What are Catch-up Readers?
Catch-up readers are decodable, systematic phonic reading books for older readers
Interest Age: 8 to 14+
80% of struggling readers have a gap in phonics knowledge. Phonics books fill in these missing gaps. They are designed for older students who may have already experienced reading failure. Since many of these students also experience loss of confidence and low self-esteem, Phonics Books develop confident, independent reading strategies.
Included in each series:
Each of the series engage students in action-packed stories, while introducing step-by-step decodable phonics skills. Each series is supported by a photocopiable workbook (sold separately) that provides a variety of skill based activities.
To view the PhonicBooks Scope & Sequence, click the photo below
Moon Dogs Book Series – Set 3
Written by Tami Reis-Frankfort & Clair Baker and Illustrated by Asha & Drew Wilson
A humorous three set series following a group of teenage friends who are in the Moon Dog band.
The Moon Dogs Series (set 3) is a 14 book set, designed to appeal to older, struggling readers at the early stages of reading. With both male and female characters, the Moon Dog series will appeal to boys and girls alike. Set 3 introduces two spellings for vowel sounds. Skills are developed through step-by-step progression, allowing practice at each level.
Books: 8 Decodable Books Sold Together as a Complete Series
Phonic Skills Taught
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Moon Dogs Workbook – Set 3 (Sold Separately)
Catch-up reader workbooks are integral to the reading program as they include activities to support the learner.
This 200 page, photocopiable workbook has 14 chapters of activities designed for older students, ages 8-14, who are beginner readers. This workbook corresponds directly to the 8 books in the Moon Dogs Set 3 reading series, and introduces two spellings for vowel sounds. Activities include word building, reading, grammar and vocabulary, and are based on the characters and adventures in the Moon Dogs series.
For help deciding which series to begin with, click the photo below for an assessment.