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 HNB — 1st Grade Phonics —

Phonic Books: Moon Dogs Series Set 1

Catch-Up Readers for Older Students

Readability Level: Phonics
Recommended Ages: 8-14

Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All progressive phonics series feature action-packed stories divided into books with short word counts, 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 (average 20-40 words per book)

    Moon Dogs Series

    The Moon Dogs Series is designed to appeal to older, catch-up pupils at the very early stages of reading. The series offers three sets of books, the first two sets containing eight books, and the third set containing 14 books. Set 1 introduces sounds gradually and reinforces reading these in CVC words. All words are at CVC level with one line of text to the page. Set 2 begins with text at CVC level and continues through the digraphs ch, sh, th, ck, ng, qu and wh. The series is designed around a group of teenage friends who are in a band and offers short, humorous stories about their lives. Reading skills are developed through step-by-step progression which allows practice and consolidation at each level. The series complements any synthetic phonics teaching program.

  • Book 1: s,a,t,i,m
  • Book 2: n,o,p
  • Book 3: b,c,g,h
  • Book 4: d,e,f,v
  • Book 5: k,l,r,u
  • Book 6: j,w,z
  • Book 7: x,y,ff,ll,ss,zz
  • Book 8: All initial sounds CVC

    Moon Dogs Workbook
    This reproducible workbook complements the 8 books in Moon Dogs Series Set 1. The activities in this workbook develop the underlying skills for reading: blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation at CVC word level. They also teach phonic knowledge needed to read words at this level.
    84 pp., 8-1/2 x 11-1/2, spiral-bound.

  • Sample Book Pages

    Workbook Page #25

    Workbook Page #31

    Phonic Books Scope and Sequence



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    1 set of 8 titles


    Accessories (Sold Separately)

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    Moon Dogs Series Set 1 Workbook


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