Readers 11x-20x is an exciting new level that enables each story, from 11 to 20, to be immediately followed by a longer adventure story, reinforcing all and only the sounds learned to date.
Reason for creating the new level: early Readers up to 20 introduce ten new sounds (oo, er, sh, all, ing, ar, ay, etc).
with just one short story for each. The new pack, 11x-20x, lets students reinforce each new sound in a longer story moving on.
The ideal reading sequence is:
11,11X 12,12X 13,13x 14,14x etc
or if you have completed 11-20, consolidate with 11x-20x.
Benefits of the 11x-20x Readers:
- entertaining adventure stories
- increase fluency with early words
- reinforce the high-frequency words
- reinforce the vital early digraphs
- reinforce the early special words
- learn twenty-six new special words
- build reading fluency with longer stories
Note: The new 11x-20x stories have been carefully crafted by our Training Director Jeremy O'Carroll in complete accordance with the architecture of the Fitzroy Method.
The first Reader, A Fat Cat, uses only 13 letters. This makes it easy for small children to start reading without delay.
The first five Readers each teach one basic vowel sound: a, e, i, o and u. Repeated often, these vowels and many consonants become completely memorable.
Within Readers 1-10, special words like I, have, to, go, for… are introduced – one or two with each Reader. Children quickly learn to read simple-sounding words wherever they see them.
Reader 9 teaches the first digraph, oo as in roof. Digraphs enable children, without further teaching, to sound out whole families of words – including many they have never seen before.
By Reader 10, children are already reading simple sentences with fluency.