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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.
Hanako's family visit a city farm where, unbeknownst to them, a hen lays an egg in Hanako’s bag. The egg hatches – and the chick is adored by Hanako, her dad and the cat, Tora. But her mum thinks poor Cheep is a messy waste of space! After a few months of trial and tribulations, Cheep grows into a hen and lays an egg in the same bag she started life in. Hanako uses it to cook a Japanese egg dish … and Mum finally starts to accept the hen into the family!
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/, 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.