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All books on this page are sold directly from writer to reader to avoid the retail mark-up. These savings are cheerfully passed on to you, the purchaser.

The books are for schools, home schooling, EAL students and everyone wanting to improve their speaking, reading and understanding of English.

Each book can be read with a teacher,
parent or independently.
Learning ideas are included on every page.

All books are printed on quality paper and most are in full colour.

Click on each book for details, prices and Look Inside pages.
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The beginner-to-adult English literacy series

Suitable for teachers, home schoolers and independent students.

The Nuts and Bolts Teaching Manual is free
when purchasing this set.
Sounds of English language vowels - graded and fully illustrated
Sounds of English language consonants - graded and fully illustrated
Sounds of English language blends - graded and fully illustrated
A4 - $30.00 incl p&p *
A4 - $30.00 incl p&p *
A4 - $30.00 incl p&p *

Sounds of English language digraphs - graded and fully illustrated
Sounds of English language Schwa sound - graded and fully illustrated
Sounds of English language contractions - graded and fully illustrated
A4 - $30.00 incl p&p * A4 - $25.00 incl p&p * A4 - $30.00 incl p&p *

Sounds of English language uncountables - graded and fully illustrated
Sounds of English language homophones and heteronyms - graded and fully illustrated
Silent Letters in the English language fully illustrated
A4 - $30.00 incl p&p * A4 - $30.00 incl p&p * A4 - $30.00 incl p&p *

Sounds of English A to Z fully illustrated
Sounds of English IPA International Pronunciation guide fully illustrated
English language word and vocabulary builder - graded and fully illustrated
A4 - $30.00 incl p&p * A4 - $30.00 incl p&p * $25.00 incl p&p *

Teaching Manual

Nuts and Bolts
Literacy Teaching Manual
for the Reading Works series.

As the name suggests, this book provides ideas, suggestions and a multitude of ways for the time-poor teacher be able to present a whole raft of high-powered lessons for the above Reading Works series.

The multiple and varied aspects of literacy education are covered within these pages.

The information is easy to read, and topics can be cherry-picked to suit the needs of the teacher.

As a demonstration of how many lessons can be achieved from just one row in one book, an example from the Vowels book (click here) has been given the 'full treatment' of what is possible.

A4 90+ pages
$45.00*

The Nuts and Bolts Manual is free when you purchase the Vowels to Wonder Words set of 12.

Total price for 13 books including p&p* is $295.00
(a saving of $50)

My Book of Charts
off the wall and on your desk

Your own A4 sized booklet of charts has the advantage of being easy to read, immediately accessible and a personal reference at the moment it is needed.

My personal book of English sound charts

$35.00 incl p&p *
22 pages of charts

The titles of the full colour pages are:

  • The Alphabet - Lower Case - First Phonics
  • The Alphabet - UPPER CASE - First Phonics
  • Vowel Sounds - Advanced Level
  • The Schwa Vowel Sound
  • Consonant Sounds - Advanced Level
  • Consonant Blends - Word Beginnings
  • Consonant Blends - Word Endings
  • Digraphs 1
  • Digraphs 2
  • Digraphs 3
  • Word Beginnings Trigraphs 1; Quadrigraphs and Quintographs
  • Word Endings Trigraphs 2
  • Silent Letters
  • Contractions 1
  • Contractions 2
  • Contractions 3
  • Homophones Two-word Groups 1
  • Homophones Two-word Groups 2
  • Homophones Three-word Groups
  • Heteronyms
  • Punctuation Symbols
  • Basic Grammar

Teach Yourself to Read Series

All the basics, from vowels, consonants, CVC words to more complex words are here.

Each of these books provides the beginner reader with all the elements needed for learning to read.

Parents and class teachers will be surprised at how children are not only highly motivated to read, but at how rapid is their progress.

These books are A5 format for small hands to hold.

Click on each cover to see sample pages, learning benefits
and ordering details.

Bouncy vowels
Consonants in rhyme
First phonics - bus peg fan
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *

First phonics - cat bag dog
First phonics - is this a cat or a cot
First phonics - is this a fin or a fig
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *

First phonics - pond belt pram
First phonics - is this about kick or cake
First phonics - the other day I hurt my leg
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *

First phonics - have you ever seen a flea jump on a knee
First phonics - are these birds or beads
First phonics - one hot day I lost my hat
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *


Price for the set of 12 is $80.00 includes p&p*
 

The Loud Phonics series

The Loud Phonics books provide a strong phonetic foundation for beginner readers, and give teachers a system that not only works
but is a lot of fun to use.

All books are easy-to-hold A5 format.

Click on each cover for more information.
Set of two books $13.00*

Set of two books $13.00*

Set of two books $13.00*

Set of two books $13.00*

Set of two books $13.00*

Set of two books $13.00*

$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *


Price for the set of 14 is $85.00 Includes p&p *


Forwards and Backwards Words

Having a secure left to right oral and aural phonemic awareness promotes better reading for meaning in both out-loud and silent reading.

These easy-to-hold A5 format books will help develop
vocabulary and decoding skills.

CVC words
Four-letter words for decoding development
Five to eight letter words for decoding development.
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *

Oral Language

This is a valuable resource with hundreds of immediately usable ideas in each book.

Click books for more details, prices and Look Inside pages.

Click to look inside - English Oral Language for pre-readers and pre-school children

Click to look inside - English Oral Language for Beginner Readers, ESL, oracy

Click to look inside - English Oral Language for budding actors, diction, vocabulary building
$30.00 incl p&p *
$30.00 incl p&p *
$30.00 incl p&p *

A new alphabet action poem or song

Alphabet Swing! teaches lower and upper case letter recognition as well as the basic phonetic sound for each letter. The easy-play piano score is included.

These three books of rhymes will become firm favourites.

All books in this group are in easy-to-hold A5 format.

     
 
 
 
$7.50 incl p&p *
 
 
 
Rhymes for listening and saying out loud
Vintage pictures and rhymes
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *
$7.50 incl p&p *

A Pocket Full of Nursery Rhymes

A4 Songbook
with piano notation

for group/partner sharing

Why this book is good

  • There is nothing more enchanting than saying and singing Nursery Rhymes, but when the illustrator is Frederick Richardson, your spirits will soar even higher.
  • 17 easy-to-play traditional melodies have been arranged for piano by Ellie Hallett.
  • Jack and Jill
  • Little Bo-Peep
  • Little Jack Horner
  • Little Miss Muffet
  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • There Was a Crooked Man
  • Little Boy Blue
  • Hey Diddle Diddle
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • Baa Baa Blacksheep
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence
  • See Saw Marjory Daw
  • I Love Little Misty
  • ABC Song
  • Mary Mary Quite Contrary
  • Old King Cole
  • Three Wise Men of Gotham
  • Teaching and Learning Suggestions

 

$45.00 incl p&p *
 
 

A4-sized

The visually rich illustrations in this book coupled with the lilt of the words stimulate and enrich a multitude of learning experiences that are highly valuable to young children in their early experiences of language.

Enjoy the pictures, sounds and emotional treasures awaiting you and children in these pages — at home, at school or both.

Worth researching:
The Nursery Rhyme Effect.

$35.00 incl p&p *

Poetry Books

Click on these covers to visit Poetry and Drama website for more information, additional resources and purchase options.

The Three Little Pigs in Rhyme
Captain (If I were the captain of a great big ship ...
Toad - a Very Loud Poem
Loud Poems for Noisy Kids
Storm!
Slick Limericks - all new and original by Ellie Hallett

Word Knowledge, Speech Clarity and Vocabulary

This is highly imaginative teaching as you've never seen it before.

The learning possibilities in the Manual are not only full of variety,
they are rigorous and enjoyable to implement.

The Student Book has immediate visual and oral language appeal
for even the most reluctant learner.

Click the Teaching Manual to see examples of creative and
deep learning lesson ideas for just two of the forty five rhymes.

Mighty Mouth Movers - Forty five rhyming couplets. Deep learning made easy for Word Knowledge, Speech Clarity and Vocabulary.
For teachers of all grades and home-school parents. Examples of creative and deep learning lesson ideas for just two of the forty five rhymes.
$30.00 incl p&p *
$45.00 incl p&p *

Classroom Management

How to love Mondays and not be frazzled by Friday

This series of books offers teachers practical ways to help make the school day much more productive and a lot more enjoyable. Specialist research findings on all sorts of topics have been coupled with decades of the author's classroom experience. (more...)

$48.00 incl p&p *
$48.00 incl p&p *
$48.00 incl p&p *
 





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