The Reading Mountain® is passionate about engaging children with supportive phonic books as the first step to believing that they can decode and therefore, be successful readers.
With over 30 years of literacy teaching experience Susan Spelic (Reading Advocate and author) founded The Reading Mountain. Susan saw a need for children to access very simple chapter books featuring decodable words and writes to ‘hook’ kids into reading.
“All kids want to be the boss of their reading. We are thrilled that we have little readers waiting for the next title releases!” – Susan Spelic
- Decodable chapter books (develop reading and comprehension skills)
- Graphic novel and narrative structures to engage and support kids
- Empower children and boost their reading confidence (reluctant readers can sometimes feel isolated or ‘behind’ their friends)
More supportive features…
- Simple to read
- CVC (Consonant Vowel Consonant) and VC words
- Decodable vocabulary
- Dyslexic and reluctant reader-friendly (well-spaced fonts, muted colour palettes and clean layouts)
- Detailed artwork and speech bubbles
- Characters and narratives suitable for children aged 4-7
- Easily downloadable interactive eBook format (ePub 3.0) (compatible with Apple, Android, PC, Mac devices and iBooks / Google Play Books)
- Australian made (written, illustrated, designed and printed in Australia)
How to use the books?
The Reading Mountain® books can be used as part of a nightly reading ‘cuddle time’ or as part of a school’s reading program. While the books are ‘Dyslexic friendly,’ they are suitable for all readers up to 7 years of age and are stimulating graphic novels.
Here are a few hints about supporting your child when reading at home: Supporting your Child’s Home Reading.
What makes our books Dyslexic and reluctant reader-friendly?
- Muted colour palettes and engaging images
- Large well-spaced font (Dyslexie) and graphic novel structure
- Carefully designed to help grow a child’s reading confidence
- Thoughtful layout of text, images and spacing
IDA Dyslexia Handbook: What Every Family Should Know
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
Check out their webpage to find out more about the IDA and to download their free handbook.
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