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Phonic Books: Magic Belt Series

Catch-Up Readers

Zak is ten years old. He lives with his Grandpa. One day, Grandpa gets very sick. When Zak goes to seek help, he meets a wizard. Strangely, the wizard already knows that Zak’s Grandpa is sick. He offers to cure his Grandpa and, in return, Zak must go on a quest. He must find ten magic gems. Zak sets off with his friend, Finn. How will they find the magic gems? Will they find them in time to save Grandpa?

  • 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)

    Magic Belt Series

    The Magic Belt Series is 12 fantasy/adventure stories for students ages 8 through 14 who would benefit from a beginning phonics program. This series starts at CVC/CVCC level text, then builds up reading skills in a step-by-step phonic progression, allowing practice and consolidation at each level. To promote interest, the series features one continuous story when read in sequence, with the conclusion in the final book.

  • Book 1: CVC, CVCC
  • Book 2: CVCC
  • Book 3: CVCC
  • Book 4: CVCC, -ed
  • Book 5: CCVCC
  • Book 6: 'ch', 'tch'
  • Book 7: 'sh'
  • Book 8: < th >
  • Book 9: < ck >, < qu >
  • Book 10: < ng >
  • Book 11: < wh >, -ing
  • Book 12: < le >

    Magic Belt Series Workbook

    This spiral-bound photocopiable workbook (190 pages) includes 12 chapters which correspond to the 12 books in the reading series. Following the same phonic progression, it provides a variety of activities including word- building, blending, segmenting, comprehension, and vocabulary exercises based on the characters and adventures in the Magic Belt Series.

    Magic Belt Series Introductory Workbook
    A workbook to prepare the older, ‘catch-up’ pupil for reading the Magic Belt Series. Aimed at children with weak sound/letter knowledge it introduces the sounds and letters of the alphabet through a variety of activities. 50 pp., spiral-bound.

    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.

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    Reading Level

    Interest Level


    Grades 2-8

    Subject/Genre: Adventure Fantasy

    Recommended Ages: 8-14

    Pages: 12 pp, 5-7/8 x 8-1/4, softcover


    Item No.






    1 Set of 12 Books


    Workbooks and Accessories (Available Separately)

    Item No.






    Magic Belt Series Workbook



    Magic Belt Introductory Workbook



    Talisman Cards Decks 1-10


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