Songbirds is a new Phonics series from Oxford Reading Tree. It comprises real stories written by the best-selling author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson. All the stories are phonic stories that support the latest curriculum developments. Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds provide:BLfully decodeable texts that build on pupils' phonic knowledge as they work through the 36 books over 6 stagesBLopportunities for segmenting, blending and matching sounds and letter blendsBLlively illustrations by a variety of artistsBLflexible activities that can be tailored to your phonic teachingBLan exciting interactive CD-Rom to accompany Stages 4-6Stage 4 titles practise the long vowel sounds: BLQueen Anneena's Feast - ee ea y e BLSpike Says - igh y ie i-e iBLThe Wrong Kind of Knight - ee ea y e, igh y ie i-e iBLMoan, Moan, Moan - oa ow o-e oBLThe Snake and the Drake - ai ay a-e aBLTadpoles - ee ea y e, i-e i, ow o-e o, ai ay a-e a
An excellent full range of phonic usage for these stages of text. I feel children would benefit immensely from the scheme.
St Nicholas Primary School , Oxford
What a lovely way of showing the relation of text to words in a story!
Literacy Teacher, Oxfordshire