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Clowne Junior School

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Learning to read book

A story for children aged 4 and above to share with an adult about being ‘on the internet’.

Top tips for reading this book together:

  1. Encourage your child to read as much as they can, and help them to sound out the words if they get stuck.
  2. Encourage your child to begin by sounding out the simpler words, e.g. a, can, for etc., and progress from there. Each sentence begins with, ‘You can,’ so this repeated phrase will become familiar.
  3. It’s a good idea to read the story several times. Practising, and pointing out, the different sound combinations will help to build your child’s confidence.
  4. Choose a time to read when your child is not too tired or distracted. You do not need to read the whole book in one sitting and can always return to it later. Only read for as long as your child wants to.
  5. Remember to give lots of encouragement, and praise, for their efforts!

The main aim of this book is enjoyment! If your child wants you to read the entire text to them, that’s fine too!


Guidance notes

The following sounds are included:

ll, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, oa, oo (moon), oo (book), ar, or, ear, ure, er.

It is important that your child tries to read these as letter combinations, rather than reading each letter individually. If they are unsure, look at the words together and see if they can spot any sound patterns that they are familiar with.

Non-decodable words included: the, you, so.