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Book 1 - Spike

The selection of 20 words learned in book one have

been carefully chosen to enable the construction

of asking an open ended question, encouraging

thinking and prediction.


Where is this going?

What is Spike doing?

Can you see what is happening now?


By adding the following completes the list of 20:


fast, This, missing, down, he, it, can



Combinations of these 20 words make the simple

sentences to accompany the attractive and detailed

pictures that actually provide opportunities for

further discussion.

It is very important therefore to unpack the pictures

on each page and talk about the detail in them.

The first reading book ‘Spike’ introduces 20 words that students learn prior to receiving the reading book.  The words are learned

through pictures created on A5 durable card.  There are additional word and picture cards to use in a variety of games to

consolidate the word learning.

This is a sequential story and the last page is left with a ‘cliff hanger’ so the students are motivated to want to read more to

find out what happens next.


The slides above, and static illustrations below, provide an example of what to expect from Book 1.

Each reading book has 32 pages and is presented as an A5 book.

The only word that appear in the reading book, are the 20 sight words the student has learned.


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