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. Level 5 Songbirds Phonics books focus on different spelling patterns for the long vowel sounds oo as in moon, oo as in good, ow as in down, oi as in coin and soft c as in dice. These invaluable teaching notes feature flexible activities to suit your classroom needs. They contain guidance on group reading for all six of the Level 5 Songbirds Phonics titles: Sue Kangaroo, The Cinderella Play, Usman's Books, The Upside-down Browns, Leroy, No Milk Today. They also include helpful tables of the focus phonics in each story, as well as extension activities that have been designed to improve children's language comprehension and word recognition.