synthetic phonics


Why we recommend Synthetic Phonics and Decodable books


Dandelion Readers Phonicbooks

Phonic Books specialise in publishing synthetic phonic reading books and workbooks for beginner and catch-up readers and spellers. The phonic reading books are linked with the Australian Curriculum English (ACE) Year levels. Phonicbooks are based on the following principles:

  • Decodable reading books should be an integral part of any Synthetic Phonics teaching. These books complement any Synthetic Phonics programme.
  • A phonics reading scheme should progress in small steps so that all children can follow it with success.
  • Children need to practice and consolidate what they have learned at each stage. How much practice is needed varies from pupil to pupil. The breadth of our range of books allows for this.
  • Playing reading games is a great way to practice reading skills.

SPELD NSW and our other SPELD Branches in WA., QLD. and VIC.  recommend Dandelion Readers for students with S.L.D.s learning to read.

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See the Resources Catalogue for more information on Beginner Readers (3 to 6 yrs), Catch Up Readers (8-14 yrs) and other Dandelion Resources.


Reader Placement Assessment

PDF Order Form:
SPELD NSW Resources Order Form



Dandelion Kindergarten Packs

Dandelion Readers Kindergarten Pack
Dandelion Launchers Kindergarten Pack
Dandelion Years 1 and 2 Pack


SPELD NSW Members receive a 10% discount for sales.


Postage and Handling for online orders:

Postage is minimum $12 per order. Please see our online store for an exact postage calculation.


Email orders to, phone orders 02 9739 6277 (9am-3pm Mon-Thurs), post forms to us or order online.

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