The Flying Carpet

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Lara found a trampoline pad lying on the path. Why is she sitting on it in the park with Mark and Barney?

Author(s): Joy Allcock, Caileigh Forbes
Sound Focus ‘ar’

Alignment with Ready to Read Phonics Plus

Emergent Level 8

Colour: Yellow

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You can use the following notes to teach students word-level reading /decoding strategies. More in-depth notes can be downloaded below.

Word-Level Reading Strategies

Total Word Count: (includes title) 161.
90 different words. 52 are high-frequency words, 69 are decodable and 3 are non-decodable vocabulary words.

Decodability Criteria: Words in this book are either high-frequency words or are decodable according to the following criteria:
• one letter = one sound (e.g. cat)
• doubled letters = one sound (e.g. off)
• word endings er, y, ed, ing (e.g. after, windy, shouted, flying)
• short ‘o’ written with an a after a ‘w’ sound (e.g. was)
• short ‘oo’ written oo (e.g. looked)
• long vowel spellings in the middle and at the end of words (e.g. play, rose, right)
• voiced and unvoiced ‘th’ written th (e.g. the, with); ‘sh’ written sh, (e.g. she) ‘ch’ written ch, (e.g. charged), ‘ng’ written n and ng (e.g. flying, sink), ‘x’ written x, ‘kw’ written qu
• ‘ar’ sound written ar and a (e.g. Lara, can’t)

Decoding Strategy: As well as revising previously taught strategies, the focus of this book is to learn that the ‘ar’ sound is commonly written ar and sometimes just a. These spelling patterns for the ‘ar’ sound are coded blue in the text to help students notice them. Students will meet ‘ar’ words spelled ar in the story (Lara, garden, carpet, park, Mark, Barney, started, charged, start, marvellous) and a (path, blast, after, can’t, gasped, laughed)

Non-decodable Words: High-frequency words: one, found, shouted, ground, down

Vocabulary words: laughed, adventure, marvellous
Important Vocabulary in Text:

Adjectives: windy, blustery, flying, marvellous
Verbs: play, found, thrown, rose, took, looked, started, bark, raced, charged, sink, dropped, believe, gasped, laughed, come,
Nouns: garden, trampoline pad, carpet, park

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