The Pods – Phase 3
The second set of Pod readers covers the letter sounds of Phase 3, including less frequent consonants and digraphs, as well as vowel digraphs and r-controlled vowel sounds. There are 12 books in the set and each has been sequenced in accordance with the progression of letters and sounds.
The set includes 12 fiction readers, each with colorful illustrations.
|Book Band||Early 1 (Red)
|Guided Reading Level||A - C|
|Reading Level||1 - 3|
|Book #||Book Title||Letter Sounds|
|1||The Wig Mix Up||j v w x|
|2||Buzz, Buzz, Yip, Yap||y z zz|
|3||A Quick Chill||qu ch sh|
|4||The Ting-a-Ling King||th ng|
|5||The Queen and the Cat||ai ee igh|
|6||Pop Cooks a Loaf||oa oi oo (short/long)|
|7||Cow on the Hill||ow|
|8||Doc in the Farmyard||ar air|
ear er ur
|10||A Fort for Fin||or ure|
|11||Redder and Redder||Syllables|
|12||A Bit of Butter||
What is next?
At the Phase 4 (Blends), students consolidate their knowledge of letter sounds in words that contain adjacent consonants. Students will practise blending for reading and segmenting for spelling.
At the Phase 5 (Vowel Sounds), students will broaden their knowledge of letter sounds for use in reading and spelling. They will learn new alternative ways to spell particular vowel sounds.
At Phase 5.5 (Sound Families), we have developed our own unique and extensive Sound Family decodable readers to introduce alternative vowel sounds so that children can become familiar with phonemes being represented by different graphemes.
At the Phase 6 (Spelling), students will learn about past tenses, adding suffixes, and spelling long words. They will read longer and less familiar texts independently and with increased fluency.
Not ready for Phase 3?
At Phase 2 (Letter Sound), students will learn the first 19 letter sounds. Students will also learn to read and spell CVC words. They will read decodable phrases and sentences.