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 HNB — 1st Grade Phonics —

Phonic Books: Rescue Series

Catch-Up Readers

Readability Level: Phonics
Recommended Ages: 8-14+
Subject/Genre: Adventure Fantasy

Created for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series feature action-packed stories divided into books with about 300 words each, with the conclusion of the story in each set's final book.

  • Designed for guided or independent reading
  • Ideal for practicing specific decoding patterns in the context of a larger narrative
  • Text is supported by color pictures on each page
  • Each book focuses on a set of sound-spellings for readers to practice
  • Action-packed stories in short books (about 300 words each)

    Rescue Series

    It is a hot, sunny day. Erin is babysitting her baby brother. Her friend, Danny, skates over to see her. Neither of them knows this is the start of an epic adventure! This series of 10 books introduces more alternative spellings for vowel sounds. Each title has 16 pages in full color, with exciting and motivating stories and illustrations.

  • Book 1: 'ae' (ay, ai, a, a-e, ea, ey)
  • Book 2: 'ee' (ee, ea, y, e, ie, e-e, ei)
  • Book 3: 'oe' (ow, oa, oe, o-e, o)
  • Book 4: 'er' (er, ir, ur, or, ear)
  • Book 5: 'ow' 'oi' (ow, ou, & oi, oy)
  • Book 6: 'oo' (oo, ue, u-e, ew, ou, u)
  • Book 7: 'ie' (ugh, ie, i-e, i, y)
  • Book 8: 'or' (or, ore, a, aw, awe, au, ar, al ough)
  • Book 9: 'air' (air, are, ear, ere, eir)
  • Book 10: 'ar'

    Rescue Series Workbook

    The Rescue Series Workbook (150 pages) is a spiral-bound pack of photocopiable reading, spelling and comprehension activities for each of the stories in the series. Approximately 150 pages.

    Talisman Cards

    sampleTalisman Cards are a collection of 20 beautifully illustrated card decks students can use to play a fast-paced game that gives them plenty of phonic skills practice. Starting at the CVC word level, the decks introduce consonant digraphs and alternative spellings for vowel sounds. Each deck of 56 cards corresponds to a phonic focus contained in the Phonic Books Series.

  • Sample Workbook Pages



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    1 set of 10 books


    Accessories (Sold Separately)

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    Rescue Series Workbook


    See Also... (Sold Separately)


    Item No. / Product Title



    Phonic Books: Alba Series



    Phonic Books: Magic Belt Series



    Phonic Books: Talisman 1 Series



    Phonic Books: Totem Series



    Phonic Books Complete Series



    Island Adventure Series


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