High Noon: Phonetically-Controlled Chapter Books!

Julie Haden —  : Sep 18, 2015 — 1 Comment

Your child, like many of my students, may be eager to read chapter books. Sadly, few beginner chapter books are phonetically controlled to allow your child to use decoding skills to sound out words.

2015 09 17 High Noon BooksLuckily, High Noon Books has come to your child’s rescue. Even my most reluctant readers feel huge success with these chapter books. As your child will, they quickly discovered that words in these books follow decoding rules. So when need be, they can easily sound out words as they read. My students love High Noon Books!

The High Noon Books collection starts at a first grade reading level. Their chapter books have themes that appeal to seven to fourteen year olds – great for older emergent readers and English-as-a-Second-Language students, too. Level one, for example focuses on one-syllable words with short vowels. Each book has six short chapters. Each chapter contains no more than four pages. 2015 09 17 High Noon Books insideLarge text and one picture per chapter provide visual interest and context clues. The last page of each book lists high frequency words, so you can pre-teach any sight words to your child before starting to read the book.2015 09 17 High Noon Books High Frequency

You can purchase High Noon Books directly from their website: High Noon Books. They offer both high-interest, phonetically-controlled fiction and nonfiction books.

Hope your child experiences the joy and success my students have over the years with these books. There is nothing better than seeing reluctant readers eager to finish their first chapter book so that they can start their next!

What was your child’s first favorite chapter book series?

One response to High Noon: Phonetically-Controlled Chapter Books!

  1. Hi,

    I hope you’ll also check out http://www.dogonalogbooks.com. DOG ON A LOG Books are a systematic series of decodable chapter books (and their less text companion Let’s GO! Books for kids who are overwhelmed by longer chapter books.) They follow a structured literacy/Orton-Gillingham based phonics sequence. Since they are chapter books, kids get more practice and because they’re sequential, they get an ongoing series that introduces more phonics rules at each step of books. Although the series starts out with very simple phonics and stories, the books quickly get longer and more “complicated.” There are even printable boardgames, activities, and flashcards that can be downloaded from the website.

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