Green Series – Closed Syllable Concept
The Green Series is comprised of two sets – Fiction Stories and Photo Stories, each with 10 titles. Book 1 in each set starts off with short, simple text including all short vowels and the sight words “the” and “a”. As the sets progress, we introduce the sight words “to”, “was”, “of”, and “said”. Digraphs such as ‘th’, ‘sh’ ‘ch’, ‘wh’ and ‘qu’ are also introduced, as well as the suffixes ‘ed’, ‘ing’ and ‘s’.
Books 1-10 of the Fiction Stories are painted with vivid colours and the stories revolve around animals and young characters. The text is large and clear with extra spaces to help young readers see the distinction between each word.
Books 1-10 of the Photo Stories are created with real photographs. The stories have more of a narrative structure, telling about what the characters are doing and experiencing. As in the fiction books, the text is large and clear with extra spaces to help young readers see the distinction between each word.