Series Overview

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Foundation Level  |  Lilac

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.

  • Boxed Set of 30 Titles
  • Worksheets (x26) Free Downloadable
  • eBook Editions for all 30 titles
  • Letter Posters (x26) Free Downloadable

Guided Reading Levels (Correlated)
A
RR Intervention Levels
1

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:

  • by alphabet names
  • as upper and lower case symbols
  • by word and picture associations
  • by sound associations
  • by sharing rhymes (inside back cover)
  • through practice of letter formation 

Awards

  • Winner – Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award 2012
  • Finalist- AEP Distinguished Achievement 2011


Pre-Reading Level  |  Pink

An essential first introduction to the basic conventions of print. Unlike traditional ‘ABC’ alphabet books, the letters are presented within a story context. Using letter knowledge and picture clues, children can experience first reading success.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • Printable Worksheets for all titles
  • Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)

F&P Guided Reading Levels
A-B
RR Intervention Levels
1

A first introduction to the basic conventions of print, Pre-Reading Level titles help children get off to a flying start. Unlike traditional “abc” alphabet books, the letters are presented within a story context so that, using pre-existing letter knowledge and picture clues, children can decode the text and experience first reading success. All 26 letters of the alphabet are included in the 16 fiction readers and again in the 16 non fiction titles.

Key Letter Readers allow students to use their letter knowledge to read text, and:

  • use bold letter font and additional word spacing
  • introduce and build phonemic awareness and phonic knowledge
  • introduce the upper and lower case letters together
  • use red highlighting to emphasize focus letters and punctuation
  • feature exciting visual story spreads to give clues for word recognition and launch oral discussion and critical thinking


Emergent Level   |   Magenta

Emergent Level Readers engage students with wonderful fiction and non-fiction texts, fully supported by attractive illustrations and photographs.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Big Book Editions Printable Worksheets for all titles
  • 8 te reo Māori Adaptations
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
A-C
RR Intervention Levels
1-2

Emergent Level Readers engage students with wonderful fiction and non-fiction texts, fully supported by attractive illustrations and photographs, and:

  • ensure the learner reader builds control of a bank of high-frequency words that can be recognised automatically
  • provide text layout to support phrasing and reading fluency
  • introduce the upper and lower case letters together
  • use red highlighting to emphasize punctuation
  • feature exciting visual story spreads to give clues for word recognition and launch oral discussion and critical thinking

FICTION STRAND

  • introduces more than 20 high-frequency words
  • Extension Activity: Key Word Flashcards

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • promotes literacy from cover-to-cover via topics that align with the curriculum
  • creates visual interest with stunning full-colour photography
  • Extension Activity: Key Word Flashcards 


Rainbow and World Explorers

Our new series – Rainbow and World Explorers – has been developed as a direct response to demand for more Emergent Level titles in the Red Rocket Readers series. Rainbow Explorers look at Colors, and World Explorers looks at everyday experiences.

The 16 new Explorers help children observe and categorize the things they see in the world around them, laying the foundations for literacy by building vocabulary, developing book handling skills, and recognizing word and picture associations.

  • 16 Titles
  • Photographic Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles


F&P Guided Reading Levels
A-B
RR Intervention Levels
1-2

Early Level 1   |   Red

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels students will increase control of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • 8 te reo Māori Adaptations
  • 4 Big Book Editions
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
B-D
RR Levels
3-5

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels of Red, Yellow, Blue and Green, students will:

  • increase control of print conventions (supported by the red highlighting of punctuation until the end of the Red level)
  • increase control of phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • master control of increased complexity in syntactic and sentence structure
  • further develop their oral language, comprehension and critical thinking skills

FICTION STRAND

  • enjoy a wide range of entertaining fiction stories, including popular traditional tales
  • master more than 20 new words
  • Extension Activity: Key Word Flashcards

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • build familiarity with non-fiction features such as tables of contents, glossaries and captions
  • develop skills for reading informational, expository text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Early Level 2   |   Yellow

Carefully controlled new vocabulary is surrounded by a context of familiar sentence structure and known words.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • 4 Big Book Editions
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
C-G
RR Intervention Levels
6-8

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels of Red, Yellow, Blue and Green, students will:

  • increase control of print conventions 
  • increase control of phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • master control of increased complexity in syntactic and sentence structure
  • further develop their oral language, comprehension and critical thinking skills

FICTION STRAND

  • enjoy a wide range of entertaining fiction stories, including popular traditional tales
  • master more than 20 new words
  • Extension Activity: Key Word Flashcards

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • build familiarity with non-fiction features such as tables of contents, glossaries and captions
  • develop skills for reading informational, expository text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Early Level 3   |   Blue

Early Level 3 titles feature carefully crafted challenges that are reading level appropriate and build on the skills needed to be successful and confident readers.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • 4 Big Book Editions
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
D-H
RR Intervention Levels
9-11

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels of Red, Yellow, Blue and Green, students will:

  • increase control of print conventions
  • increase control of phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • master control of increased complexity in syntactic and sentence structure
  • further develop their oral language, comprehension and critical thinking skills

FICTION STRAND

  • enjoy a wide range of entertaining fiction stories, including popular traditional tales
  • master more than 20 new words
  • Extension Activity: Key Word Flashcards

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • build familiarity with non-fiction features such as tables of contents, glossaries and captions
  • develop skills for reading informational, expository text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Early Level 4   |   Green

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels students will increase control of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • 4 Big Book Editions
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
F-K
RR Intervention Levels
12-14

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels of Red, Yellow, Blue and Green, students will:

  • increase control of print conventions
  • increase control of phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • master control of increased complexity in syntactic and sentence structure
  • further develop their oral language, comprehension and critical thinking skills

FICTION STRAND

  • enjoy a wide range of entertaining fiction stories, including popular traditional tales
  • master more than 20 new words
  • Extension Activity: Key Word Flashcards

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • build familiarity with non-fiction features such as tables of contents, glossaries and captions
  • develop skills for reading informational, expository text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Fluency Level 1   |   Orange

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels students will increase control of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • 4 Big Book Editions
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
H-M
RR Intervention Levels
15-16

The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

With the Red Rocket Fluency levels of Orange, Turquoise, Purple and Gold students will:

  • reinforce the reading strategies of earlier levels
  • be encouraged to apply newly acquired skills to more challenging texts
  • focus on more challenging vocabulary, print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • further develop thinking skills and comprehension

FICTION STRAND

  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Whiz

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • explore high-interest topics and reinforce and extend subject area content
  • further develop non-fiction literacy skills with more complex text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Fluency Level 2   |   Turquoise

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels students will increase control of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
H-M
RR Intervention Levels
17-18

The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

With the Red Rocket Fluency levels of Orange, Turquoise, Purple and Gold students will:

  • reinforce the reading strategies of earlier levels
  • be encouraged to apply newly acquired skills to more challenging texts
  • focus on more challenging vocabulary, print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • further develop thinking skills and comprehension

FICTION STRAND

  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Whiz

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • explore high-interest topics and reinforce and extend subject area content
  • further develop non-fiction literacy skills with more complex text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Fluency Level 3   |   Purple

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels students will increase control of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
J-O
RR Intervention Levels
19-20

The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

With the Red Rocket Fluency levels of Orange, Turquoise, Purple and Gold students will:

  • reinforce the reading strategies of earlier levels
  • be encouraged to apply newly acquired skills to more challenging texts
  • focus on more challenging vocabulary, print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • further develop thinking skills and comprehension

FICTION STRAND

  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Whiz

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • explore high-interest topics and reinforce and extend subject area content
  • further develop non-fiction literacy skills with more complex text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Fluency Level 4   |   Gold

Through a carefully controlled sequence of challenges at the Early levels students will increase control of print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context.

  • 48 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles
  • 4 Spanish Adaptations
  • Worksheets, Lesson Briefs and Running Records available for all titles
  • Lesson Plans available for some titles. (Others in production)


F&P Guided Reading Levels
J-N
RR Intervention Levels
21-22

The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

With the Red Rocket Fluency levels of Orange, Turquoise, Purple and Gold students will:

  • reinforce the reading strategies of earlier levels
  • be encouraged to apply newly acquired skills to more challenging texts
  • focus on more challenging vocabulary, print conventions, phonological patterns and phonic knowledge in context
  • further develop thinking skills and comprehension

FICTION STRAND

  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Whiz

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • explore high-interest topics and reinforce and extend subject area content
  • further develop non-fiction literacy skills with more complex text
  • Extension Activity: Glossary


Advanced Fluency Level 1   |   Silver

  • 16 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles


F&P Guided Reading Levels
L-P
RR Intervention Levels
23-24

The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

  • Increased complexity of structural formats
  • Level-appropriate challenges for advanced readers
  • Use of a more sophisticated font
  • Increased variation in text placement
  • Phrasing that challenges fluency 

FICTION STRAND

  • compelling storylines and clearly defined characters, some of whom recur throughout the levels
  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Power

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • feature all the components commonly found in non-fiction; a contents page, a glossary and an index
  • Enhanced further by the inclusion of visual communicators such as inset maps, charts and photos and the use of lists, numbering, bold and italic text and bullet points to reinforce and deliver additional impact in a memorable way.
  • Extend non-fiction literacy skills with complex text types and genres
  • Explore, reinforce and extend subject area knowledge in the key learning contexts of People and Places, Natural World, Technological World and Numbers at Work
  • Extension Activity: develop index skills


Advanced Fluency Level 2   |   Emerald

  • 16 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles


F&P Guided Reading Levels
M-R
RR Intervention Levels
25-26

The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

  • Increased complexity of structural formats
  • Level-appropriate challenges for advanced readers
  • Use of a more sophisticated font
  • Increased variation in text placement
  • Phrasing that challenges fluency 

FICTION STRAND

  • compelling storylines and clearly defined characters, some of whom recur throughout the levels
  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Power

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • feature all the components commonly found in non-fiction; a contents page, a glossary and an index
  • Enhanced further by the inclusion of visual communicators such as inset maps, charts and photos and the use of lists, numbering, bold and italic text and bullet points to reinforce and deliver additional impact in a memorable way.
  • Extend non-fiction literacy skills with complex text types and genres
  • Explore, reinforce and extend subject area knowledge in the key learning contexts of People and Places, Natural World, Technological World and Numbers at Work
  • Extension Activity: develop index skills


Advanced Fluency Level 3 | Ruby

  • 16 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles


F&P Guided Reading Levels
N-T
RR Intervention Levels
27-28

The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

  • Increased complexity of structural formats
  • Level-appropriate challenges for advanced readers
  • Use of a more sophisticated font
  • Increased variation in text placement
  • Phrasing that challenges fluency 

FICTION STRAND

  • compelling storylines and clearly defined characters, some of whom recur throughout the levels
  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Power

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • feature all the components commonly found in non-fiction; a contents page, a glossary and an index
  • Enhanced further by the inclusion of visual communicators such as inset maps, charts and photos and the use of lists, numbering, bold and italic text and bullet points to reinforce and deliver additional impact in a memorable way.
  • Extend non-fiction literacy skills with complex text types and genres
  • Explore, reinforce and extend subject area knowledge in the key learning contexts of People and Places, Natural World, Technological World and Numbers at Work
  • Extension Activity: develop index skills


Advanced Fluency Level 4   |   Sapphire

  • 16 Titles
  • Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • eBook Editions for all titles


F&P Guided Reading Levels
O-U
RR Intervention Levels
29-30


The mastery of more complex strategies will enable students to read with increased pace, flow, phrasing and intonation, freeing their attention to the meaning within text.

  • Increased complexity of structural formats
  • Level-appropriate challenges for advanced readers
  • Use of a more sophisticated font
  • Increased variation in text placement
  • Phrasing that challenges fluency 

FICTION STRAND

  • compelling storylines and clearly defined characters, some of whom recur throughout the levels
  • master more than 50 new words at each colour level
  • Extension Activity: Word Power

NON-FICTION STRAND

  • feature all the components commonly found in non-fiction; a contents page, a glossary and an index
  • Enhanced further by the inclusion of visual communicators such as inset maps, charts and photos and the use of lists, numbering, bold and italic text and bullet points to reinforce and deliver additional impact in a memorable way.
  • Extend non-fiction literacy skills with complex text types and genres
  • Explore, reinforce and extend subject area knowledge in the key learning contexts of People and Places, Natural World, Technological World and Numbers at Work
  • Extension Activity: develop index skills