Our new Decodable Explorers titles offer a structured approach to literacy and are scaffolded by strong and effective tools at the Foundation and Pre-Reading levels to build alphabet knowledge and phonemic awareness. The original Alphabet Explorers set is now joined by two new sets, Blend Explorers and Sound Explorers.
The Alphabet Explorers Set features individual titles for each letter of the alphabet, plus one each focusing on the key digraphs Ch, Ph, Sh and Th.
Alphabet Explorers presents the correct upper and lower case letter forms together in a highly appealing way, supported by real-life photographic images.
Children need several different means of identifying letters. As well as learning to read and write all letter forms, it’s essential they discover letter names and sounds.
The Red Rocket Alphabet Explorers Boxed Set features thirty 8-page books; individual titles for each letter of the alphabet, plus one each focusing on the key digraphs Ch, Ph, Sh and Th.
Red Rocket Alphabet Explorers will help children to become familiar with all the letters of the alphabet in the following ways:
Once children have individual letter and sound association knowledge secure, the next essential literacy skill is the blending of consonants – to make onset blends.
Red Rocket Blend Explorers introduce 22 common consonant combinations where each individual letter-sound is heard – helping children to become familiar with these initial blends in several ways:
Some letters commonly make more than one sound. Exploring hard, soft, long, and short letter-sounds and having that knowledge secure is an important skill for emergent students to master.
Red Rocket Sound Explorers introduce the alternative sounds letters can make, along with the unique single-sound some consonant combinations create, and help children to become familiar with these sounds in several ways:
Red Rocket Decodable Explorers offer a structured literacy approach at the emergent level. Readers will grow in confidence as they progress from the first book to the last, acquiring new skills and putting them to work in an authentic way.
Like all Red Rocket Readers, the new Decodable Explorers feature colorful, entertaining illustrations that support the text, launch oral discussion and develop student comprehension. The classic story structure (tension, climax and resolution) ensures children will want to engage with the texts.