Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds - Age 7+ - How to Fight Fear: Band 04/Blue by Rachael Davis
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. The 7+ books are designed for children aged 7+ who need more practice to acquire phonics skills. They have age-appropriate content, more mature images, and are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 3-5.
This non-fiction book explores fear: what it is, why we feel it and how to overcome it. We learn about fight or flight in the animal kingdom, as well as examples of human physical fears (like spiders) and mental fears (like school worry). We all feel afraid sometimes, and that's okay. What we need to do is not let our fears control us.
Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language.
The focus sounds in this book are: /ch/ /sh/ /th/ /ng/ /ai/ /ee/ /igh/ /oa/ /oo/ /oo/ /ar/ /or/ /ur/ /ow/ /oi/ /ear/, and adjacent consonants.
Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall.
Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.