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Literacy Teaching in the Early Years - Term 2
The texts suggested here can be read with groups, individuals or used with the whole class as part of a literacy hour. See resources and planning for ideas related to these texts.
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Robot Word Folder Unit

Robot Word Folder Unit
A fun way to teach early sight words. This unit allows you to make attractive Robot Word Folders. Also included are sight word cards and onset and rime word lists for spelling. Contains, Robot Folder, Spelling Machine and Words and Word Lists for both. (1.1mb Download) Single User PC Version.
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Reception: Week 6 Plan: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Billy Goats Gruff E book Single User (PC)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff traditional tale, presented as an electronic book, for use with an interactive whiteboard, computer or multimedia projector, with colourful illustrations and the option to edit your own text and save and load text. (5mb Download) Single User PC Version
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Three Billy Goats Gruff E book with speech Single User (PC)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff traditional tale, presented as an electronic book, for use with an interactive whiteboard, computer or multimedia projector, with colourful illustrations and sound on the speaking parts. (9.6mb Download) Single User PC Version
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Three Billy Goats Gruff Goat Facts Single User (PC)
This non chronological report is presented as an electronic book, for use with an interactive whiteboard, computer or multimedia projector. (7.9mb Download) Single User PC Version
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Text: The Jigaree
Reception Week 1 Plan: The Jigaree
The Jigaree
This book, about a space creature that dances, swims and skates, has a repetitive text suitable for introducing "can" as a
sight word. It is also available as a big book.
Author: Joy Cowley
Available from Kingscourt/McGraw-Hill

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Text: The Monster's Party
Reception Week 2 Plan: The Monster's Party
Another old favourite from the Story Chest series, this book has a patterned text suitable for reinforcing the sight word "can". It provides a good model for making your own class or individual book.
Author: Joy Cowley
A Story Chest book available from Kingscourt/McGraw-Hill

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Text: The Bravest Bear Ever
Reception Week 3 Plan: The Bravest Bear Ever
This amusing book contains a number of stories, which consist of little more than "Once upon a time", a character and "The End"! So bear decides to write his own story. A wonderful book for demonstrating the elements needed in a narrative to make it an effective story.

Author: Allan Ahlberg
Illustrator: Paul Howard
Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 0-7445-6181-7

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Text: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Reception Week 4 Plan: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
This well loved book has been chosen as a text to support Unit 2 in Developing Early Writing (NLS). The family go on a bear hunt, overcoming many obstacles in their way. But when they finally find the bear they run home and decide not to go on a bear hunt again!
Retold by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 0-7445-2323-0

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Text: This is the Bear
Reception Week 5 Plan:This is the Bear
The dog pushes the bear in the bin, which is where bear's unusual adventure begins! A delightful, well illustrated book with rhyming text.

Written by Sarah Hughes
Illustrated by Helen Craig
Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 0-7445-0969-6

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Text: My Body
Reception Week 6 Plan: My Body
This non-fiction text has a patterned text which is well supported by the illustrations.
My Body provides a good model for the text features of a non-fiction book. It has a contents and index page, and exemplifies the use of labels. It is suitable for teaching print concepts; 1:1 word match; and the sight words this, is and my
.

Author: Rhonda Jenkins
Available as a Big Book.
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN 0-435-09445-9

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Text: Noah's Ark
Reception Week 7 Plan: Noah's Ark
Colourful illustrations combined with a clear, simple text make Lucy Cousins' retelling of the Old Testament story an ideal book to use with young children. You can use this to link to the R.E. unit for Reception: "Who was Noah?"

Retold and illustrated by Lucy Cousins
Published by Walker Books
ISBN 0-7445-3672-3

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Text: A Day in the Life of a Doctor
Reception Week 8 Plan: A Day in the Life of a Doctor
This non-fiction text provides a starting point for setting up a clinic structured play area. The book follows Nicky, the doctor through her day from surgery to a home visit and the baby clinic. (The text is in small book format)

Author: Carol Watson

Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN 0-7496-3615-7

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Text: A Day in the Life of a Nurse
Reception Week 9 Plan: A Day in the Life of a Nurse
This non-fiction text is useful as a stimulus to continue setting up a clinic structured play area. The book follows Gemma's experiences when she goes into hospital for an operation. (The text is in small book format)

Author: Carol Watson
Publisher: Franklin Watts
ISBN 0-7496-4103-7

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Text: Who's in the Shed?
Reception Week 10 Plan: Who's in the Shed?

This old favourite never loses its charm with its combination of rhyming text and peepholes to encourage the reader to predict who is in the shed.

Author: Brenda Parkes
Illustrator: Ester Kasepuu
Publisher: Kingscourt/McGraw-Hill
ISBN 0-7327-2290-X
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Text: Chicken Licken
Reception Week 11 Plan: Chicken Licken
This new version of the cautionary traditional tale is stylishly retold and illustrated by Michael Foreman. The characters' rhyming names make it a useful book to introduce / reinforce onset and rime with young children.

Author: Michael Foreman
Publisher: Anderson press
ISBN 0-86264-847-5 (Hardback version)

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Text: Do You Still Love Me?
Reception Week 12 Plan: Do You Still Love Me?

This is a wonderful tale about jealousy and a developing friendship. The text also provides a good model for using time sequencing words.

Author: Charlotte Middleton
Publisher: Gullane
ISBN 1-86233-437-4 (Hardback version)
ISBN 1-86233-492-7 (Paperback version)

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