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Pip and Tim Decodable Books

Pip and Tim Decodable Books

The Little Learner decodable books have delightful stories that children can read using their phonic knowledge; the letters and sounds that they have been explicitly taught using the Little Learners Love Literacy approach. We call them the NO TRICKS books. 

The books children LOVE to read with words they CAN read!

There are generally two types of books given to young readers - decodable (books which have letters and sounds that children have been taught) and predictable (repetitive text which encourages chldren to look at the picture and guess the word). The Pip and Tim series of books are carefully sequenced decodable books.  

The engaging Pip and Tim books are sequenced in 8 stages so that children experience success from the start. Children love the continuity of the adventures of Pip and Tim as they find out more about their lives, their teachers and friends.

Each book has rich but controlled vocabulary so that only words which can be decoded or 'sounded out' are used. Consequently, there are no words that the reader cannot 'sound out' or 'decode'.

A few Heart Words are introduced at each stage. Heart words are words that chlldren need to 'learn by heart' as they cannot decode them at this stage. Heart words are essential to create a story. 

Each book lists the known sounds, Heart words, Vocabulary check and a Questions to talk about section.  

The five books for each stage provide lots of pratice. Children should read the books at least three times to develop their confidence, skills and fluency.

A sample page from each stage is shown below with a list of stages and titles at the end. Each stage has 5 books which addes up to 45 books in total.

The special classroom pack with 5 copies of each book saves nearly 20% $1595  (250 books). A 'must have' resource for every Early Years classroom.  Additional information is also provided on our Online Shop. We call our 'decodable books' the secret ingredient to being a successful and confident reader.  

The Macquarie Multi-lit program recommend this pack for their tier 2 intervention program. 


The Home Pack includes one copy of each story -  50 sequential decodable books. Order online $365


Each pack includes a complimentary set of our Speed Sounds and Chants cards for Stages Plus 4, 5, 6, 7 unit 1. Normally $9.95

Alison Clark from Spelfabet wrote about our Pip and Tim books and make a little video.  Alison gives an overview of the Stages 1 - 7.  Click here to view. 

Stage 1 - m s f a p t c i
Heart words: the The My my I

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Stage 2 - b h n o d g l v
Heart Words: as in Stage 1

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Stage 3 - y r e qu z
Heart Words: he to was we she

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Stage 4 - j u k x w
Heart Words: of are too for her

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Stage Plus 4

This set of 5 books consolidates the sounds and letters from Stages 1,2,3 & 4. It also bridges Stage 4 and Stage 5. The design is quite different incorporating speech bubbles and text separated by illustrations. In fact, these books don't look like readers at all! The stories about Tim and Pip are quirky so that the children will love them. The letter 'a' as a word is introduced along with the double consonants representing one sound, as in tell, still, off.

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Stage 5 - a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p qu r s t u v w x y z
digraph -ck double consonants - one sound such as rabbit, miss.

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Stage 6 ck sh ch th ng

Quack! the first book in this series made the long list of the Australian Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award. What a great achievement! Stage 6 focuses on teaching and reading words with consonant digraphs - two consonant letters representing one sound. Quack focuses on ck, The Shed Shop focuses on sh but also revises ck. It is important that children read the books in order as there is a gradual build up of all the digraphs and most importantly the stories follow on in a story sequence. Each book has a list of Speed Words. These words can be decoded and provide practice in developing word fluency and automaticity. These can be photocopied for word games. Quack! This delightful story focuses on - ck. In this story there is a problem - a noise from a rock. What is it? Oh, it is Quack, the duck. Why does Quack keep coming back?

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The Shed Shop focuses on sh. Tim and Pip clean up the shed for dad and end up selling most of the junk.

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The Munch Bunch Fun Park focuses on words with ch. Feeling so rich after selling the junk in the shed, they go to the Munch Bunch Fun Park.

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Thud Thump Thunk focuses on th. This book introduces the Smith twins who get up to quite a bit of mischief.

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A Day in the Jungle focuses on ng. Tim and Pip explore their garden thinking it is just like a jungle.

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Stage 7 Unit 1
Vowel graphemes - ai, ay, ee, ea, igh, ie, oa

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Stage 7 Unit 2 
Vowel graphemes: ar or aw er ir ur air

 

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Stage 7 Unit 3

Vowel Graphemes:  oi oy oo ou ow    More information on the online shop. 

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