Currently in the uk over 5,000 schools are using bug club andor phonics bug services. Book bands for usborne very first reading, phonics readers, first reading, young reading and beginners equivalent national curriculum levels for england and wales are given for each band. Lea school support officer book bands is an indispensable tool for everyone responsible for developing childrens reading. However, the most commonly used structure in schools is book bands because this is a system that has been applied to lots of different reading schemes and other books. A phoneme is also the smallest unit of sound and children are taught these sounds at the start of their education. Phonics bug, bug club, oxford reading tree, big cat, story world and project x book schemes are all. Component chart bug club and phonics bug by pearson middle.
The teachers handbook provides a wealth of information which is easily accessible for the busy teacher. It can be particularly tricky if your child hasnt started school yet and you are working it all out on your own. Books are grouped by the coloured book band system and pupils are directed towards the appropriate band for. Phonic books are constructed on a very different basis from bookbanded books, however a very rough correlation can be made. Phonics phase 2 phonics bug bug club madeleine lindley ltd. Kilham church of england voluntary controlled primary school. Home resource bank for teachers and parents jolly phonics readers and book bands jolly phonics readers and book bands this handy 2page leaflet gives vital information on the jolly phonics readers and how they fit in with nondecodable reading schemes and the book bands. There are also bands beyond this but these are much broader and more about ageappropriateness than reading ability. Phonics bug, bug club, oxford reading tree, big cat, story world and project x book schemes are all included in the colour bands. Reading overview phonics phases book bands year group expectations the following grid is intended only as rough guide to support teachers in identifying appropriate books matched to phonics phases and agerelated expectations. We use coloured book bands to grade a variety of reading schemes to provide children with a diverse range of reading books and vocabulary. Bug club allocations education industry it spiceworks. From the main window, tick all the books you with to allocate. The world of reading schemes, book bands, early readers and early chapter books can be a bit of a minefield and seems to have its own language.
These are carefully graded by reading levels known as book bands. Childrens fiction choose a subcategory to filter by bookband only younger titles have book bands assigned. Book bands reading scheme, using oxford reading tree as a core, continues through ks1 and 2. I hope this resource if of some help with planning appropriate reading material for children based on their level and progression with the alphabetic code. Book bands are stocked with both fiction and nonfiction texts from a range of schemes, including. Book bands for guided reading helps me to locate reading material quickly at the right level for pupils. Jun 09, 2014 the world of reading schemes, book bands, early readers and early chapter books can be a bit of a minefield and seems to have its own language. Usborne reading programme choose a subcategory to filter by bookband young beginners and beginners. The book band target sheet below can help guide you in how to support your child on their current book band. Childrens reading book level is assessed using the pm benchmarking kit. Reading through the book bands dear parents, we are delighted to be able to introduce you to our new and exciting reading pathway. In eyfs and key stage 1, pupils follow our bookbanded reading scheme.
Files included 2 match book levelswithnclevelsandletterssoundsphases. Incidentally that book was coauthored by shirley bickler, who was series consultant for the bookbanded titles in ransom reading stars. Reading planet rocket phonics fresh and fullydecodable phonics. Reading assessment information passed from ks1 to ks2. Phonics reading resources for primary schools badger learning. Polly alford, penn wood nursery and primary school i like the way the rocket phonics books link to letters and sounds and are phonically decodable. Within each scheme there is a range of books at different levels of difficulty book bands. Incidentally that book was coauthored by shirley bickler, who was series consultant for the book banded titles in ransom reading stars. Originating from the the institute of educations ucl, london publication book bands for guided reading bickler et al, 1998 and their close ties with the new zealand led reading recovery initiative, book band levels were introduced as a means for schools to instil a breadth of reading across a variety of published reading schemes as opposed to one scheme alone and to. Files included 1 brightoncollegebookbandscomparisonchart. Dfe phonics letters and sounds worksheets phonics is a method of teaching students to read by linking sounds, called phonemes, and the symbols which represent them graphemes or letter groups.
Book bands for usborne very first reading, phonics readers. Reading overview phonics phases book bands year group. For early readers, phonics bug books include a number of alphablocks books which are based on the characters from the tv. Ks1 guided reading book bands overview collins big cat ks1 books are levelled to match the institute of education book bands for guided reading. Reading planet is a fantastic route to ensuring this happens. Component chart bug club and phonics bug by pearson. Children follow the book bands for reading throughout the school, until they are considered confident and competent enough to become a free reader. Children at the early stages of reading development national curriculum 2014 demands.
It can be particularly tricky if your child hasnt started school yet and you are working it. The main reading schemes used are oxford reading tree including floppys phonics, treetops and project x and phonics bug. Rising stars reading planet whole school reading scheme. Below is some information regarding the approach we shall be adopting. I like the fact that my ta can do oneonone work with the children, because of all the helpful notes and guidelines in the back of the. Reading chest has a vast selection of reading books, which are used in schools across the uk. Commercial decodable reading schemes are matched to letters and sounds phases and also national curriculum reading levels. Turquoise purple nc level 2c gold nc level 2b expected attainment at end of ks1 bridging bands end of year 2 start year 3 white nc level 2a year 3 lime. Phonics bug is a pretty special phonics programme that gives children a firm, fun foundation in phonics. Phonics phases explained for parents what are phonics.
Some are made with two letters, but in phase 2, children focus on learning the 19 most common single letter sounds these are broken down into smaller sets of about six sounds to make them more achievable for children to learn, says sara. Originating from the the institute of educations ucl, london publication book bands for guided reading bickler et al, 1998 and their close ties with the new zealand led reading recovery initiative, book band levels were introduced as a means for schools to instil a breadth of reading across a variety of published reading schemes as opposed to one scheme. Teaching your child to read book bands, reading schemes and. Matching book bands to year groups indicative book band. Bug club was launched to market in digital and print formats in 2010 to the key stage 1 age group 47 years, with key stage 2 811 years following in 2011. Correspondence between phonic reading schemes teaching. Reading planet rocket phonics fresh and fullydecodable.
Matching book bands to year groups indicative book band old curriculum and assessment national curriculum levels indicative english national curriculum year group september 2014 curriculum for independent reading and assessment purposes bug club recommended year group for guided reading higher than national standard for independent reading. Bug club red and red plus book bands year 6p7 planning and assessment guide 978 1 447910 80 0. In phase 2, children begin to learn the sounds that letters make. Tackle a higher ratio of complex words with known vocabulary, phonics and syllables. This means that when you know your childs book band, you will be able to select books from different reading schemes with confidence, knowing that they are the right level for your child. Ks1 phonics phonicbooks are an awardwinning, highly specialised publisher of decodable phonicbased reading books. Parents can speak to any of the eyfs or ks1 staff if they require any further information. Very first reading book 9 big pig on a dig phonics readers.
Letters and sounds phasebook band phase 2 pink phase 3 red phase 4 redyellow phase 5 blueorange hope this helps. Since then we have extended the number of titles available and made improvements to the service. With phonics bug teaching synthetic phonics is not only easy, its a whole lot of fun. Phonics bug is based on the principles of synthetic phonics and is intended to provide schools with a highly structured and supportive programme to ensure children are developing their phonic knowledge. Printed guided reading sets teaching resources bug club and. Phonics objectives taken from dfe letters and sounds and phonics play subscription website. The book book bands for guided reading 4th edition, ioe press, 2007 lists fairly extensive criteria for each band, but even these descriptions are of limited value. Teaching your child to read book bands, reading schemes.
Band 3 yellow nc level 1c moon zoom very first reading book 8 run, rabbit, run. Phonics ks1 resources printable and interactive games, ideas and worksheets for teaching phonics at foundation and ks1 stage. Weve got everything you need to teach it successfully and set all of your pupils on the path to a lifelong love of reading. Most children learn to read at school with the help of reading scheme books, such as oxford reading tree, bug club, collins big cat or project x. Download our full table of oxford levels and book bands used at primary school. Tick the relevant filters such as bug club or phonics bug then choose which book bands by ticking them. Reading and phonics coniston primary school, patchway. Find out which level is best suited to your child, and how levels 120 relate to book bands. Book bands consists of a series of coloured bands that reflect progress in reading from early phonics through to fluent, competent reading around the age of 7 or 8. When children move beyond phase 5 phonics and a predominantly phonics approach to reading, then children are taught a broader range of reading skills to develop their understanding of the texts they read.
Adopting floppys phonics sounds and letters in 2011, we were delighted that 70% of our y1 pupils secured the pass rate. It is also an excellent tool for use in staff development sessions. Our banded books are drawn from a range of published schemes including collins big cat, bug club, project x and floppys phonics and we look to continually update and improve our provision. Children have an individual reading book fiction and nonfiction on appropriate scheme. Oxford reading tree, heinemann storyworlds, heinemann literacy world, collins big cat. Compare book bands with different reading schemes best fit. It uses researchbased teaching methods so its proven to work, and it joins 100% decodable books with cbeebies videos and an online reading world, so its the ideal way to get todays little readers started on their journey to reading success. A digital learning space for your pupils and a toolkit for you, so that you can search, plan, allocate and assess all in one place. Phonics bug ks1 teaching and assessment guide 978 1 408263 49 5. Jolly phonics readers and book bands jolly learning. Phonics phase 4 phonics bug bug club madeleine lindley ltd. September 2014 curriculum for independent reading and assessment purposes bug club recommended year group for guided reading. These sets of engaging, fun and exciting books follow the phases identified in letters and sounds and build pupils skills in a very structured way.
There are general guidelines about which book bands should be covered within each year. Debbie has crafted magic, creating an approach to phonics that put simply works. Best reading scheme books for early readers theschoolrun. Over 600 usborne books have been assessed for book banding. Compare book bands to phonics phase and nc level agerelated expectations. Matching book bands to year groups unsworth primary. Pupils who are more reluctant readers are growing in confidence when the online books are used as a focus for guided reading activities. Phonic phases and sets cant easily be correlated with book bands or other reading levels.935 1391 62 1540 611 1343 198 1064 47 404 1169 1228 648 444 1058 499 711 392 1433 1053 218 155 483 1216 413 480 1091 556 1481 343 714 528