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Sound Out InfoMAG Set A (SOIMA) $48.50

Age Range: 7 to 14
Level: 1st Grade Readability
2016. Matt Sims.

InfoMAG uses Sound Out levels to make informational text highly accessible for struggling readers. Crammed with lively graphics and enticing pictures, each book contains about 15 short reading passages in a variety of engaging formats, from e-mails and blogs to restaurant menus and lists of idioms, all while maintaining a 75% decodability ratio!

Designed for independent or one-on-one reading, InfoMAG supports development of decoding skills and informational / nonfiction reading goals at the same time.

Each book contains lists of fully decodable story words and high frequency words at the end of each book.

real world reading
contains mostly wholly decodable words
variety of reading subjects and forms
ideal for teacher-guided instruction

As with all Sound Out sets, each set has three volumes at two adjacent levels. InfoMAG set A covers Sound Out levels 1 and 2 skills. Set B will cover levels 3 and 4 skills

Sample Pages here.


Sound Out InfoMAG Set B (SOIMB) $48.50

Age Range: 7 to 14
Level: 1st Grade Readability
2017. Matt Sims. ISBN: 9781634020282

​Designed for independent or one-on-one teacher-directed reading, InfoMAG features decodable, real-world informational text that provides opportunities for students to apply and practice the phonics and decoding skills they have been previously taught, while supporting development of decoding skills and informational / nonfiction reading goals at the same time!

Following the same phonics skill sequence as other Sound Out books, each InfoMAG contains about 15 short reading passages (crammed with lively graphics and enticing pictures) such as feature articles, ads, e-mails, blogs, menus, and lists of idioms that struggling or beginning readers can easily access because most of the words in the texts are wholly decodable!

Key features:

Real-world informational reading (short articles, ads, e-mails, blogs, menus)
Contains a high proportion of wholly decodable words
A variety of highly motivational reading subjects and forms/genres
Ideal for teacher-guided directed instruction

As with all Sound Out sets, each set has three volumes at two adjacent levels. InfoMAG Set B covers levels 3 and 4 skills.

Included for instructional use at the end of each InfoMAG book are word lists of High-Frequency Words and Content Words.


Sound Out InfoMAG Set C (SOIMC) $48.50

Age Range: 7 to 14
Level: 1st Grade Readability
2017. Matt Sims. ISBN: 9781634020350

​As with all Sound Out sets, each set has three volumes at two adjacent levels. InfoMAG Set C covers Sound Out levels 5 and 6 skills.

Level 5 focuses on one- and two-syllable words, contractions, compound words, and words with inflectional endings.

Level 6 focuses on one- and two-syllable words, syllable division patterns, schwa sound, and words with affixes.

Included for instructional use at the end of each InfoMAG book are word lists of High-Frequency Words and Content Words.


Sound Out City Secrets Set, 2ed. 6 Book Set. (SOCSS) $91.50

Age Range: 7 to 14
Level: Low 1st Grade Readability
2018. Matt Sims.

Sound Out City Secrets Set: six paperback non-fiction, decodable books for reluctant readers.

Each City Secrets title is now enlarged to a 7″x 9″ format with full-colour images throughout. This informational text series uses short (but complete) sentences to convey the history and facts of each featured location.

With all Sound Out Chapter Books, students have a chance to read engaging text while the controlled vocabulary helps them practice phonics and basic word-building skills.

This series – Sound Out Levels 5 and 6 (C Level) focuses on the following skills: one-syllable spelling patterns, word endings, compound words, prefixes and suffixes, and simple two-syllable words.

The 6 titles in this series are:

Sound Out City Secrets – City on Ice
Near the South Pole, on a rock surrounded by ice there is a small city called McMurdo Base. How did it get there? What is it like there? And why do people live in all that cold?

Sound Out City Secrets – Hidden City
Hidden under the modern city of Seattle lies another older and forgotten one. Why did the people build over their old streets?

Sound Out City Secrets – Floating Town
Every year, when the floods come to Cambodia, the Great River runs backward. The town on the Great River floats, and spreads out over a vast lake. How do the people live without land?

Sound Out City Secrets – Under the Mountain
Deep inside a mountain, people in NORAD worked to defend against attack from the skies. Why were they hiding under a mountain?

Sound Out City Secrets – Sinking City
Venice is sinking! More and more water floods the plazas, but people are working to save this historic Italian City. What can they do, with rising water all around?

Sound Out City Secrets -Dark Tunnels
Many years ago, young men disappeared under the streets of Portland. They were hidden in tunnels and forced to work on ships.

Sample Pages here


Sound Out X Sports Set, 2ed. Set of 6 books. (SOXSS) $91.50

Age Range: 7 to 14
Level: Low 1st Grade Readability
2018. Matt Sims.

Sound Out X Sports Set of 6 books, non-fiction, decodable books for reluctant readers.

Each X Sports title is now enlarged to a 7″x 9″ format with full-colour images throughout! This informational text series uses short (but complete) sentences to convey the history and facts of each X Sports title.

With all Sound Out Chapter Books, students have a chance to read engaging text while the controlled vocabulary helps them practice phonics and basic word-building skills.

This series – Sound Out Levels 5 and 6 (C Level) focuses on the following skills: contractions, one-syllable spelling patterns, tense endings, compound words, word endings, prefixes and suffixes, and simple two-syllable words.

The 6 titles in this series are:​

Sound Out X Sports – Wind Surf
Want to fly across the water? All you need is a board, a rig, and some wind.

Sound Out X Sports – BMX Bikes
Have you ever wanted to do tricks on a cool bike? You will learn where the sport came from, and how to ride a BMX bike.

Sound Out X Sports – In-Line Skates
In-line skates can be a great way to get around. You will learn about the first in-line skates, and how to do skating jumps and tricks.

Sound Out X Sports – Rock Climb
The sport of rock climbing has come a long way. Anyone can learn to rock climb. It is great fun to make your way up a rocky cliff.

Sound Out X Sports – Sky Dive
Want to fly like a bird? Sky diving gets you up high in the air. You will learn how sky diving began and how to stay safe when you sky dive.

Sound Out X Sports – Raft
Would you like to race down a river? How about riding a raft? You will learn how rafting became a sport, and how to raft safely.

Sample Pages here


Sound Out Cool Rides Set, Set of 6 books. (SOCR) $91.50

Age Range: 7 to 14
Level: Low 1st Grade Readability
2019. Susan Blackaby.

Travelling on wheels, on water, or in the air can be pretty cool. Find out what it takes to drive a race car, ride through the back country, restore an old car, get behind the wheel of a semi truck, or fly over the water.

 

Race Cars
Everything goes fast at Formula One car races! The cars and the pit crew work at lightning speed. It’s a risky sport. Drivers need top skills. Yet the first cars raced at a top speed of only 10-1/2 miles an hour. How did racing get so much faster from then to now? Sound Out Level 5.

Semi Trucks
Big trucks zip by every day on the highway. They travel at all hours. They pick up loads here and drop them off there. Yet truck drivers do far more than drive. They need to know how to fix problems on their trucks, too. And what’s a fifth wheel, anyway? Sound Out Level 5.

Trucks on the Job
Did you ever think about how concrete mixers work? How about fire trucks? Trash trucks? Snow plows? Street sweepers? Each truck is made for just one type of job. It carries gear for that one job. And it does that job very well! Sound Out Level 5.

Old Cars
Before cars were invented, people used horse-drawn carts. So early cars looked a lot like those carts. Then car makers worked to make cars sleeker, better, and faster. Many people now like their cars shiny and new. But fans of old cars love the early models the best! Sound Out Level 6.

Motor Bikes
First there were bikes. Then there were motor bikes. But motor-bike builders didn’t stop there. Now there are choppers, scooters, roadsters, and cruisers. There are sport bikes, trail bikes, and touring bikes. Each kind of bike is made for a different use. Which one would you ride? Sound Out Level 6.

Extreme Travel
How would you travel without roads or trails? ATVs and UTVs are made for this. What if it snows? Then a snowmobile is a good choice. On the water? PWCs are just right. But what are all these things? And what if you want to take to the air? Sound Out Level 6.

Sample Pages here


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The colour bar on the chapter books tells you the level.

 

 


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