Bub do?

 

 

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ISBN9781741444582
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorFeng, Yi-Ting
Themesphonic, home, pet, animal, humour
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction
Dig Tom, Dig: p, m, d, g, o
Tom digs a pit. Then Tom digs a pond. What will Tom dig next?

 

 

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ISBN9781741444544
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorMcCulloch, Liam
Themesphonic, home, pet, animal, humour
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction
Jim Just Fits: k, h, f, l, j
Kim just fits on a bus. But Jim can not fit in. How can Jim fit?

 

 

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ISBN9781741444599
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorDavies, Krystal
Themesphonic, animal, humour
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction

 

Pip and Nip: p ,m ,d ,g , o
Pip got a pet dog, Nip. Nip makes a mess. What can Pip do? Let’s read!

 

 

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ISBN9781741444551
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorCollicelli, Jessica
Themesphonic, pet, home
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction

 

Red Cup: c, e, u, r, b
Bob ran in a red cap. Where will Bob run?

 

 

 

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ISBN9781741444568
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorBlight, David
Themes
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction

 

Red Dog: c ,e ,u , r, b
Nic got a big red dog. Where will the dog sleep? Let’s read!

 

 

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ISBN9781741444575
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorLiang, Jessica
Themesphonic, home, pet, animal, humour
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction

 

Sit!: s, a, t, i, n
Nat is a cat. Nan has a tin. What will happen next?

 

 

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ISBN9781741444537
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorLiang, Jessica
Themesphonic, animal, humour
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction

 

Yak and the Vet: v, w, x, y, z, qu
Yak went to the vet. Can the vet fix Yak?

 

 

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ISBN9781741444605
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorKolic, Nathan
Themesphonic, occupation, animal, humour
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction

 

Zap!: v, w, x, y, z, qu
Bad Zak zaps Rex’s van. What will our hero do?

 

 

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ISBN9781741444612
AuthorMcDougall,Jill
IllustratorKolic, Nathan
Themesphonic, sport
Text TypeNarrative - Fiction
ClassificationFiction