Where Were You, Bert? Local Teacher's Material by Julia Donaldson


Where Were You, Bert? Local Teacher's Material by Julia Donaldson

In Where Were You, Bert? a bird, a nurse and a mermaid make Bert late for school. Can he ever be early? Level 6 Songbirds Phonics books focus on different spelling patterns for the long vowel sounds ar as in star, au as in August, ur as in fur, air as in hair, ear as in near, ure as in pure and soft g as in giant. The focus phonics in this book are ur as in fur. Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics are highly decodable, beautifully illustrated stories written by best-selling author Julia Donaldson. The series contains a variety of storylines, rhyme, rhythm and genre ensuring there is something for every child to enjoy. The rich, patterned language in the stories is decodable making them perfect for children to practise their phonics. Songbirds Phonics can be used as a complete phonics programme, or the individual books can be used for phonics practice alongside any other phonics programme. Each book contains inside cover notes to support parents/carers with their children's phonics practice and comprehension.

About the Author

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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24 pages


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Publication date

5th July 2012



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