Fitzroy Readers are Australian, very comprehensive phonics readers. There are at least 60 readers in the whole series, grouped in sets of 10 illustrated, graded phonic-based readers. Each story features a basic English sound (e.g. oy), a few sight words (e.g. said), a revision word list and an extension word list. This is the second set of 10 and covers blends, word endings, longer vowels and vowel combinations.
Fitzroy is a school in Australia which was founded by two educators who were disillusioned with the whole language approach to teaching reading.
Recently updated to include colour pictures, they represent an excellent investment, particularly for those with absolute beginning readers as they have a tremendous sense of achievement in being able to read a whole book by themselves!
Level: Years 1-2
Suitability: Suitable for all i.e. home, school or homeschool use.
Optional extras: Word skill books, listen along cassettes, workbooks and CD roms.
(Based on a review by Kate Jaunay)