Wednesday 21 October 2009

Reading - can you help?

Ebi-kun's reading has come on so much in the last couple of months, he seemed to be on the 3 letter words, phonic type books for quite an age then suddenly he is flying. From my teaching days I have the first 5 sets of OUP's Story Tree books, he is set to start level 5 today. He is really enjoying these stories and because they are levelled and the stories are related to the previous book he can't wait to get his hands on the next book. Whatever he picks up he will attempt to read, and he is doing a pretty good job, the only downside is that his writing skills are not as good as his reading now.
We will soon be through the level 5 of story tree, probably by next week, so what I need is are some recommendations please. He is not quite up to chapter book reading yet so we could do with something to bridge between. We don't have an library with English books so it is really hard for me to judge the level of the book just by looking at them online.
Any help, much appreciated.


  1. This might help,


  2. I had the same problem with Little-N when he started reading. The Oxford reading tree books are really good and he loved them too. They go up to stage 9 and by the time the child reaches the stage 9 books they can read about anything. After that I got him some Usborne young readers books:
    These books are quite nice and there are loads of titles so you can choose the ones that will interest him the most. Hope that helps.

  3. Thank you. I have been ummming and ahhhing about buying the next couple of levels of the OUP readers, they are quite expensive here which is putting me off. He flew through the first one in level 5 yesterday and wanted to read the next one straight away. We have one, level 1 of the Usborne books and he can just about read that so think a couple more of those would be good - good job Christmas is coming up :o)


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