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Reading Storytime Books

Once your child is confident blending sounds in the Blending books, they will start to read Storytime Phonics books daily in small groups after every Speed Sound lesson. 

Storytime books help children to practise reading ‘green words’. These are the words that they can ‘Fred Talk’ to segment and decode using the phonics sounds they know. They will also help children to read ‘red words. These are tricky words that are not phonetically decodable. 

Your child will bring home two Storytime books a week (one for review and one new). Reading this at home will help your child become secure with the sounds they are currently learning in school. 

Encourage your child to read this book independently although they may need some support with he sounds they are learning. Ask questions about the book and talk lots about the story. Don’t just read it once – read the book multiple times to develop fluency and deeper understanding.