OUR BOOKS

Our range of books can help you work with learners of all levels.

From baby and toddler child development, introducing your learner to books, starting their reading, writing, and spelling, right through to advanced language and spelling.

These books are particularly good if your learner is struggling and needs some one-on-one attention. They can also be used as an extension programme. With colourful illustrations and lots of activities, these books will be a valuable resource that you can use to work with numerous learners for years to come.

Reading & Spelling Made Simple - Set of Books

 

The Reading and Spelling Made Simple programme, created by Mary Andrew, has now been fully revised. We have split the original red manual into four smaller A5-sized books that are available in a set or individually.

 

Each book includes colourful illustrations, fun activities to encourage learning, resources you can make yourself, spelling rules, an index, glossary, and extra teaching notes.

 
 
Reading and Spelling Made Simple Teaching Guide

Reading & Spelling Made Simple Teaching Guide

Learn the basic principles and how to teach every aspect of the Reading and Spelling Made Simple programme with easy to follow instructions, diagrams, and explanations.

 

Perfect for caregivers, tutors or teachers wanting to help their learners with reading, writing, and spelling in English - either as their first or second language.

Whether teaching children, teenagers, or adults, this programme can help get them back to basics, fill in the gaps, and most importantly, build their confidence.

 

Reading & Spelling Made Simple Book One: Steps 1-4

A great resource for teaching writing and spelling right from the start! Plus a great resource for getting back to basics with learners who are struggling. 

This book introduces:

  • letters and how to write them.

  • basic words.

  • simple letter blends.

  • punctuation.

  • syllables.

  • contractions.

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Reading and Spelling Made Simple Book 2

Reading & Spelling Made Simple Book Two: Steps 5-8

This book covers more complex patterns of language, with easy step-by-step instructions and lots of activities for learners who struggle within the normal classroom environment.

This book introduces:

  • long vowels.

  • the silent ‘e’.

  • root words.

  • prefixes, suffixes, and other endings.

  • letters that change their sound.

  • vowel digraphs.

 

Reading & Spelling Made Simple Book Three: Steps 9-12

A valuable guide for helping teach advanced language, especially spelling patterns, and is also very effective as an extension programme. It also includes variations to activities for small groups.

This book covers:

  • other letters which change their sounds.

  • introducing the ‘schwa’ sound.

  • ’schwa’ sounds at the beginning of words.

  • ’schwa’ sounds at the end of words.

  • different spellings for sounds.

Reading and Spelling Made Simple Book Three
 

Reading & Spelling Made Simple Index of Sounds - Booklet

This very handy reference booklet shows the different patterns of English. It is a guide to show you where to find examples in each of the three Reading and Spelling Made Simple books – Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.

 

This four-page, laminated reference booklet includes both book and page references so you can easily find what you are looking for. 

  • Four-page laminated reference booklet.

  • A5 size so that it easily fits inside our books.

Index of Sounds
 
Preschool Literacy Made Simple
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Preschool Literacy Made Simple - Book

A guide for parents, caregivers, and early learning educators. Give your preschoolers the best start to their education. This book provides basic principles, activities, and advice for introducing and practicing their literacy skills. Includes full-colour illustrations throughout, fun activities, and a word glossary.

This book covers:

  • Child development stages.

  • Early communication skills.

  • Creating a positive learning environment.

  • Introducing literacy through fun activities.

  • Taking your learner from pre-reading to reading.

  • Writing for beginners.

 

From this book you will learn how to:

  • understand their mental and physical development stages.

  • encourage your child's experiences and growth.

  • introduce the beginning stages of communication and literacy.

  • create stimulating learning environments and choose different types of toys.

  • choose appropriate books to read to them.

  • know when your child is ready to begin learning how to read.

  • introduce and develop their early reading and writing abilities.