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Alba Series
Item #: AL1 Includes: Complete Set: 12 Books (one of each title)
Price: $96.00
Reading Level (Grade): 1.00-2.00 Interest Level (Age): Ages 8-14+
Author(s): Clair Baker

Alba Series

Catch Up Readers
Designed for older students, these books can be used to either teach or reinforce new and already learned decoding skills. All seven progressive phonics series (Moon Dogs to Titan's Gauntlet) feature action-packed stories divided into books with about 300 words each, with the conclusion of the story in each sets final book.

Features of Catch Up Readers
•Designed for guided or independent reading
•Ideal for practicing specific decoding patterns in the context of a larger narrative
•Text is supported by color pictures on each page
•Each book focuses on a set of sound-spellings for readers to practice
•Action-packed stories in short books (about 300 words each)

Alba Series

The 12 books in this new catch-up series offer step-by-step phonic progression within exciting, beautifully illustrated, age-appropriate stories. This series covers the essential phonic foundations a catch-up pupil will need, starting at CVC/CVCC level. It will appeal to both boys and girls.

•Book 1: CVC, CVCC
•Book 4: 'sh', 'ch', 'th'
•Book 5: 'ck', 'ng', 'qu', 'wh'
•Book 6: 'ae' (ai, ay, a-e, a)
•Book 7: 'ee' (ee, ea, e, y, ey)
•Book 8: 'oe' (o-e, ow, oa, o)
•Book 9: 'er' (er, ir, ur)
•Book 10: 'ow' (ow, ou)
•Book 11: 'ie' (igh, i-e, y, i)
•Book 12: 'oo' (oo, ew, u-e, u)

Aimed at girls and boys, this series has a feisty, resourceful female heroine. Alba steps in to save the day when someone threatens to jeopardise her fathers important scientific work.

Starting at CVC level the books progress at a faster pace through adjacent consonants, consonant digraphs and alternative vowel spellings.
This series shares the same phonic progression as the Totem Series and can be used in parallel.